I made a large rectangle cake using 2 packet cakes. I needed a little more batter to make a small round cake in a cereal bowl (I used a 3rd packet cake mix and ended up with a spare bit of cake for just in case as I didn't have a definite plan when I started).
Using the large rectangle (frozen) cake, I cut the top corners off to make the top of King Kong's head. I then cut the small round cake in half and positioned it where the mouth should be. I stuck the halves on an angle after I carved a little more cake in an arc shape to make the inside of the mouth.
The rest is icing. I made butter icing with black food dye (it took an entire 50ml bottle of colouring in a mixture of approx 3 cups of icing sugar and 250gm butter) I used a little red/pink icing for inside his mouth.
I used fondant to make the tongue, teeth and eyeballs, and the eyebrows which are coated in the icing. I was heavy handed with the black icing to build up features on the face such as around the eyes and his fur and to cover the seams where the mouth is stuck to the face.
This homemade King Kong cake was a hit. My 6 year old son requested that King Kong looked scary!
This is a cake that I made for my 25th birthday party, a Kill Bill Themed birthday cake with yellow and black fondant. It's a three layer red velvet cake, with marshmallow butter cream frosting and marshmallow fondant. The cake itself was made entirely from scratch, and the frosting was almost entirely from scratch (I used marshmallow fluff in a jar.)
It took about 4 and a half hours to make in total, and my guests really loved it. I used 8 inch square cake pans, and made the fondant by adding marshmallow fluff to confectioner's sugar and kneaded until strong enough to roll out. Then I used Wilton's gel food coloring to add color to the fondant. The frosting was made also with Marshmallow fluff, unsalted butter, pure vanilla extract, and confectioner's sugar.
Once the cake was layered and frosted and the fondant was applied, I mixed Wilton's red gel food coloring with a little bit of water, and using a spoon, added drops and splatters of "blood" all over the cake.
To finish the cake, I printed the note on a regular piece of notebook paper and created a mini samurai sword using a pair of chopsticks, some black thread, and some gold foil-backed paper.
My friend's son was a huge Lord of the Rings fan, so she purchased a few figurines to put on top of this Lord of the Rings birthday cake.
I made a 1/2 sheet cake and frosted it. Then I sprayed it with green food color to get a "hazy" kind of look. (Note about using spray-on food color: make sure your cake is close to room temp. when you spray it on; otherwise it makes little dot-bubbles instead of an even-looking spray.)
I baked an 8" round cake & cut off about 1/3 of it, turned it on its side and stuck it on top to create "Bag End." I frosted Bag End, drawing on the door and window, and putting a huge glob of green frosting for the bush in front. The pathway was just lines of brown frosting leading away from the door.
I also sprayed yellow frosting around the sides of the cake before putting on the border just to add more color. I considered putting the elvish wording for the ring around the sides of the cake, but ran out of energy at that point.