So,after Brave came out we had to do a cake! I started with the Wilton doll cake pan. After cooking and cooling I iced the cake with butter cream and then added a cone of fondant to make it a little taller and to make the transition between her waist and the dress a little more subtle and smooth (it didn't turn out very smooth). I didn't have any fondant so I ended up using gum paste for the dress (which tastes just as bad but worked about the same).
I did use a Cricut cake cutter for the trim on the bottom. I also wanted it to be gold but wasn't real sure how to do it. I ended up buying an edible gold spray paint and sprayed it onto a plate, then painted a Celtic design on the trim and her belt. I used glimmer dust on her dress to make it shimmer.
I got the doll from the Disney store. I liked her a little better than the one from Mattel and she came with a bow, arrow, and quiver. I stuck her in the cake at a slight angle. All in all she was a hit.
My son loves the Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey and that was all he wanted for his 7th birthday cake.
This Captain Underpants Cake is two square cakes glued together with icing. The cake is decorated with standard butter icing and (except for the character) just piped onto the cake.
For Captain Underpants, I got a cartoon picture of Captain Underpants and enlarged it to the size I needed for the cake. I'm not very good at freehand drawing, so I cut the picture into sections and iced each section in its appropriate colour (like a reverse jigsaw), removing each section as it had been iced, so that in the end the whole picture was iced in.
Then I got strip licorice pieces, cut it super thin and used that to define the different sections so the picture showed up more. Sounds a bit complicated, but it's really easy and if you have a good look at the cake photo, you'll see how I did it. Was a great, easy project and all the kids at my son's party thought it was brilliant.
This Bugs bunny cake is a cake I made for Easter 09. The bottom is a sheet cake, the top is a Bugs Bunny character pan. Around the bottom of the sheet cake I used a star tip size 22 to make the grass, then added some speckled jelly beans to look like eggs.
For the Bugs Bunny cake, I also used a star tip to fill in. It is outlined in black. Around the bottom of the bunny is royal icing flowers, I made the day before with piped on leaves. The icing I used is Wilton's buttercream recipe, colors are royal blue, leaf green, gray, black,terra cotta, and the royal icing is just egg whites and confectioners sugar. (3 egg whites, 5 cups sugar.)
A friend requested me to make a chocolate cake with the Badtz Maru image on it.
I printed the image and traced it onto chocolate and transfered the image onto the cake. Instead of using gels to form the picture, I piped the outline with open star tips no. 13 and 16. I used black, red, white and yellow for the coloring.
The Badtz Maru cake is frosted with my own recipe icing. I used 8 tbsp Crisco, 1 tbsp butter, 2 cups icing sugar, a few drops of lemon juice, a few drops orange flavor and 1 cup fresh cream for the frosting.