This Bingo cake was for my husband's Grandma's 90th birthday. It was a Bingo themed party and I was in charge of the cake! It took me a bit to figure out what I wanted to do, but it turned out pretty good!
I started with a yellow boxed cake in 2 11x16 pans and filled it with a delicious strawberry butter cream filling (butter cream combined with strawberry jam- super easy and delicious). I covered the cake in the strawberry butter cream as well and then laid on pre-made fondant from Wilton.
I made the cards starting with a piece of fondant cut into a rectangle (I had to guess on a size and laid it on the cake to see how they fit and adjusted from there) and used a piping bag with a #2 tip to make the lines and the numbers with black icing. You can also use the edible pens, I just didn't have a black one and so I used black icing instead. I glued the bingo cards on with regular butter cream.
I made the bingo balls with fondant as well and used a blue edible pen to write on the call letters/numbers. All the bingo chips were tinted fondant (using Wilton's color gels), but you could use the Necco candy wafers candies or Sprees if you wanted to.
I know it isn't perfect, but I had a really good time making it!
My boyfriend’s mother loves Bananagrams and we play almost every time I am at his home. Bananagrams is a great game to play with the whole family. It is a face-paced thinking game that is similar to scrabble, but much more fun. It comes as no surprise that this game is a favorite of many.
For her birthday I decided to encompass her love for the game and made her a Bananagrams Cake. The cake is two sculpted layers, modeled in the shape of the bag the game in stored in which is in the shape of a banana. The cake itself is a spiced banana cake, which adds to the fun as the cake both looks and tastes like a banana. There is also a layer of homemade chocolate syrup holding the layers together.
The yellow icing is a vanilla butter cream died bright yellow. The brown is a chocolate butter cream colored with coco powder. After icing the body of the cake in yellow butter cream, I piped on the brown details including the Bananagrams logo. The tile playing pieces are made of cut banana chips, further playing on the theme. The writing on the tiles is piped chocolate butter cream.
Everyone loved the cake, and we celebrated by playing a few rounds of Bananagrams.
My son loves playing the game Hi Ho! Cherry-O so that was the inspiration behind this cake.
I started by baking a 2 layer 12" square cake and iced it with white buttercream icing. I then sprayed the top with Wilton's blue spray food coloring. I found a round object about the size of the middle part and pressed into icing for a guideline. I outlined and then used a leaf tip to make little leaves all around it.
I then used the grass tip to make the grassy areas in each corner. The tree trunk was made using a large star tip and the top was outlined and then filled with green sugar crystals. The cherries are Wilton's sour cherry balls.
The kid figurines were found at a model train store and the rest of the detail was just piped in colored buttercream icing. On the side I wrote "Hi Ho! Cherry-O Grant is now 3 years old!"