I made this cake for my 6 year old as he loves dinosaurs. I was going to make one dinosaur but as he couldn't decide which one I thought I would make a dinoland and volcano. I used his toy dinosaurs, plastic boulders and trees to decorate. For the volcano I wanted to use 1 pan but couldn't get anything suitable so decided to make a batch of cupcakes and stack them randomly then cover them with icing. For the lava I took some granulated sugar and placed it into a bag. I dropped a few drops of red and yellow food colouring into the sugar and worked them together. I really liked the texture and colour it produced. For the spewing lava I melted some strawberry lollipops and poured it in random shapes onto some tinfoil. Once it was hard I sprinkled some of the coloured sugar on to the top to give it extra texture. The rest of the dino cake was just made using 3 cake mixes which I made in a square pan. This was then cut to different sizes and iced with chocolate icing. The cake got a great reaction from my son especially when I put lit sparklers in the top of the volcano, really finished it off perfectly.
Designed this cake for my grandson's 2nd birthday. He is an Elmo fanatic so decided to take "Elmo to the Farm". Used a 11x15 pan for the tractor and cut out the tractor shape, used loaf pans, large and medium sized for the haywagons, and round tins for the corral. For hay bales I used toasted coconut covered marshmallows and for the corral I used chocolate finger cookies. Used ice cream wafer cookies for the sides of the haywagons, but they tended to fall apart, so would not use them again. Used chocolate marshmallow puff cookies for the wagon tires. Placed a picture of our grandson in the tractor window to personalize it for him. Lots of work, but enjoyed every minute.
Comments for Homemade Farm Scene 2nd Birthday Cake
My easter egg cake it made of 7 tiers of cake frosting in the middle of each tier. I wrapped fondant around it but first covered it in frosting. Although I used normal fondant I now prefer to make my own marshmallow fondant, and then use that. Marshmallow fondant is super easy to make, tastes like normal frosting, and blends in with the frosting underneath perfectly. When sculpting the cake make sure that you do it before you add frosting if you do not have time to freeze it. I made this mistake. The cake ended up being 9 inches tall. It was fun! Thanks and hope you get lots of ideas!
This cake was made for an Easter competition where I worked. I was given a bag of ingredients and a recipe for a rich fruit cake, the rest was up to me. I had never made a large cake before never mind decorating it. I watched a few tutorials on YouTube googled some Easter images and decided on a theme. The most difficult part of the whole process was transporting it to work, by the time I got there some of the decorations had fallen off, so a quick first aid session was performed and the cake was good as new.