This was a "smash cake" for a one year old's first birthday party with a Dr. Seuss theme. The cake is made up of 3 layers, using my 6 inch round pan. I always just use Betty Crocker cake mixes and they turn out perfect every time. This one was a white cake mix. I made homemade buttercream, but also used a can of store-bought black icing in a can. I used all of the Dr. Seuss books we had around the house for some inspiration and just freehanded the images onto the sides of the cake, first with the colored frosting then outlining and adding details in black. On the front is the Cat's Hat, and one red fish, one blue fish, on the backside of the cake are two Dr. Suess-ish trees. On the top I wrote the birthday boy's name, along with a few more black squiggles. Unfortunately I was slightly crunched for time when I made this cake, otherwise I think I would have made the red and white hat a little better. Oh well!
This cake was made for an after-prom at the high school where the theme was all Dr. Seuss. This is my third year making cakes for this event and the kids really seem to love them each year. Everything on the homemade Dr Seuss cake is edible.
The hat was the hardest to make. I initially made it too large and I had to re-size it, cutting it down to its current size. I took a few ideas from this site and others and combined them to make this cake for about 160 hungry teenagers and 30 adults. The hat, cat head and book are all cake. The most difficult thing was that the cat head needed to support all the weight of the hat cake.
The figures were made with fondant and outlined with an edible marker. The fingers were made with modeling white chocolate. I had more fun making this homemade Dr Seuss cake than any other cake I've ever done. This site has been so helpful with ideas. I just love it!
I got ideas from here and then added my own! This Dr Seuss birthday cake turned out better than expected and loved by all!
I started with a 16" square, then I next made a 10" round for the hat base. I then made 6" rounds to form the hat. I could not find a cake topping anywhere so I used free clip art, modge poge them (to make stiff) and perfect. I bought the Bead Blings at Michael's and bought beads to match the cake.
This cake was made for my grand-baby's 1st birthday party where the theme was of course Dr Seuss. This is the 4th lg cake I've ever tried and I have to say, even I was impressed. Thank you for a wonderful page that helped me to imagine!
My husband collects Dr. Pepper bottles and stuff. So this year for his birthday I wanted to make him a special Dr. Pepper cake because he also retired.
I copied one of his old Dr. Pepper bottles on the shelf in our living room. I made two 9x13" German chocolate cakes and one white 9x13" cake. I put coconut/pecan/Carmel filling in the middle and frosted it in white buttercream frosting.
With the white cake I cut out the bottle shape and laid it on top of the cake. I tried to match the colors of the bottle and the soda and the writing as close as the real thing. He loved it a lot!