I made this Gossamer cake for a friend's birthday! Gossamer from Looney Tunes is her favotie character so I made it for her.
I made a yellow cake (from a box mix) then let it cool and cut it to shape with a very sharp knife. I frosted the feet with buttercream frosting and then tried to make red frosting with red cake gel and white frosting. This only gave me hot pink frosting! I went to the store and the only red frosting they had was for icing cookies so I bought two 14 ounce tubes. I only used 1 whole tube and a little bit of the 2nd.
As I iced the cake it looked kind of lumpy but as it dried it had a shiny, smooth look to it.
I melted chocolate candy melts in a Ziploc bag for most of the decor on the cake (eyes, eyebrows, smile, legs and shoes).
As for the eyes I piped on some buttercream and placed an M&M.
This is a 2-layer 8” cake covered in purple marshmallow fondant. I printed an image of Jem that I found on the internet, placed waxed paper over it, and piped melted chocolate onto it. When it was dry, I peeled it off the wax paper, turned it over so the flat side was facing up, and placed it on the cake with royal icing. I painted the Jem logo freehand using food colouring.
The stars are cut out of fondant and then painted with water and sprinkled with disco dust. I attached some stars to floral wire with royal icing. The bottom border is made of balls of fondant rolled in disco dust. The wording is all royal icing.
I was very excited to get this order as I was a big Jem fan when I was younger. I could not get the theme song out of my head for days though!
A Magic Schoolbus Cake for my 4 year old who is a huge fan of "The Magic Schoolbus" TV show. It is a 9x13 cake below. The bus cake was made from one and a half cake mixes baked for about an hour in an extra large (approx 12 x 4) loaf pan from a dollar store. I cut down the loaf pan to make it look like a bus, but it was too short, so I added another one inch layer of cake to the top of the loaf made from the remaining 1/2 cake mix.
I carved the top so it was rounded, iced with yellow (two layers to deal with crumbs), outlined in black, then filled in the windows, and drew Liz and Ms. Frizzle with icing. At my daughter's request, the students in the windows were replaced by Dora premade cake candies.
My friend and I both love the Hoops & Yoyo characters from Hallmark. We shared our birthday celebration, so I threw this Hoops and Yoyo Cake together last minute. The characters are simple shapes, so it was pretty easy to do. I grabbed an image of these guys from the website, printed as large as I could and drew an outline on the white frosting with a toothpick. I would have preferred to use black gel for the eyes and noses, but I mixed together red and green to make grey instead (was short on time). If I had time to really plan this cake I would have made the characters out of fondant and taken apart one of their talking cards to somehow make the cake talk. That would be really cool!