This Pez cake was for my nephew who collects PEZ dispensers. I knew I wanted to make a PEZ cake so I looked on the internet for ideas and this is a cross between 2 cakes that I liked.
I baked a half sheet cake and then cut a piece 6" x about 16" long. I could've used a smaller pan but I didn't want to piece the cake together. The extra cake I took to work so it wouldn't go to waste.
I carved the sides so it looked like the rounded corners of the PEZ package. After I iced it with buttercream I used strips of grey fondant to cover just the ends and folded them like the foil inner package. I used strips of colored fondant to cover the rest of the cake, making sure to tuck the ends under the cake.
The stripes are overlapping the grey but only touching each other. I made a copy of the PEZ logo, enlarged it, then cut it out. I used it as a template, cutting around it to make the blue part of the logo. I then cut a bunch of small white rectangles to complete the logo.
I used a paint brush with some water to "glue" the fondant to each other. I piped happy birthday and it was complete. This was the hit of the restaurant! The waitresses and even other people we didn't know were coming over to look and take pictures!
This Almond Joy cake was made for my mom who just adores the Almond Joy candy bar! I was happy it turned out so easy to make!
I first started out making a rectangle cake (I went with a half cake- 12x18 pan). While that was baking I whipped up a batch of marshmallow fondant (it's easier to use and actually tastes decent)and let it sit.
After the cakes cooled I layered and frosted (chocolate would be ideal) them. Next, I rolled out the fondant so it would cover the cake. The next part might come off as tricky, but it's not. I started loosely putting the fondant on top of the cake; this way the wrapper looks crinkled. When it's 3/4 the way on, stop, and go back over-lapping the fondant (for the pulled-back wrapper effect).
Melt chocolate in the microwave and pour it over the remaining frosting that's not fondant covered. Pick the candy bar you want and make the wrapper (fondant) look accordingly. I used Wilton food gel color and watered it down a bit and painted it on.
Although this Caramel Apple Cake looks more appropriate for Halloween, I made this cake for Thanksgiving. I didn't want to bring the usual pumpkin or apple pie so I thought I'd make one for my family.
I made the cake and caramel from scratch using splenda so my mom, who is diabetic could eat it. I use 2 Pyrex 1 qt bowls to bake the 2 halves. I had to carve the top of the stacked cakes because they don't come out of the bowls perfectly round. I put caramel between the layers. Then poured the remaining over the cake. I chopped some walnuts and pressed it against the lower half of the cake, and stuck a big craft stick down the middle of the cake to finish off the caramel apple look.
My family, especially my mom LOVED the cake. As always, I hope my cake inspires you to try it yourself.