I made this Aristocats Toulouse Cake for my daughter's second birthday because she loves the Aristocats! I got the basic idea for this cake from this site and used the Betty Crocker black cat cake for the cutting template.
I baked two 9-inch round cakes and cut the tops off to level them. Then I cut out all of the pieces and froze them for about an hour. I used the tops I cut off of the cakes to build up the face and legs. I then frosted all of the pieces together with the main orange color (not caring if it was messy) and frosted all of the parts that were different colors.
Next, I used a star tip to do the fur on the cake. I drew everything with black icing and added a ribbon bow for the final touch!
I also baked cupcakes for the guests at the party and set them on the table in the shape of a 2 with a #2 candle in the middle cupcake.
I did this Avatar Birthday Cake for my niece's 15th birthday. I looked all over the internet for pictures of the Avatar movie and found one that I printed out, resized, and then printed again. Then I cut it out and set it on the buttercream-iced cake. (The cake was a 1/2 sheet made from 2 store bought cake mixes.)
Then I traced around the paper with a toothpick. One more trick: Since the Avatar face has to be perfectly proportionate in order to look right, I cut around the facial features and cut them out. Then I knew exactly where they should be and what size. Then I filled in the cake with stars.