The cake took pretty much a whole day, I'm really happy with how it turned out. Thankfully I have a handy husband who made the support for the cake. He took a piece of plywood, cut out a hole to fit a piece of pvc pipe, secured the pipe and cut a hole on the cake board as well.
The tower was covered in MMF and the details were gumpaste. I used a cobblestone mat for the tower, then covered it with more MMF colored to match the stucco (whatever the tower is). To get the aged effect I balled up a piece of aluminum foil and went over the MMF with it. I then took a paper towel and dipped it in brown food paste and water to help the coloring of the tower. The biggest job was the roof shingles. For the hill I used to small bowls that I baked cake in. I finished the cake and tower with some buttercream decorations and went over the edge of the cake with rosettes. The birthday girl loved it!
I made this when my son turned three. He was really into dinosaurs at the time. Triceratops seemed the perfect choice for a third birthday. I studied a lot of dinosaur cakes and none of them were quite what I wanted, so I took the best from all of them and came up with what I wanted. I made two standard round cakes (8"?) and used those for the dinosaur's body. I also made two smaller (6"?) round cake and use 1/2 for the head, and 1/4 for each back leg, some for the tail and the rest for the snout and front legs. For the horns, I used three ice cream cones and the frill was a giant sugar cookie I cut in just the shape I wanted. I covered both of those with homemade marshmallow fondant. I stuck the candles on sticks through the horns. I was really happy with this and got lots of compliments.
My son loves Bot from Team Umizoomi and I couldn't find any cakes of Bot online to go off from so we got creative!
I used one box of cake mix, 1 1/2 jars of frosting and assorted candy. I colored the frosting with food coloring.
I drew his shapes out first on cardboard, measuring with a ruler to make sure they sides were about the same and that it would fit the 13x9 pan size I had made the cake in. After that I placed the cut outs on the cooled cake and started cutting the cake shapes!
After frosting the shapes with the first coat I let them cool in the freezer to harden the frosting so the 2nd coat goes on smooth. Once I mixed the colors I was ready to frost and decorate with candy.
Needless to say, my son LOVED his 3rd birthday cake!!!
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This Transformers cake I made for my 6 year olds birthday. He told me how he wanted it, and I tried to make it! The bottom is a white cake, and the top is a chocolate cake. They were made in 12 inch and 8 inch cake pans that are 3 inches deep. After crumb coating, I covered them both in buttercream and smoothed them out as best I could. I then stacked them placing supports inside the bottom cake to keep the top one from sinking. I then made Chocolate marshmallow fondant that I tinted black. I used the fondant to make the transformers logo, the city scape and road. I free handed all the designs. All the white on the cake is buttercream. Not a professional job, but we were pleased with it!
My son wanted a Thomas the Tank and Barbie birthday cake for his 4th birthday. I got a lot of inspiration from this website which never fails to provide a lot of inspiration. Thank you everyone for taking the time to upload your photos and share your ideas.
The best advice I can give it to always buy precoloured fondant - it saves SO much time and effort.