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Coolest Terminator Cake

by Sarwat A
(Plainfield, IL)

Homemade Terminator Cake

Homemade Terminator Cake

I made this for my son's 10th birthday. I made the fondant Terminator/Arnold face a week in advance, using a cartoon image that I traced onto parchment paper. Using toothpicks I traced each individual element (hair, face, metal face, shirt, jacket) onto fondant colored accordingly and then cut it out. I made the flesh face first, cutting out the part where the metal face is supposed to be, I then attached the metallic fondant below the face. The metal eye and teeth were added later.

I left a little overhang on the pieces that are below to attach other pieces on top. The gun and bullets I did free-hand. The blood on the cut face I did with a brush and some red and very little brown coloring gel I mixed together.

The details on face I did free-hand and then attached with some water. I used silver pearl dust and lemon juice on gray fondant to get the metallic effect. The road around the homemade Terminator cake represents the scene when they are traveling on the dark highway, on the way to change an uncertain future.

Oh, and there was a blinking light under the red eye. All my son's friends loved it! That was the only inedible thing on the cake.

As soon as the homemade Terminator cake was cut my kids and the birthday boy's friends went straight for the decorations. People who came late to the party only saw a silvery gray cake and were like "umm , that's nice." Lol.

The cake was from scratch, chocolate cake with cookies and cream frosting. YUM!!!! i miss it.....

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Coolest Max &The Wild Things Birthday Cake

by Jamaica B.
(San Diego, CA, USA)

Homemade Max &The Wild Things Birthday Cake

Homemade Max &The Wild Things Birthday Cake

Homemade Max &The Wild Things Birthday Cake
Homemade Max &The Wild Things Birthday Cake

I really wanted my son's first birthday cake to be something unique that would wow! both the children and the adults. The birthday theme was Max & the Wild Things. I made a Snickerdoodle batter (Cake Doctor), separated the batter into 6 different bowls and colored each bowl with a different color to create a rainbow layer cake.

I filled and decorated the cake with cinnamon butter cream frosting. I baked a #1 sugar cookie and built a fondant Max for the top of the cake, and decorated the side of the cake with butter cream ocean waves, a butter cream sailboat, butter cream stars, and a yellow fondant crescent moon.

I had planned on creating a "wild thing" for the top of the cake, using a a couple of mini-cakes for his head and body, but the mini cakes that I baked were a complete disaster - way too moist to be of any use other than eating. And to my dismay, my Max fondant figure seemed to get wider and wider and sink into the cake as the day wore on, but nobody seemed to notice that but me.

Everyone was pretty impressed with the cake, but I could have never predicted the reaction that the children had when my husband cut the cake to reveal the rainbow layers. They were so astonished! And apparently the cake and icing flavor was very appealing. I consider the cake a success in the end, but what a time-consuming project that was - I didn't sleep the entire night before the party!

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Coolest Battlestar Galactica Cake

by Jessica
(Kent, WA)

Homemade Battlestar Galactica Cake

Homemade Battlestar Galactica Cake

I made this Battlestar Galactica Cake for a big Battlestar Galactica fan. The quote is from the show and perfect for a wedding. Everything is edible and cut from fondant. I used edible silver stars and disco dust to create a shimmery effect. I printed the logo and used the print as a stencil for the fondant. The cake is peppermint patty- chocolate mint with cream cheese mint filling just like a peppermint patty.

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Coolest James Bond 21st Birthday Cake Idea 8

by Paul O.
(Enfield, Ireland)

Homemade James Bond 21st Birthday Cake Idea

Homemade James Bond 21st Birthday Cake Idea

This is a 007 James Bond 21st Birthday Cake Idea. I used a plain vanilla sponge for the cake, which is layered and covered with vanilla butter icing. The covering is white roll out icing.

Little hint: When covering plain sponge with roll out or fondant icing, cut the shape out first if possible and then freeze it, as this makes it easier to work with the icing, cause you have a solid base.

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