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Homemade Alice in Wonderland Cake

by A. G.
(Boston, MA)



This was for a Mad Hatter party for a friend's 2 year old.
I was going for lopsided hat look but didn't want to trim too much and have the cake to run out so it didn't end up looking entirely like a hat.. just a lopsided tiered cake. Also did a cheshire cat face on the top, to keep with the theme of the party.
Top: 3 9" layers of lemon cake (stacked then trimmed to hexagonal shape). Vanilla buttercream frosting. Kept half a cup white, which i spread on the top of the cake. then outlined the mouth with a toothpick and frosted the stripes around it. dyed the rest of the frosting pink. Once i had used as much as i wanted to for the pink stripes, i added blue to make it purple and fill in the purple stripes using a ribbon tip. used a small writing tip to outline the mouth and teeth.
Bottom: 3 9" layers of red velvet. Cream cheese frosting. Dyed it yellow, spread a base. then added red to make it orange and frosted the diamonds using a star tip.

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Homemade baby shower cake

by Ayanna
(Johnson)


This is one of the coolest cakes I've created, I was given total control over it, and had so much fun. I also learned a lot from this cake.

This was for my sister-in-law's baby shower, it was a very challenging cake, but it's what I envisioned in my head. If you can envision it you can do it!

I used to white rectangular cakes for the baby to lay on, and if I remember correctly, 4 strawberry rectangular cakes to make little Tiana. Before I started carving I did freeze the cake, this was my first carved cake and it made it a lot easier, and me a lot less nervous! I filled and crumb coated the cakes with vanilla icing. I used the left over cake carving to make the babies head. I covered the body,and head with fondant, and made the hair, bow, and booties out of fondant.

This was the first fondant cake I had made for my family, they were just astonished, and couldn't believe I made it, which made me feel really good.

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Homemade Mens 70th Birthday Cake

by Catherine B
(Malmesbury, England)


When asked to make a cake for someones 70 year old husband I was stuck for ideas as he didn't seem to have a hobby I could use for a theme. He also wasn't too happy with being 70....difficult one! By chance I saw an advert for a bottle of whiskey with the tag 'aged to perfection' brilliant! What a great way to compliment someone on their birthday. I asked the lady for some photos of her husband from previous years and one recent photo and had them copied onto edible paper at my local supply shop. I made little frames for each picture out of modeling paste and used the tag 'Aged to perfection' through the middle. The feed back was great; he loved it.

This particular cake was a rich fruit cake but it wouldn't matter what type you used.

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Homemade baby shower cake

by Pallavi
(Bloomington,IL)


I made this cake on request for an Indian baby shower.Its an all vegan cake. i made chocolate cake as mother to-be wanted a black forest cake. so i made two 9x13" rectangle chocolate cake. frosted the entire cake n also filled between the cake with whipped cream. used star tip to do the border n decorated with cherries. used butter cream for buggy, flowers and grass,colored butter cream accordingly. made the baby buggy design using basket weave tip n star tip for the decoration of buggy & Oreo cookies for wheels. made grass using grass tip n made drop flowers. sides of cake was decorated with choco flakes(which i made myself by melting the chocolate, spreading them on board n scraping them) . cake was appreciated by everyone in the baby shower party n mother-to-be was happy too..

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