I made this Car cake for my son's fifth birthday. He had requested a Transformers cake but I figured that making a car would be easier than the robot. A 5 year old can still be convinced that a car is just as cool; well, at least my son can!
To make the cake I made two sheet cakes the day before the party. I froze them overnight to they would be easier to work with. I cut both cakes in half. The car is made of two half-cakes and then the back is another half-cake.
It is completely iced with thick buttercream icing. I made sure that, the whole time I was working with the cake, it was frozen, so it had to be placed back in the freezer a few times.
Instead of trying to make wheels, I took some from my son's lego kit and just washed them really well.
I made the car before I made the background. Because the car looked a little lopsided, I added the background to try and distract attention away from it. I had lots of extra green icing so I piped green color for the grass around the car. According to my son, it's Sam's backyard!
My son loves it. Its the first cake I've ever made into a shape and not left as a sheet. It really wasn't that hard at all!
I made this Bumblebee Birthday Cake for my daughter's first birthday. I used a medium sized Pyrex bowl for the head and an oval baking dish for the body. I made a white cake and sliced each cake piece in half, brushed the cake with warm raspberry preserves and frosted the middle with chocolate filling.
I iced the entire cake with an offset spatula with yellow butter cream frosting that I tinted with food coloring. I used a piping bag with a flat tip for the bee's stripes with black icing that I purchased from a cake store, for the bee's stripes. The wings are sugar cookies that I hand-cut and carefully slid into the top of the cake. The antennae, stinger and eyelashes are pieces of black licorice and I used Easter colored chocolate candies for the eyes and nose.
I used purple sugar to sprinkle around the board for presentation.
I was making two cakes for a joint birthday party so I had to keep it simple. To give it a wow factor I learnt how to make fondant bumblebees and made them in advance.
The day before the party I used a Pyrex mixing bowl for baking the sponge cake. To help release it I placed a small disc of grease-proof paper at the bottom then greased and floured the rest of the bowl.
After baking I allowed it to cool and firm up before easing it out carefully. In the morning of the party it was a quick icing operation to do the spiral using ready made chocolate fudge icing in a piping bag. The bumble bees were added just before the party.
My son loves Transormers so I decided to make a Bumblee Bee cake for his fourth birthday.
I used a 9x3 Wilton Contour Pan. I used regular cake mix, then I added a soaking syrup made by myself. I let it sit overnight before decorating.
The next day I iced the whole cake in buttercream then put white fondant on top of it. I used red, yellow and black fondant to decorate the cake. Last thing I did was to put a Bumble Bee die cast toy for decoration and it turn out great.
this is a red velvet cake with handmade gum paste butterflies and flowers. there is black ribbon on the bottom of the cake and hand painted blades of grass on the sides. i also put edible glitter sprinkled all over the cake for sparkle