My sister wanted to surprise her friend Susan with an awesome cake, so she called me. The party was to be held at the pool, and a summer theme was all she could give me to go on. "Oh, and there will be drinks", she said; so I had an idea to make a Tiki Bar Cake.
I used those delicious tube shaped chocolate and hazelnut filled Pepperidge farm cookies to make the 'bamboo' poles, chocolate cake cut and stacked to add height, then frosted it and used fondant to make the 'raffia' thatched roof, plus lots more fondant and a cutter set to make the flowers. I used plastic cake dowels to hold the upper layer, and found 'drink' stickers at the hobby store, sticking two together over a toothpick to give the bar a more realistic appearance.
The bar stools were last minute; I ended up by covering the remaining cake ends (trimmed from the top layer of cake) with icing, and drawing on legs and a seat. The flip flops and sunglasses were also stickers, as are the flowers on he poles. It was lots of fun, everyone loved it, and I've copy written it as the COOLEST TIKI BAR CAKE EVER!
Another annual Tiki party, another Tiki cake! Thanks to all on this site for your postings and inspiration. I definitely need to work on my photo skills, the Tiki Village Cake is actually much larger than it looks but with the brownie bites in the front and on an angle, the perspective makes the cake look deceptively small.
This Tiki Village Cake was created using two 8in round chocolate cakes, a vanilla 9in square cake, and 6 vanilla cupcakes to support the overhang. The cake was first stacked in an irregular island shape, then covered with vanilla frosting, and finished with a thin layer of chocolate fondant.
The Tiki huts are ice cream cones baked with vanilla cake inside and covered in yellow butter cream. The roofs are made of cut fondant palm shapes and the huts were sunk into the island base using a biscuit cutter to remove a portion of the cake.
The Tiki Gods, fires, rocks, and flowers are all sculpted fondant with icing details. Piles of yellow colored sugar framed the base and covered the edge of the fondant. The small cupcakes are decorated brownie bites.
For our Luau party we made this Tiki Man Cake. We just baked a regular box mix in 3 loaf pans. I froze the cakes for about 10 minutes after cooling. Then I did a thin layer of icing and refroze for about 5 minutes.
I took a plastic knife and a bowl of water. I dipped the knife in the water and used it to smooth the icing. I refroze for about 5 minutes. I had already mixed the color up so I smoothed it on with a small spatula following my pattern. I froze for 5 minutes and smoothed the icing out with the plastic knife and water again. I froze for about 5 more minutes.
Then I used different colored sprinkles to make the different patterns. We used different kinds of sprinkles and little candies for teeth and eyes. We refroze the cake until the morning of the party. We did it 2 days ahead. We just really used our own ideas for these.