I am new to making homemade cakes. It used to be that I could barely make a 2 layer cake without messing it up. But I have 2 kids that all I have done is buy sheet cakes for their birthdays for years and I just recently decided, why can't I do this?
This crown cake pan is a Wilton pan I got at Party City - very affordable! I offered to make my neighbors 9th Birthday cake and thought this crown birthday cake would be perfect. I used a white cake mix and followed a basic butter cream icing I found online. I followed the directions on how to make the cake on the Wilton website. They tell you all the things you need to buy to make the cake and the instructions are very easy to understand! I always make my cake the night before and refrigerate it overnight. I also make the icing the night before, color it the appropriate colors and also refrigerate it. One tip, before icing it the next day I would take it out at least a half hour before putting it in the piping bag(it gets pretty hard from being in the fridge).
I improvise a bit when making this cake, for example, I might use a different tip than the directions called for, if I think I will like another one better and since I am still new at this whole cake making, I don't always copy the picture exactly. I feel like whatever works is fine.
The end result was the cake was moist and the icing turned out well and the cake tasted great and mostly importantly my 9 year old neighbor was very surprise and loved it!
I made this crown cake for my husband's birthday. My husband prides in calling himself a King. Red and Black is his favorite color, so that's how I came up with the colors to use. I wanted to make this a project that my two children could also be a part of.
First thing I did was made fondant a couple days earlier and colored them. The cake was made up of 1 6' cake and 2 8' layers. The flavors were strawberry and chocolate and a simple buttercream icing. It took 2 days to make this cake for drying time.
The crown and scepter are made of fondant. I cut out the crown using a ruler and various cutouts and imprints on a flat surface. I let it hardened a little then I set it up forming it into a circle. I bonded it together using some royal icing. The scepter was made using a pretzel stick with fondant wrapped around it, and 2 fondant balls were made and a black fondant disk which were attached and were left to dry.
Now after making the cakes and icing them I covered them in white fondant. I created a red paint using food coloring gel. I took a sponge dipped it in the dye and started patting my cake with it never patting in the same place until both cakes were covered. Next day I stacked the cakes, and used black royal icing to design them and wrapped the borders in black ribbon. As for the crown and scepter my children decorated them with stick on gems we purchased from WalMart.
This cake was fun to make, my husband was thrilled.
I made the Princess Crown Tiered Cake for a little girl's 4 birthday. I used french vanilla butter cream to frost the cake. I made the crown out of mmf/gumpaste a couple of days before I started the cake so it would have time to dry. I wrapped it around a baby powered milk can to hold it shape. I put the cake together and made the other decorations out of mmf and used shimmer edible dust on the number, name and stars.