This cake was made mostly using a giant cup cake mold. The tops of the mushrooms were the top of the giant cup cake with regular sized cup cakes for the stems. I used the base of the giant cup cake to cut a pipe for my Mario figurine, which was purchased at Wal-mart. The frosting is vanilla dyed green, with un-dyed vanilla for the mushroom's spots. A tube of black cake decorating gel was used to make the mushroom's black eyes you see poking out from underneath. Unfortunately, one of the mushrooms did fall apart because it wasn't supported enough, but I was able to get good pictures before it happened. This cake was made for my son's fourth birthday. He was begging for a Mario came but I could not find a place that would make one for him. It was a huge hit with both kids and adults who attended the party. Most importantly, my son was thrilled!
My daughter was turning 12 and wanted a lolly cake (again!). I decided on a three tier cake as I had done the same design for her sister a few months earlier.
The two bottom tiers were chocolate cakes made in two different size cake tins and the top tier was an upside-down cupcake.
She wanted lots of color so we chose three different colors for the tiers and covered the cake in butter icing. We used wine gums and pebbles (smarties) on the bottom tier. We used dark chocolate and white chocolate buttons on the middle tier with jaffas. The top tier was wine gums with a giant jaffa on top. The giant jaffa came about as I had also decorated cupcakes for the party. Dark chocolate icing with a large jaffa looks amazing on cupcakes.
The overall effect was wonderful with lots of lollies and good color.
I made this cake for our Pastor's Appreciation Day. I used our Church theme color green, white and yellow. Firstly I made a 9x14 cake for the base and a 7x12 for bible. Both were carrot cake. I sandwiched 7x12 on top of larger cake and crumb coated the cake and refrigerated for 20 minutes. I then added the final coat of icing and piped boarders using star nozzle. For the flowers I rolled out plastic icing, cut out desired flowers and dusted centre with edible gold dust and using a number2 nozzle piped green centre on flower. I also made leaves with a plunger cutter and used it with the flowers. I then piped out a cross on one side and God bless you on the other side and refrigerated till needed
My younger son has allergies, so the cake I made was both gluten and casein as well as nut free. I baked two loaves, cooled overnight and individually did a crumb coat. Next I lined them together on a sheet board that I got from a local party store. I placed the cakes on it, frosted using dairy-free chocolate ganache. Refridgerated for an hour.
I then dressed the cake up with a fun cut out of a Big top cake topper (from wilton), added some more fun carnival characters. Used color icing to write on the silver sheet board. The cake was appreciated by all and most of all enjoyed by my son & his friends.