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Coolest Build A Bear Birthday Cake

by Kate V.
(Chicago, IL)

Homemade Build A Bear Birthday Cake

Homemade Build A Bear Birthday Cake

Homemade Build A Bear Birthday Cake
Homemade Build A Bear Birthday Cake

My daughter planned her Build A Bear birthday party for almost a year. The idea for the Homemade Build A Bear Birthday Cake came from the Valentines Day Box one of her bears came home in.
We baked 8 8x8 cakes to create the house. We used a serrated knife and ruler to cut the roof. The decorations are all colored fondant. To get the bear shapes, I used the Stampin Up Build a Bear cutout and traced it on the fondant. I used a circle cookie cutter to do the roof, and a Wilton fondant leaf and bird mold for the nature scenes. We also cut 2 sizes or rectangles to do the brick work on the sides. This was great for hiding the fondant mistakes on the sides!

The cake was a big hit and my daughter really enjoyed her 5th birthday party.

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Coolest Bingo Birthday Cake

by Joanne
(Co-Durham)

Bingo Birthday Cake

Bingo Birthday Cake

The Bingo Birthday Cake was a fruit cake but you could use a sponge cake. I covered the cake with marzipan and then fondant. I drew a grid using a edible ink pen and a ruler and then went over it with coloured icing. Then I rolled balls of icing for the bingo balls and piped numbers on then. As well as piping numbers on the bingo card and wrote happy birthday in coloured icing.

I finished the edging around the cake with coloured icing again and the cake was finished. I also cut small round discs out for the counters and arranged them on the cake. Everyone was pleased with result.

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bingo cake
by: stacey

You have done a great job on that cake. It looks brilliant.

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Coolest Crossword Puzzle Cake

by Rob and Jen
(Kanata, Ontario, Canada)

Coolest Homemade Crossword Puzzle Cake

Coolest Homemade Crossword Puzzle Cake

We made this cake for my mother in-law's 65th birthday party. We used a 13X9 cake for the base and covered it in brown/marbled fondant and then gave it a brown wash over with Vodka and brown food coloring. I created the crossword so that it had all of the family names on it with clues and had it printed at a local cake store.

The cup is made with sugarpaste and filled with chocolate pudding and hand-painted using Vodka and food coloring. The pencil is made with sugarpaste as well. An edible marker was provided as well and everyone had a great time filling out the crossword on the cake.

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Awesome!
by: Tammi

This is great! What a neat, original idea!

Clever!
by: Anonymous

This is a wonderful cake -- and what a thoughtful and clever idea to make up a crossword that the guests could actually fill out! Fantastic job.

Cool!
by: leni

Amazing work!How did you make the pencil?I was looking for something like this.

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Corn Hole Birthday Cake

by Holly G.
(Felicity, OH)

Cornhole Birthday Cake

Cornhole Birthday Cake

I made an 11x15 cake and then cut it in half to make 2 rectangles. To make it look more like a corn hole board I angled the tops of the cakes. I then iced them smooth white using the Wilton recipe icing.

I cut the holes using a measuring cup as a guide and then cut out some cake. I iced the inside of the holes using thinned down icing tinted black.

Next, I iced the corn hole bags onto the boards. As a finishing touch I thinned down more icing and tinted it green to look like the corn hole boards were sitting in grass.

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question
by: Anonymous

How did you angle the cakes? I wanted to do a corn hole cake but couldn't figure out how to angle them.

corn hole
by: Anonymous

There really isn't that much of an angle. I didn't want to lose too much cake. If I were to make another one I would probably add another layer toward the end with the hole to get a better angle. Good luck!

perfect corn hole cake
by: Anonymous

I used a paint roller pan, baked the cake in it. perfect corn hole dimensions!

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Coolest Build A Bear 3D Bear Cake 44

by Amy C.
(Texas)

Build-A-Bear 3D Bear Cake

Build-A-Bear 3D Bear Cake

My daughter was having her birthday party at Build-A-Bear so for the Build-A-Bear theme I made a 3D bear cake to look like the Build-A-Bear character (girl one). I used the Wilton 3D Bear Cake mold and followed the instructions that came with the cake as to the type of cake mix to use, etc. It worked really well.
Then just made the face look like the character with the icing. It was a huge success with the girls.

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Coolest Chinese Checkers Cake 2

by Sara Ann
(San Francisco, CA)

Chinese Checkers Cake

Chinese Checkers Cake

This Chinese Checkers cake was a lot of fun to make. A lot of gumballs and colored frosting.
I made the cake rounds with fun-fetti cake and covered it completely in white frosting. I colored each section of the game board and let set.

Once the cake had set, I used a gumball to make the indents of the game board. I then placed gumballs throughout, to show the movement of the game!

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Chinese Checkers Cake
by: Anonymous

Great Idea! But how do you go by playing?
When do you eat and who play and who watches?
Do you bake a cake for each 2 kids?

COLORFUL
by: DAN

YOU ARE RIGHT IT IS VERY COLORFUL AND LOTS OF GUM BALLS.

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