For my Grandsons first birthday, we decided to go Hawaiian-complete with a three dimensional Pineapple Cake!
After much thought and consideration about how this could be achieved, I finally came up with a plan. I baked the cake using two over sized Pampered Chef glass mixing bowls, one larger than the other. I used four boxes of pineapple cake mix (adding in chunked pineapple and cherries) and baked two cakes in each sized bowl. This allowed me to make a separate, smaller cake for the birthday boy.
After cooling, I cut off one inch on one end of one small cake and one inch off one end of one large cake to even off the bases. I then matched up the two small cakes and the two large cakes and inserted long straws through the middle to connect and balance them.
Next came the frosting, which was basic whipped creamy buttercream mixed with yellow food coloring. After the cakes were frosted, I covered them in chocolate jimmies and used a straw to make a criss~cross design, topped it with a real pineapple top and garnished with cherries and Hawaiian flowers.
This was my first attempt, but I will perfect it with practice! It was really fun to make!
Carrot Cake has always been my favorite kind of cake.
I decided to be silly and make it carrot shaped! I made half a recipe for carrot cake from a cookbook and baked it in an 8"x8" pan. Once cooled I cut the cake in half and stacked it to make it 2 layers. I spread store bought cream cheese frosting in between the layers.
I cut off the corners on one side to make it come to a point and flipped those pieces to make the stem part. I then colored some of the frosting orange with gel food coloring and iced the cake. Then the left over orange I made darker for the lines and writing on the cake. I then dyed some more frosting green for the stem part, then frosted the stem part. The left over green I made darker and drew the lines on the stem part.
My daughter wanted a coconut cake for her birthday while we were on vacation, so I did my best! She had a hula girl theme and wanted something to go with it-and frankly I'm glad she asked me to do a coconut instead of a hula girl.
I made the cake in an oblong pan, then I cut out a big oval. I made a line with an icing pen for the top of the "open" coconut. I used vanilla frosting on the top and chocolate and vanilla (mixed together to make a lighter looking brown) frosting for the bottom.
I sprinkled the cake with chocolate long sprinkles for the coconut strings and topped with umbrellas and an umbrella straw.
Very spur of the moment cake, but this is a good idea for anyone to really play up quite nicely.
My neighbor and I made this cake for our other neighbor's 40th birthday. it is 3 layers. The bottom was made with a large round pan and that layer is choclate, the middle layer we used a regular 8 inch round pan, this cake was strawberry, and the top was made with a small 4 inch round pan with lemon cake. regular icing was used adn the middle layer was lined with pepperidge farms pirouettes. We piled on the fruit and made it cascade down the side then finished it off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
I made this homemade cherry cake for my own birthday. I love cherries. It is two 6-inch cakes covered in red fondant with chocolate fondant stems. The leaf is made from the top of one of my cakes that I had to cut off to even it out. I covered the leaf with some green fondant.
As a special surprise, I made the cake super red velvet cake, as red as the fondant.