My daughter really wanted a BOB Cake from Monsters vs Aliens for her birthday party. I had to create my own BOB by using 2 different cake pans. I used 2 8in. circle cakes for the bottom and the Classic Wonder Mold pan for the top. I had to use 2 boxes of cake mix for the Wonder Mold pan to make it fill the pan enough.
I used one box for the two bottoms ones. I used buttercream icing colored blue between cake layers and to cover the whole cake. I used more icing at the bottom of the cake to give it the blobby look. I had to make the wrinkles with my fingers. I used buttercream icing for the mouth and eye as well. I used the Wilton sparkle gel to cover the cake (except for the mouth and eye) to give it a translucent look.
This was an easy cake to make and the kids all loved it.
My 5 year-old wanted a homemade Pinocchio birthday cake and they don't have any cake pans for that, so I decided to do it myself! I searched the internet and found directions on how to draw Pinocchio and I used those directions to help me carve the cake shape and know where to put the parts of his face.
I baked two 9-inch round cakes. I kept one as the circle for his head and used the other one to carve the top pointed part of for the hat and part for the head and chin. I frosted the whole thing with white frosting and then drew in the frosting to see where everything was going to go.
I started with the black frosting, on top of the the thin layer of white I'd already done, for his hair and then frosted the peach part for his face. I added all the details and then I had Pinocchio!
I made this Postman Pat Birthday Cake for my son's 2nd Birthday (He is now 20!) as he used to watch Postman Pat all the time.
I made Postman Pat and Jess out of sugar paste which I coloured by kneading in colouring paste. I used some cocktail sticks inside his head and arms to hold them in position whilst the paste dried.
Pat's glasses and Jess's whiskers were made from fine wire, usually used to make sugar flowers. It probably took a week before the models were properly set, so I made them in plenty of time before I made the actual cake.
I coated the 8" Madeira cake with sugar paste and made a plaque to place the models on to. I then used a blob of Royal Icing to stick them on to the plaque. Finally I piped the lettering and added two candles. My son loved that cake and still refers to it now!
My son is a huge fan of a Japanese cartoon called Naruto... even-though it's hard to get anything with this theme -- he asked and this is what I created....
Two 8 inch store bought chocolate cakes with regular store bought vanilla icing and a layer of fresh sliced strawberries in the center. This was my first time using fondant and it was very easy. I rolled blue fondant out, wrapped a 4in strip around the cake but left top open, used vanilla icing dyed bright yellow and large star tip to make hair by piping and pulling up and away to resemble hair coming out... So my end result looks like a headband worn by the main character Naruto.
This homemade Naruto birthday cake was super simple, if your kids are into this show - try it out.