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Coolest Monster Book Cake 4

by Nichole Hancock
(Arizona)

Monster Book Cake

Monster Book Cake

My son wanted a Harry Potter cake for his birthday, So I decided that the monster book of monsters would be fairly easy. It was, I just made a sheet cake, then I cut it in half and stacked it to make a double layer cake.

First I did a buttercream/crumb coat. The frosting was a chocolate fondant, super easy way to make your own frosting. You just use the chocolate candies for melting (you get them at Michael's or any craft store in the candy making isle). Get whatever color you want, they come in lots of colors. I used a little brown chocolate and white chocolate. So you melt the whole bag of chocolate in a double boiler, then you stir in 1/3 cup of Karo syrup. It turns into like play dough.

Let it cool enough to handle it, and then squeeze it till all the oil is out, this takes a little while and is messy, place on tin foil and let set for 12 hours. Then roll and use like regular fondant. Taste very yummy.

So for the cake I wrapped the sides with white fondant, added creases to make look like pages, I put a small strip of brown around bottom edge on platter, and cut into points, then I draped the back side and top with brown fondant. Cut edges into points. I added texture to top, I then rolled a piece of fondant to make the bump behind the eyes, and made eyeballs. I used the brown fondant with a little red paste color to make the gums, and rolled white to make teeth.

I used Wilton cookie frosting that comes in a tube to write on the top. My son loved it.

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Awesome!
by: Anonymous

I immediately recognized it as a Harry Potter cake! Beautiful!

Wow
by: Anonymous

WOW! I am going to try and make this. Very good job.

Love it
by: Anonymous

Love it!

Great Cake!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for the tip on how to make my own fondant! I know using it can add a whole new element to your cake, but I didn't know how to make it, or the fact that you could make your own! I thought it was for the big bakeries only. Thanks again and I can't wait to try it!!!

good job!
by: Anonymous

WOW! this is A great cake! i did this for my daughter and she wouldn't let us eat it until she had taken lots of pictures of it! thanks!

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Coolest Charlie and Lola Cake

by Annemarie
(Cambs, UK )

Homemade Charlie and Lola Cake

Homemade Charlie and Lola Cake

I made a basic sponge cake for the main part of the face and used another smaller cake to make the chin. I then iced over it to give me the base. I copied the details on the face from a picture of 'Charlie and Lola' and I used different coloured icing for the face and cola laces for the hair. To make sure the hair stayed in place I used brown icing first so that the cola lace would stick.

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Charlie Cake
by: Shari

Love your cake !! What colour icing did you use for the face? And what type of icing did you use as it is very smooth?

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Coolest Fifty Shades of Grey Book Cake 20

by Angela
(Johnston Pembrokeshire)

Homemade Fifty Shades of Grey Book Cake

Homemade Fifty Shades of Grey Book Cake

This Fifty Shades of Grey book cake was for a friend's birthday. It was very easy to make and is the front cover of the book.

It's a basic oblong Victoria sandwich cut to size and filled and crumb coated with lemon butter cream. The outer layer is colored fondant and the tie is also fondant onto which I painted a design using edible food coloring.

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LOVE IT
by: Anonymous

I love it....so funny

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Coolest Little Miss Sunshine Birthday Cake

by Sarah B.
(Roswell, GA)

Homemade Little Miss Sunshine Birthday Cake

Homemade Little Miss Sunshine Birthday Cake

This homemade Little Miss Sunshine birthday cake was made from several cakes, cut into shapes and pieced together and covered with marshmallow fondant.

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