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Homemade Elmo Smash Cake

by Pam Noble
(San Antonio, TX)

elmo smash cake

elmo smash cake

elmo smash cake
with cookie monster and oscar the grouch cup cakes

My sister and I made this cake for my sons 1st Birthday. He just loves Elmo and Cookie monster. So we made him a themed Birthday. I couldn't do just the store bought cakes just didn't feel right. I always got delicious home made cakes so i want my son to have the same.

The center smash cake is a single layer chocolate cake made with an old 6in small round cake pan. you could use a larger cake pan as well just wanted mine to be small for my boy. I made the icing by using red food dye with some orange to get a more vibrant color. I used a star tip for icing so it looked like hair. The mouth was black tube icing, as well as the pupils. The nose was made from orange (yellow and Red coloring if needed) icing i just added tons of powder sugar till i got the consistency i wanted and rolled it into a little egg shape oval nose. and with a spoon carefully dropped it in place. The eyes were jumbo marshmallows.

The cupcakes are red-velvet i used the same tip for these so they looked like hair as well. I used small marshmallows for eyes and the black tube icing for mouth and pupils. The cookies for cookie monster were miniature i found them in the store by the 100 calorie cookies and snacks. The chips ahoy kind is what i prefer but anyone that small would work. They were the perfect size and soo cute. I loved this cake and we had so much fun making it. I hope you have just as much fun.

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Homemade Farm Birthday Cake

by Ericka Krist
(Jackson, MT,USA)


I made this cake for my sons 1st birthday. His theme was a farm theme. The base of the cake was chocolate with green buttercream frosting. The barn was made out of rice crispy treats and covered with marshmellow fondant. The roof was a chocolate glaze.I first tried to pipe buttercream frosting on the consanguinity barn to.make doors unfortunately it does not stay and looks very messy. So I cut small pieces of fondant to make the doors. The animals were toys from Fisher Price. This cake was very challenging for me as I have never worked with fondant or made any kind of theme cake. I got alot of my ideas from looking at cakes on this web site. I took what I liked and what I thought I could do and came up with this. I thought it turned out really well I liked that it was simple, uncluttered yet creative.The reaction at the party was great. I recieved alot of compliment. I also made my son a small chocolate. Cake with green frosting and no decoration other than a number one candle. I think it made his 1st birthday so memorable. I can't wait until his next birthday to make another great cake.

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Homemade fairy waterfall cake

by Sarah Parker
(North Queensland Australia)



So my 6 yr old daughter gave me strict instructions - chocolate cake - rainbows - and fairy fairy fairy. Where to start??

I made a slab and a loaf tin cake. The chocolate cake recipe came from one of those recipe books "just like Mum use to make" well maybe granma - I even vinegerised the milk; and melted real chocolate with the butter.

When the cakes were cooked I sliced the loaf shape into various uneven sizes to form the water fall shape and covered it in mock cream made from butter sugar and milk powder. I then sprinkled 100s&1000s over the 'rocks' for the rainbow effect. Adding green food colouring to the rest of the mock cream I spread it over the slab as the meadow - stepping stone smarties to the pond and marshmellow swirls that conveniently look like toadstools :)

I then made blue icing with icing sugar and water and dripped it from the top of the waterfall to let it find it's own way to the pond. A fairy from my girls toybox sitting on the rocks feet in water completed the look. Very successful cake and so yummy the kids came back for 2nd's!

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