I had so much fun with the sock monkey theme and my daughter adores them. I made devils food cake and home made cream cheese frosting. I stacked two 10 inch cakes with icing in the middle and then two 8 inch cakes on top of that. I did the fondant in peices as my original plan did not work out. I was glad after I was done because it looked so much more cute than I originally anticipated! I used a Wilton fondant mold for the buttons and the bow and it was really easy and they came out so cute! I will be using those again! I had never made any kind of fondant character. I found a tutorial on you tube showing how to make a fondant sock monkey. They really do have a tutorial on nearly everything! lol Everyone at the party loved the cake.
I made this cake for my daughter's 10th birthday. Each little girl on the cake represtents one of her best friends. The cake is iced in buttercream and the girls and party supplies are made from fondant. Under each blanket is a marshmallow cut in half. I used a tip from another poster to make the hair using a garlic press (great idea!). The trick to the eyes is to use a toothpick to make a little hole and then put the eye on - then it kind of sets in. My daughter made the pizza and the ice cream bowls. To give the cake a little extra sparkle - I put luster dust on all of the fondant.
I dyed fondant and rolled out a piece for the portal to sit on. I made the portal out of rice krispy treats and formed it into a circle. I rolled out white fondant to cover the top.
For the brick, I then rolled fondant into to rectangle and square shapes and layered them to look like bricks. After I layered them on I rolled a piece of foil into a ball and ran it over the fondant to look more like stone.
I took some Skylander figures and stacked them on the cake and portal.
It was much easier than I expected and didn't take me very long at all.
For my daughter's first birthday we couldn't ignore her already enthusiastic love of Sesame Street. So I prepared two layered cakes (one 9inch and one 8inch) Cakes were vanilla with a raspberry and whipped cream filling.
I covered them both with fondant and then decorated them with icing and fondant cutouts from old 1980s cookie cutter my mother refused to throw-out...thankfully! Elmo was created using cookie monsters and adjusting his eyes and making a nose. Accent fondant shapes helped to add more color. And also for her "smash cake"
I created her name plate with fondant shaped around toothpick spears and iced her name and all went well.
This cake was for a little boy who was turning 6. He loves Spongebob. I used 2 chocolate cake mixes and baked them in a Wilton 1/2 sheet pan. I cooled the cake and iced it using a large Wilton tip. I then airbrushed it with "Sky Blue". I mixed green and pink icing for the border and jelly fish. The spongebob is a kit I bought from a local bakery. (Because the little boy HAD to have a toy on his cake...lol) He loved it and so did everyone else!
I made this cake for my grandson's 6th birthday. The icing is buttercream tinted gray. The brick wall is stacked cut cake painted with silver pearl dust for brick design. I made a small ledge in between layers for Spiderman candle to sit on to give the look of him climbing on the side of a building. I decorated with pearl dust, spiderweb candy melt and spider rings. My grandson loved it.