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Homemade Valentine's Day Cake!

by Susan Sentman
(Crawfordville, FL )


This is the first time I made a heart-shaped cake and it was really much easier than I thought it would be. I used one square pan and one round pan. I started with a chocolate cake mix and made it according to the directions. I did place parchment paper and cooking spray in the bottom of each pan to ensure the cake would release well from the pans. After cooling for approximately thirty minutes, I took the cakes out of the pans. I had to prepare a large cardboard surface that I covered with foil to place the heart on. I cut the round cake in half and placed each half on opposite sides of the square cake. I made cream cheese icing from scratch with 2 cups of powdered sugar, 4 tbls of butter, 8 oz. cream cheese and 2 tsp of vanilla. I beat that until mixed and smooth and then added 1 tbl of milk to thin it just a little. I iced the cake fully. Once all the surface was iced, I took a spatula and made a swirling heart shaped pattern with a tiny heart in the middle. I then used red sugar sprinkles to outline the small heart in the middle and went around the outside edge with the red sugar as well. I was very surprised at how easy this cake was to make!

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Homemade Year of the Dragon Cake

by Jennifer
(Pittsburgh, PA)


I got my idea for making this cake from this website -- thank you! I made two yellow cakes in a tube pan, using two cake mixes. When cool, I cut each cake in half, then turned each piece and iced each end that was being joined to form the "s" shape. I then cut the ends at a slope to form the tail and nose. I used a ton of red icing (I used store bought saved from Christmas, getting a true red in your icing is not easy), then raided leftover Halloween candy for the details. Candy corn tucked with the white tip down formed the ridges along his back. The blue and white in between each candy corn were snowflake sprinkles. His horns, tongue and ears were Laffy Taffy. His feet were Tootsie Rolls. The spikes on his tail were yellow Twizzlers, and his eye balls were some sort of hard candy. His whiskers and claws were string licorice.

This cake is HEAVY! I used a large tray purchased from a restaurant supply store to fit him on.

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Homemade Wii Cake

by Ashley
(NC)

Wii cake

Wii cake

I made this cake for my husbands birthday he loves video games so I thought this would be fun!


This cake was really simple:
I used a rectangle pan whipped up some chocolate cake my hubbys favorite and when it was cooled I cut it thin but kept it long to get the wiimote shape. I heated the icing and poured it on the top cause I think its easier to ice a cake that way you can do it anyway you want. I used candy for the buttons skittkes for the smaller buttons, rope candy that I rolled out to make the longer peices, and gummy rings. I used a toothpick with icing to write on the buttons and rolled out another rope candy for the handle. I used some of the excess cake on the side and wrote happy birthday on it. You can use red hots or twizzlers any candy works if its the right shape and size.

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