3 tier Pirate Theme birthday cake. This was my first attempt at a pirate theme cake and I was a little nervous. I usually just make cakes for my kids birthdays but this was for my neighbor’s son 8th birthday party. The only guidance I had was that I needed to have skulls & crossbones on it everything else way up to me.
I used a 12 inch round, 10 inch round and 8 inch round cake pans. After my cakes were baked and frozen for about 3 hours I got to work decorating them. I used chocolate butter cream to ice them and then applied homemade marshmallow fondant to all 3 tiers. I added cocoa to my marshmallow fondant so I could get the black dark without having to add a ton of food coloring. (it tastes like a tootsie roll) for the stripes and cut skulls & crossbones on sugar paper. That was super easy and saved me so much time. Then topped the entire cake with chocolate gold coins and used 2 foam pirate swords for the cake topper. It took me about 2.5 hours to decorate it. It was a huge success at the party and the boys said it tasted yummy too!
A friend of mine asked me if I could make her a Phineas cake. I told her I would try. I looked and looked for a Phienas & Ferb mold but didn't find one. SO I dedided to carve it out my self. I made a 9 x 13 in cake cut out the face, then with the left over scrap I cut out the hair. SO I have 2 seperate pieces. Then I made my icing, I used orange with a bit of red for the hair, ivory for the face and then just black and white. I out lined the whole whole face with a round tip. Everything else was pipped with the start tip.. I jsut finished the cake about 2 hours ago and sent the picture to the friend who asked for it.. She LOVES it. I am very proud of the way the cake came out, since I have no training at all!
My Grandmother was turning 84 this year and I wanted to make her a very special cake. She loves her card playing and bingo so it was a hard toss up between the two but my children decided on a card table.Her favorite flavor is vanilla cake. We used a 16x3 cake pan and cut off equal pieces for the sides covered it with buttercream frosting and used white fondant and kneaded all the colors for the green table felt and red for the poker chips. The sides of the cake was also fondant but we made it look like wood, tinting the fondant brown and using a fork to make the grain then took little vodka and mixed it with brown Wilton food coloring using a small paint brush and brushed it on letting it dry and applying it to sides. For the cards we used food coloring markers to write the numbers.
This was a teamwork between my husband and I for our son's 4th birthday. We decided to do cheesecake brownies for cupcakes. We then went out and brought the ship as his big gift from us that went great for the cake. Then just got whipped icing and blue food coloring spray for the sea and graham crackers for the beach for finding the treasure. Everyone loved the cake and enjoyed it. So much that I had some people come up to me afterwards and ask me to make cakes for their kids birthday.
I´ve recently begun working with fondant. I feel like a little kid with play-doh...I can´t get enough! Since i take advantage of every opportunity I get to use fondant, I´ve been looking forward to my little sisters 14th birthday. I had so much fun baking and decorating this cake with all her favorite colors. Flowers and butterflies are the perfect "springy" theme. thanks for letting me share!