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Coolest Ocean Wonderland Cake 55

by Michelle K.
(Hesston, Kansas)

Homemade Ocean Wonderland Cake

Homemade Ocean Wonderland Cake

Homemade Ocean Wonderland Cake
Homemade Ocean Wonderland Cake
Homemade Ocean Wonderland Cake

I made this Homemade Ocean Wonderland Cake for my son's second birthday. He loves fish so we had an ocean themed day. I wanted it to be big enough to show a lot of detail so I stacked two 9 X 13 cakes. Strawberry on the bottom and chocolate on the top. All of the frosting is homemade buttercream.

I used Wilton candy molds for the shells and fish. I melted white chocolate chips and poured it into the molds. To get the marbling effect, I used a toothpick and swirled in Wilton candy coloring. To make the coral I colored the chocolate and using the writing tip I piped it onto wax paper and put it into the freezer to harden. The seaweed is buttercream piped on with the leaf tip. The octopus is a Hostess cupcake without the marshmallow. I frosted it with the star tip and made the tentacles flow over the top and sides forming the two in the front to hold the candles. The eyes are milk chocolate chips.

The sand is frosting I colored with brown icing coloring and the water is light and dark blue icing swirled and in a flowing pattern to look wavy. This cake was a lot of fun and a huge hit.

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Coolest Alice in Wonderland Birthday Cake 7

by Lauren C.
(Lakewood, CO)

Homemade Alice in Wonderland Birthday Cake

Homemade Alice in Wonderland Birthday Cake

My daughter is obsessed with Alice and really wanted an Alice in Wonderland Birthday Cake for her 3rd birthday. She went and saw the movie with daddy during the day, and even wore her Alice in Wonderland costume to her party. After searching everywhere I found a Wilton storybook doll pan on eBay.

I used a box chocolate cake mix and after baking it transferred the cake to a piece of cardboard covered in foil. I found the directions for decorating the cake online and used them as a guideline for where to end the apron and start the dress. I made homemade buttercream icing. I used a star tip to fill in the apron and legs with white, then used Wilton dye to do the remainder of the dress in blue.

I then used yellow Wilton dye for the hair, and black Wilton dye for the shoes, and bow. I used a small round tip to do the eyes and mouth, and outline the dress and legs. In the past I have just done white icing on the sides and decorated the surface of the cake, but I went ahead and extended the blue, white and yellow all the way down the sides of the cake.

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Coolest My Little Pony Winter Wonderland Cake 54

by Tammi H.
(Surrey, BC, Canada)

Homemade My Little Pony Winter Wonderland

Homemade My Little Pony Winter Wonderland

This homemade My Little Pony winter wonderland cake was for my daughter’s 5th birthday. The tiers are 6” & 12”. The sides are iced in pink & purple buttercream and the tops are iced in white buttercream and sprinkled with a combination of sparkling sugar and disco dust. The board is iced in white buttercream and sprinkled with the same mixture.

The bottom part of the turrets are ice cream cones covered in marshmallow fondant, and the top parts are sugar cones covered in royal icing and sprinkled with the sugar mixture. The turrets are secured to the cake with skewers. The rainbow is attached to the turrets with royal icing.

The rainbow, snowmen, snowballs, snow “table”, hot chocolate & cookies are all marshmallow fondant, made a few days ahead to dry. It’s hard to tell in the picture, but everything that is made of white fondant is painted with a mixture of white luster dust & disco dust to make them look like sparkling snow.

The trees are sugar cookies piped with royal icing and sprinkled with icing sugar. The snowflakes are royal icing. The ponies are toys (I cut out pieces of flannel for their scarves).

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