My son is a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan with Percy being his favourite character hence me creating a Percy cake for his 2nd Birthday.
The cake is made up of 2 layers-the bottom a simple rectangular madeira sponge and the second a rectangular chocolate sponge.Using the more solid madeira sponge as the base,I shaped the chocolate sponge into Percy's body.To achieve Percy's body shape,I drew an outline onto baking parchment then used it as a stencil. Once I was happy with the shape,I covered the whole cake with chocolate butter icing.
To decorate the cake I used ready to roll white fondant icing.I bought (off of ebay),a small pot of green food colouring gel as I find this gives a better colour than liquid food colouring and doesn't make the icing sticky to handle.I covered the whole cake with the now green icing then used ready to roll coloured fondant icing to add the red,black and yellow details.For Percy's face,I cut a circle out of white icing then for the finer details-such as his eyes,mouth etc and outlining other areas,I used a black food colouring pen (again purchased off of ebay).
I made this Homemade Ghost Busters Cake with white cake mix, strawberries, whipped cream, rice crispies and a whole lot of rolled fondant.
Before I made the cake I made my figures which I formed out of rice crispies. Cover them with icing so that when you cover them they are not all bumpy (which actually worked well with Slimer). Then add the details with colored pieces of fondant or paint them on with a paint brush. I made Slimers food with fondant too.
Place lollipop sticks and tooth picks through your Stay Pufft marshmallow man to keep his head and arms on. The car was tricky (lets just say it's not a exact replica).
I made my cake and covered it with fondant. After I placed my figures where I wanted them to go I added the details, street, street lamp (lollipop stick), hand painted the flames, green slime and made the ghost buster symbol for the side.
This Homemade Ghost Busters Cake took some time because all of its small details. But I had a lot of fun doing it.
This Percy Jackson Cake was based on the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Lightning Thief book by Rick Riordan. This was for my son's 9th birthday.
I started with a collage of various images with a piece of wax paper on top and used dark chocolate icing piped with a No. 3 tip for the outline. My technique is to put this in the freezer to harden then continue with piping in the other colors. I freeze overnight then transfer to the cake but flipping it over onto cake then peeling off the wax paper. It is important to do your artwork in reverse for this to work.
I made this Sound of Music Cake for the closing night party of a production of The Sound of Music. It was a rich, chocolate cake with cream cheese icing. For the Maria figurine, I cut out a picture of Julie Andrews' body and pasted on the face of the Maria from our cast. She is mounted on a toothpick and pushed in amongst the grass and mountains at an angle for a 3-D look.
She loved it, and later put a magnet on the back of the figurine to put on her refrigerator! The music notes are homemade chocolates.
I created this Ghostbusters Birthday Cake for my boyfriend's 28th birthday. He is a huge Ghostbusters fan. The cake is dark chocolate with chocolate mouse filling. The cake is iced in buttercream, logo is made with marshmallow fondant (lines drawn with icing color and rounded toothpick), and the slime is buttercream which I heated up and then poured around the sides.
Slimer and Stay-Puft are both made from marshmallow fondant.