I baked this Cottage Cake for my daughter's 6th birthday, since she loves the idea of living in a house surrounded by a garden. I used my favorite sponge cake recipe (eggless since we are vegetarians) to make 2 rectangular cakes, one was used as the base (the garden) and the other for the cottage.
The cottage is basically the rectangular cake cut up in 2 squares and a triangle and then stacked, glued together with icing. I used butter cream icing. Cream wafers are used to make the slanting tiled roof, bread sticks for the fence and little cherries on toothpicks for the flowers. The doors, windows and the gate are home-baked cookies.
This was my first attempt at making a 3-D cake, and is of course quite amateurish. But my little girl just LOVED it and since this site is one of our favorites to browse when a birthday is coming up, she insisted that I send this cake for inclusion in the site.
This is only my second novelty cake. I got my inspiration from a really old Cake Decorating book borrowed from the Library. I called it "Cabin Fever" as i made it during recent bad snow and ice where nobody in the country was able to leave their houses and travel anywhere safely. It's a victoria sponge cut into three equal pieces with the third piece shaped to fit as a roof. I used buttercream icing for the filling and for the outside of the house, and buttercream icing with added melted chocolate to cover the roof, which i tiled with chocolate buttons. I used "liquorice allsorts" for the windows and chimney,candy flowers to decorate the edge of the house, and chocolate finger biscuits for the door. I texted my in-laws who live minutes away, and they all came walking to my (real) house for cake and coffee. An enjoyable and surprisingly easy cake both to make and eat!
I made this cottage cake for my sister's 12th Birthday. I used a cake square to bake the cake and then cut it in half to build up the cakes width. I bought frosted icing and spread it all over and used a fork to pattern it. For the roof I placed flakes on top when the icing was drying and a few dolly mixtures for the chimney.
The fence was made of yellow and pink marshmallows and placed with pink icing. All the "plants" and path were dolly mixture and flower sweets and silver balls.
Finally I wrote a message in icing and made the windows out of candy sticks.
My family was surprised that I made it on my own as I was 14 but I really enjoyed it.
My son loves Blue's Clues so I looked everywhere to try and find a cake pan of Blue herself. Having no success, I decided to do the next best thing and bake him a Blue's House Birthday cake.
I used the house cake pan and then decorated the cake like the house in Blue's Clues. I put my son's toy figures of Steve and Blue on the cake board, in front of the house.
For the chimney, I built the icing up so as to get the illusion of bricks. I then drew on the door and windows with icing. I made the roof out of bright red icing and then lightened the icing color for the squiggles on Blue's roof.
This Log Cabin Birthday Cake is a 1/2 sheet cake and a 1/4 sheet cake. The cabin was cut into squares and the the top was carved into a roof. The logs were cereal straws with chocolate buttercream iced behind them.
The roof was made out of graham crackers. There is a garden and fondant rabbits. The tomato stakes are made from cereal straws. The only thing not edible was the fence. The rocks are chocolate rocks.