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Coolest Lady and the Tramp Cake

by Kelly G.
(United States)

Coolest Lady and the Tramp Cake

Coolest Lady and the Tramp Cake

In my high school it is tradition that we bake birthday cakes for our friend's birthday. So, my friend was turning 17 and I decided to make her a Lady Cake (from Lady and the Tramp) because she loves Lady and always wanted a cocker spaniel.

The cake was a Dunkin Heinz cake mix. I used Yellow cake mix and put it in a 14x10 cake pan to bake. Then, I let it cool (I put the pan in the snow, but a freezer works too, you just have to make sure it doesn't get freezer burned though).

While it was cooling I went online, found a good picture of Lady, printed it out the right size and then cut it out. Once the cake was cooled I placed the paper cutout on top of the cake, and outlined it with a knife. Then I cut it and took frosting and thinly frosted the entire cake.

Once that was done, I mixed various colors I would need for it. For Lady's body there are three different browns. A medium brown, light brown and a mocha brown. I used Hershey's cocoa for this and mixed in various amounts for various shades. Then I took teal and blue for the collar and tag.

Once I was done frosting I took dark baker's chocolate and melted it and drizzled it on for the nose, eyes, and mouth. Then I froze it so it wouldn't damage on the walk to school.

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Coolest Maisy the Mouse Tallulah Bird Cake 3

by Matt V.
(Kansas City, MO)

Homemade Maisy the Mouse Tallulah Bird Cake

Homemade Maisy the Mouse Tallulah Bird Cake

For my daughter's first birthday, I made her a cake of Tallulah Bird, who is a character in the Lucy Cousins Maisy the Mouse series of books and videos.

I started by screwing a structure with a 4-inch circle on 2 legs to the board on which I would put the cake. Then, I used one half of a Wilton Sports Ball cake as the bottom of the bird's dress. Then I used a hole ball for the upper torso, and a Wilton Mini Wonder Mold for the head. I also used some of the Mini Wonder Mold cakes for the feet and wings. I cut the bow out of the 4th cake from the Mini Wonder Mold. I used Wilton golden yellow icing for the bird and Wilton no-taste red for the dress.

Several dowels and toothpicks were used. I wished later that I had run a dowel straight up from the 4" circle all the way to the head. She was definitely a little wobbly and it made me nervous. I slipped an extra dowel in the back to make sure it didn't tip backwards in transport.

The homemade Maisy the Mouse Tallulah bird cake was the tallest I have ever made, and I would definitely recommend more structure over stress for anyone making a cake they might want to move from the place they are constructing/decorating it.

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Coolest Land Before Time Spike Cake

by Matt Vega
(Kansas City, MO)

Homemade Land Before Time Spike Cake

Homemade Land Before Time Spike Cake

My 4 year old daughter loves The Land Before Time series of movies. Last year was Littlefoot; this year was Spike (she picked him because he is the biggest, so there would be more cake).

I built a structure up to hold the body off the ground. The structure had 4 legs and a plank that went under the body and had a dowel spike up into both the tail and the head cakes. Then I used a Wilton ball cake pan and Wilton Mini Wonder Mold cakes for his tail and head. I used parts of a couple of extra mini wonder cakes to fill in and then make his legs.

I threw in a couple extra cakes as landscaping. I like to use a variety of cake mixes, so that everyone can have their favorite kind of cake, its just a matter of finding where on the cake I put the red velvet!

I bought a $2 mini-fern from a craft store because Spike is always eating in the movies/tv shows. Then I stuck part of a fern leaf in his mouth. I covered the ground with some fondant and icing. I am terrible at piping, so I just iced the homemade Land Before Time Spike cake. I used Hershey's Kisses for the spikes.

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