I made this Homemade Little Miss Sunshine Cake for the birthday of one of my friend's. I wanted to draw her face on the cake but I thought it will be to difficult. So I took The little Miss Sunshine cause she is a girl who gives happiness to everyone!
The cake is an almond cake. I used a cupcake recipe. The top is butter cream color with orange. I used some baking pen to draw on it. For the hair and the feet I used marzipan. When I got the idea to make this cake I wanted to use fondant but here in Germany you cannot buy it in supermarkets, you have to buy it online and it expensive. I tried to make my own fondant but it very difficult and the result is not the same.
I'm going now to the birthday party, I hope they will like it !
I made this Homemade Appa from Avatar Cake for my son's 8th Birthday Party. He is a big fan of Avatar and we had looked at Appa cakes and I found one to go by for example. I used two white sheet cakes, I froze them so them would be easier to carve. After I finished carving I used buttercream icing to cover the cake.
After I smoothered the icing I covered the cake in fondant that I make myself using marshmallows. Then I added the stripe down the center, eyes and mouth. The horns were pre-made out of gumpaste and placed on a toothpick through the cake so they would stand up.
He loved the Homemade Appa from Avatar Cake and so did everyone at the party. It was not had to do just took a lot of time.
My Banshee Avatar cake was inspired by the part of the movie where they're flying together with headbands on. This whole thing was Humingbird cake with cream cheese filling and fondant on top. The headband was recreated by making the bones & teeth with gumpaste and then tying them together with Royal Icing. The different feathers on the 1st and 2nd tiers along with all the parafenelia on the board are made from gumpaste and hand painted.
Each tier has it own decorating technique, 1st tier was painted with a sponge to create a multitone effect that was complimented with hand painted stars, the 2nd tier was a light blue color powdered with peril lustre dust, the 3rd tier was white fondant that was dusted with a light blue powder trying to recreate a sky effect.
My 5-year-old son, obsessed with dinosaurs, specifically requested a "Jurassic Park Cake" for his birthday. I scoured the internet, looking for something appropriate and do-able. Finally, I settled for looking at the Jurassic Park book cover, and just free-handed everything on the cake!!
The red and black did want to run together, but I used a toothpick to guide the color where I wanted it to be. I supplemented the cake with some palm trees and dinosaur figurines.
I took a LOT of time, but this is the gift I give my kids each year: a cake made and decorated by Mom with love. They are usually not perfect and a tad lopsided, but the kids love them, and they taste great!!! :)
I just used a simple two-layer cake as a base and canned frosting that I tinted myself for this Charlie and Lola Cake. I used a star tip to design Lola's face and hair and then smoothed the surface using a knife dipped in water.
The black outline and hair is black shoestring-type licorice. The eyes, hair clips, and hearts on the tray are Air Heads candy that I cut with scissors to the shape I desired. The black portion of Lola's eyes are black gumdrops that I cut the tips off of.
We just love Charlie and Lola and this cake was so fun and easy to make!