James is absolutely obsessed with Monsters, Inc. Every time the kids get to watch a movie he always begs for this movie, and could literally watch it over, and over, and over again. Because of this, I figured there was no better choice of a party for him.
Next I began by putting 2 tablespoons of the teal batter right in the center of the circle pan, followed by 2 tablespoons of the purple batter. I just continued this pattern until half of the batter was in the pan (I did two cakes, with only one pan, so I had to do one cake and then wait to do the second one). I learned about this awesome method at a fellow cake lover's blog post, where the blogger mentioned that you shouldn't shake the pan to level out the batter. Just let gravity to it's thing...
I taped the picture to my kitchen counter, and then took wax paper and taped that over top of the picture:
Once all of the outlines were done, I started adding colors:
The final piece to this puzzle, included adding a thick white layer of frosting on the entire back of the piped picture (it doesn't have to be pretty, it only has to cover the whole back of the picture):