This Gnome cake was made for a shared birthday between a 99 year old grandmother and her two granddaughters (one child from each of the grandmother's two daughters). My grandmother collected gnomes over the years and we thought this would be a great cake to celebrate her birthday.
After taking some class courses through Wilton, I decided to try this cake on my own. The base of the cake was made with two oval cake pans stacked and layered. Buttercream icing was colored and covered the cake. Styrofoam was used for the gnome's head and covered in fondant.
Shaping the face was the most difficult task on this cake. His nose is a bit too long, but it was a fun cake to make anyway. His cheeks were painted with red food coloring to give him a nice rosy blush. My gnome's hat was made with the colored foam sheets and just twisted into a cone shape.
Finally, the beard and hair were added to connect the head and body. Fondant Mushrooms surround the gnome's feet.
My nephew is obsessed with everything Japanese. He wanted a Japanese themed birthday party. I offered to provide the birthday cake. The inspiration for this garden cake came from a decorative Zen garden my manager had in her office.
I made a standard yellow cake for the base. I cut out approximately one inch in from all sides, so it had an open boxed look to it. My nephews helped cover the base in fondant, which was 'marblelized' by adding brown food coloring. I glazed the edges with water and brown food coloring.
The sand was made from granulated brown sugar. The rocks were made from marbleized fondant of various colors. The rake was made from the little chocolate covered wafer like snacks called Poxies. We broke a few into pieces to make the rake prongs, and 'glued' them to the handle by using melted chocolate.
We researched on the internet how to say Happy Birthday and iced that on as well. We hope says what it's supposed to!
I made this Scarecrow Cake for a church fall cake walk after seeing something similar in a magazine. I used a baking bowl and unfortunately, due to a time issue, used a triple chocolate fudge cake mix. I coated the cake in cream cheese icing, unfortunately also purchased from the grocery store shelf.
I used fruit by the foot to make the hair and facial features and ice cream waffle bowls for the hat. I turned the flat side down and cut out a circle just large enough to fit a waffle bowl inside. I stacked 4 or 5 bowls and broke up some pieces to create the brim. To make it a little neater around the hat I added a strand of the fruit by the foot.
The cake was a total success and was really adorable. It will definitely be a fall tradition around our house!
I wanted a birthday cake for Ronaldo that is fun and easy to cut for school. As he loves all types of gogga's, we decided on a Green Worm Cake. It was so easy, even Dad helped.
I used 2 round vanilla sponge cakes, made a small hole with a tumbler in the middle of each cake and cut it down the middle. Then place the half moons against one another and wha-lha!!! you have a wormy-worm.
Now the fun part begins, you colour some butter icing with grass green colour and start covering the whole cake. This took a little bit of time, but was all worth it.
I used mini smarties all along the back of the worm, and licorice for the tenticals, and all the other just came along, while playing around with different types of sweeties.