I made this High School Musical cake for 4 little girls. To start, I made a large chocolate sheet cake from scratch and then covered it in a chocolate buttercream icing. I then froze the cake to make it easier to work with. I used ivory fondant icing (sugarpaste) to cover the cake.
Then I cut out the HSM letters from red fondant and also the cheerleader shirts. I made a shirt for each girl and put the arms and pom-poms in different positions. I tried making the pom-poms from extruded red and white icing but they became too brittle to work with so I iced them on instead using red and white buttercream icing.
I iced the detail on the shirts and the HSM letters with a tube of white writing icing, and put each girl's initial on a shirt. To make the cheerleader skirt, I first rolled some white fondant in to thin sausages and put this around the base of the cake (to give the skirt some kick).
To make the skirt I cut strips of red fondant and using a frilling tool, I rolled it back and forth over the fondant to make the frills (you could use a toothpick). I then attached the skirt to the cake using a little water.
Once the skirt was in place, I iced around the top edge with red buttercream icing to hide any imperfections and then made the skirt detail with white buttercream icing. Then for added "glamour", I dusted the cake with red and gold glitter.
I made this High School Musical cake for my High school musical crazy friend's 21st birthday! Used some of the ideas from this site and adapted them to produce an easy cake in an evening.
The base is just a flat chocolate cake done in a roasting tin. This was then covered in rolled white fondant icing. I then used red fondant icing at the two sides. I placed 3 chopsticks vertically at each side, draped the red icing over and molded it to get the curtain folds. I then pulled out the chopsticks and pinched the curtains at each side and put a little more red icing over for the curtain tie-backs.
The top of the curtain was done in the same way, and all outlined with strawberry lace sweets. The High School Musical letters were cut from yellow fondant icing, with silver decorative balls stuck on with writing icing. The 'Rachel' and '21' were molded from green icing, and decorated with small chocolate stars.
The High School musical cast was printed from a picture off the internet and laminated (thanks for the idea from this site!). An altogether very quick and easy but effective cake!
I had so much fun creating this Homemade High School Musical Birthday Cake for my Granddaughter Aimee's 8th Birthday. I was given the colours pink and white and black and it must have a piano. I made a vanilla sponge cake in a beer box with foil, then I turned it out onto a square board which I covered with a thin coating of butter icing which I left to dry. I covered the whole cake in white butter cream icing and then cut musical notes from black sugar paste, I also cut the letters for her name and the number 8 and the HMS and the arrow out of the black.
I made the piano which I hand moulded and the stoel and the musical notes on the piano out of black and white sugar paste. I hand moulded the curtains out of pink sugar paste and added little pink sugar stars all over I used black butter icing for the igh and chool and usical, and starring and V111 I then set the cake off with black and pink jelly beans. All in all the children loved it and I knew my granddaughter was happy.