This Scrapbook Cake Idea is a combination Birthday and Father's Day cake. The cake was made out of a mix and baked in a Wilton Book Pan. It was frosted in buttercream and the top of the cake was a sheet of white fondant cut to fit for the top page. The sides were scored to look like pages of a book and a blue fondant rope was put around the bottom edge to give it a finished look.
The photos on the cakes were old family photos that were scanned into the computer and then printed out. I then laminated them and made grey fondant photo corners. The lettering and heart were cut out of blue fondant.
The camera was cake baked in a mini loaf pan and then cut down a little to get the exact size I wanted. I covered it in grey fondant. The lenses of the camera were graduated circles of grey fondant and the buttons on the camera were also grey fondant.
My daughter loves play-doh, so I really wanted a play-doh theme for her birthday but couldn't find any cakes to match that theme so I thought of this Homemade Play Doh Birthday Cake. I used 4 9inch round layers of vanilla cake and vanilla frosting tinted with Wilton lemon yellow icing color. I used the paper towel trick to smooth the icing. To make the Play-Doh logo I found Wilton sugar sheets, one red and one white, and cut out the logo and outlined it with black gel icing (you could probably use fondant, also I decided on this because it just seemed easier to me and I'm not to familiar with fondant.) I also used another red sugar sheet and the yellow icing with a star tip for the top so it would look like an open can of play-doh.
It was pretty easy and a big hit with my daughter and guests.
My colleagues and I were at a networking event where they let us play "cake boss". Four people per team, one half sheet cake and the tools of fondant, gumpaste, buttercream. We had 45 minutes to come up with a design, carve, decorate and create a cake that did the following:
20 teams competed.
Had flowers on it Had a unique theme Had red writing Had to have a figure in it of gum paste
So here is our Art Competition Cake, and yes we won the competition!
Fun things to note is the gumpaste flowers on the paint splatters and their is a gumpaste hand holding the paintbrush.
Also that paint brush handle is really dried /uncooked spaghetti bound together with gumpaste... so it looks like a real wood handle!
I actually first saw this pencil and paper cake on your site, but it was just a pencil on a sheet of paper that said 'back to school.' I thought it was cute and I wanted to try and make the paper.
So I made a sheet cake and a rectangular one. After they were cooled, I frosted the sheet cake with white Duncan Hines frosting and added blue and pink lines. Then I cut a corner off and used it as the point for the pencil.
I frosted the point with brown frosting and added a pink eraser and yellow body. Then I added the word 'smile' to the sheet cake and put the pencil where the corner was cut off on the sheet cake.
I made this graffiti cake for a son's 17th birthday. It's a full sheet, that I baked, let cool, crumb coated and then final iced with the desired, 'brick' color icing!
After the cake crusted over, I applied the brick design simply adding lines with tip #3, over the entire cake. I then added the graffiti by simply mimicking the font I found online. I decided to add the outline and shadow for more of an effect. The barbwire around the edges was tip #2, cris-crossed then with an X in middle. The shell border around bottom edge was with tip #21!
The cake was huge hit, was kinda nervous about the graffiti, but I was satisfied!
I made this Art Decco Lady Cake for my friend's mom's 60th birthday. I drew a picture of a lady, placed greaseproof paper over the top of her and using royal icing piped around and filled her in in stages, letting each section dry so the icing wouldn't run into each other.
I then made the cake, covered it and using some edible dusting powder made the background, painted the tree and cut out the blossoms from fondant, then placed the lady in position and piped the fencing and lettering.