I used a box yellow cake, caramel filling, and for the crumb coat I just used the Wilton icing that you add butter and milk to. I made two 9' x 9' pans and put the caramel filling in between. Then I put the crumb coat all over the cake and then covered it with the fondant. For the heart, I just made an extra pan of cake and used an old cookie cutter I had to get the heart shape. I then covered it with the buttercream crumb coat and put fondant on it. I cut the polka dots out using whatever I could find and made the "D" by tracing it out on the fondant with the toothpick. For the balls around the cake, I just rolled them in my hand and stuck them on using water! Also, don't forget your dowel rods!! I always seem to forgot these but luckily remembered to use them before it was too late (they give your cake balance and keep the layers from sliding). :)
I made this cake for my sons 1st birthday. His party theme was "Celebration". The circles on the cake are made from rolled fondant; I pinched off and colored small amounts at a time, then used 2 different size cutters and a tip #5 to cut out the circles. The Happy Birthday ribbons which border the cake and the spiral ribbons were purchased from the party section of Dollar Tree, those were for decoration only NOT edible.
Since I wanted a square cake but don't own any square pans, I improvised and made two 11x15 sheet cakes. I measured and cut the cakes using an Xacto Ruler and serrated knife. The bottom tier is a 9x9 butter flavor and the top tier is a 7x7 lemon flavor.
I enjoyed making this cake and I was super pleased at how it turned out, even though my son didn't get any cake his guest absolutely loved it.
I made this "Fancy Nancy" birthday cake for my grandaughters 5th birthday. It is a 3 tier double layer cake. Each tier is chocolate and vanilla. I used the white almonds sour cream wedding cake recipe which works great for any kind of carving or stacking cake. The layers were 10", 8" and 6". I covered the entire cake with a thick coating of buttercream icing and then the fondant. I used a marshmallow fondant which was incredibly easy to work with. It rolled out like Playdoh. I used all of the fancy things that Fancy Nancy loves...sunglasses, toole, butterfield, feathers, jewels and of course a tiara. All of this was purchased at my local craft store. I then covered around the bottom with some ribbon. My granddaughter and everyone loved this cake. And, it was really fun to make.
I made this for my daughter's 3rd Birthday. I used white cake mix w/ blue food color gel to make the inside blue. I used canned white icing and red food coloring to make the pink icing. I printed a picture of a "My Little Pony" and blew it up to the size I wanted then I cut it out. I rolled out some Wilton's fondant and put the picture on top then cut it out w/ an exact-o knife. I made some of the fondant blue and pink for the hair and I piped the eye and other details w/ chocolate icing. Then I added the border and some of the hair w/ white icing. It was pretty easy and my daughter LOVED it!
This is a the tier pillow cake. Bottom tier is red velvet with.cream cheese icing. Middle tower is vanilla with butter cream. To tier is strawberry with strawberry filing. I covered each foreign website and pink fondant. I used fondant molds for the ropes, and sprayed with silver spray (edible). The shoe and crown were made from gumpaste. It took two days for them to dry. I embellished the cake, shows, crown, and purse with sol er draggees. I used fondarific and satin ice fondant.