I made this Lord Of The Rings birthday cake for my brother’s 21st birthday. As he loved the Lord of the Rings books when he was younger and then the films, I decided to make a themed cake for him, choosing the map as it seemed the most intricate and creative idea for a cake.
To start off, I made two mandarin sponges which I separated into three bowels, adding green, yellow and pink food coloring to each. I then added spoonfuls of each color to the tin so that when you cut into the sponge, it came out multicolored. I then made chocolate sugar icing to spread across the cake, giving it the texture of waves.
After putting on the icing, I used an icing pen to write the names of the cities and made 3D trees, mountains, and symbols for certain cities. What I enjoyed about making this cake was the creative side; for example using jelly for the lakes and choosing, and then making, an object related to each city. I received great comments but most of all, it was delicious!
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I put this volcano, Jurassic Park Cake scene on a half- sheet cake, using dinosaurs and simple toys from a pack of dinosaur toys, I also made fondant bushes and a nest for the Tri- top out of little Easter egg candies !! I used the Wilton's large cup cake pan for the volcano top and a 7 inch base cutting and timing where needed, the inside of the volcano was made out of red velvet cake and covered with chocolate frosting, I used the extra pieces as lava rocks ! Then adding vines and grass in the brilliant green color, I added a river and rocks.... use your imagination... really !!! For the top of the cake I bought dry ice and put it in a glass container, putting hot water on it caused it to smoke, then bought the candles that sparkled and I have to say it was a hit !!! The frosting on the top yellow, red, and orange was done with the easy flow frosting.
My grandson turning three was very much into King Kong. My daughter asked if I would make the Empire State building for his birthday cake. Wow what a challenge.
I used square cakes for the bases of the King Kong in New York cake. Used rectangle pans and cut squares to stack for the high rise building. I use store bought mix combined with a scratch recipe for a firmer cake. I inserted long bamboo skewers down through the center of the cake to support it. I used a large store bought muffin for the dome of the building.
I frosted the cake with regular buttercream tinted light gray letting it dry overnight. I used homemade tinted fondant for the strips. It tastes much better than store bought. King Kong and helicopter were purchased at a discount store. Faye Raye was a Polly Pocket which was the perfect size to fit in Kongs hand.
I now call it my one and only original Empire State Building cake.
I made this Easy Miffy Cake for my daughter's first birthday since she loves Miffy the bunny from the show "Miffy and friends". I made a classic yellow, sour cream based cake with an eight inch round pan and ten cupcakes. The round cake makes up the head of course and I placed the cupcakes five on each side of the head to shape the ears.
Then I made cream cheese frosting which has a nice white color so that was perfect for Miffy's fur and I iced the cake and cupcakes. I made sure to set aside a small amount of the frosting and used food coloring to mix up a blackish/brown color for the eyes and mouth which I shaped using a cake decorating bag with a large tip at the end.
The cake was a big hit and wasn't much trouble at all. It's supposed to be Miffy but works as any rabbit really.