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My Daughters Dream Cake

by URVASHI FAKAY
(NEW DELHI,INDIA)


I made this cake for my daughter`s 7th birthday.I wanted to make a cake and was browsing through the sites for a good cake idea when my daughter saw a beautiful barbie cake on a site and she insisted that I make one for her.Your site proved very helpful as there are lots of pictures of cake on it.

I made two chocolate marble cakes and one chocolate cake to make the dress.I sandwiched the chocolate cake in between the marble cakes. I did two layers of chocolate buttercream icing on it and then for the dress I used pink coloured fondant which I made my self with marshmallows.I decorated the dress with white fondant and silver beads. The result was amazing and nobody wanted to cut the cake as it was so pretty.In India I do not have easy access to many cake making tools such as cookie cutters and icing tips etc.I was really lucky to find marshmallows in a nearby store otherwise I don`t know how I would have managed the cake.

But, at the end of the day my daughter was delighted and so was I.

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Homemade 4th Birthday Little Mermad Cupcake Cake

by Sarah Michelle
(Fredericksburg, Va)


I made this cupcake cake for my daughter, Lacey's 4th Birthday. I baked vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, frosted with homemade vanilla buttercream. I tinted the frosting blue so it would look like water and because Lacey's favorite color is blue. I used a plain white store-bought cupcake stand and decorated it (using stickers and sparkly scrapbook paper) to hold the cupcakes. I used the little mermaid cupcake cupcake wrappers and decorations that I got at a party store. I also used chocolate shell candies on some of the cupcakes. I did cupcakes instead of a cake, because of the convienence of serving, multiple flavors of cake and everyone loves them. Everyone at the party loved the cupcakes and the stand. I was nervous, when I had to carry the cake outside to the picnic table but luckily the cake made it there in one piece. Lacey had a great party and really loved her cupcake birthday cake.

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Homemade Baby Boy Shower Cupcake

by Lindy
(Round Rock, TX)

Baby Boy Shower cupcake

Baby Boy Shower cupcake

This cupcake decoration is so easy to make - but look really, really cute. Color your fondant a baby blue and then use a stamp to stamp a design into the fondant. I used baby footprints but you can use any stamp. Make sure the design is simple though so you can see it in the fondant. After you have stamped the fondant take a biscuit cutter and cut out the design. Don't cut the circle and then stamp or the stamping process will "smoosh" the fondant out of the perfect circle. After you cut the circle or I call them medallion out - lust dust it. The luster dust gives it a glimmery sheen and helps bring out the indentations so you can see the design better.

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Mini Island Cake

by Catalina Aridas
(Orlando FL)


I was making two other 8" cakes, and had to level them. With the extra cake off the top of the other two, I took a small bowl and squished the extra cake together so it all stuck and molded into the dome shape of the bowl.

I took blue icing around the sides, and crushed cookie crumbs for the top of the island. The coconuts are almonds and the palm tree is that cute little umbrella you get in your tropical drinks :)

My family would have eaten the extra cake anyway, but i figured its a cute way to use my extra icing and sugar cookies I had on hand that would go bad in a few days!

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Minitruck Cake

by Jessica Maler
(Clayton, GA)


My fiance is a minitruck fanatic. I used a chocolate sheet cake topped with a 8 x 8 cake. I cut out the bed of the truck and down the hood. i iced it with chocolate icing, piped white icing for the windows, and then piped the design onto the back. I piped the taillights on and used a toothpick for the red light.

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