Cute Homemade Engagement Cake

Cute Homemade Engagement Cake

This engagement cake was made for an engagement party held in May. Steps for Making the Engagement Cake I started off by baking two 11″ x 15″ vanilla cakes and then layering them with vanilla buttercream. I tinted some vanilla buttercream with sky blue and gave the cake a crumb coat. Once that set, I … Read more

Coolest Pageant Cake

Coolest Pageant Cake

This cake was made for my little cousin’s best friend’s 16th birthday. She has participated in several pageants since she was little. I started by making gumpaste about 3 days ahead. I tinted it with a little leaf green and cut out her name using some alphabet cookie cutters. I stuck toothpicks in the bottom … Read more

Coolest Big Brother Cake

Coolest Big Brother Cake

This was made for a friend’s girlfriend, who is a really big fan of the show, “Big Brother.” About 5 days ahead, I made some gumpaste, tinted gray with a small amount of black color. Using a template, I made 15 keys (5 extras, just in case!) and poked a hole in one for the … Read more

Coolest Tie Dyed Birthday Cake

Coolest Tie Dyed Birthday Cake

This Tie dyed birthday cake was actually tie dyed inside and out! (sorry, the lighting wasn’t very good where I took the picture!). I baked two 12″ round vanilla cakes. I tinted portions of the vanilla batter violet, rose, leaf green and lemon yellow, leaving some white as well. Then I randomly spooned them into the … Read more

Coolest Xbox Controller Birthday Cake

Coolest Xbox Controller Birthday Cake

I made this Xbox Controller birthday cake for my son’s friend, who (like my son) is addicted to playing Xbox! I covered a 14″x19″ cake board with green cake foil. I then started the cake by baking two 11″x15″ strawberry cakes and then layered them with strawberry butter cream. Using one of my son’s wireless controllers, … Read more

Coolest Cheerleading Birthday Cake

Coolest Cheerleading Birthday Cake

This Cheerleading birthday cake was made to duplicate a little girl’s cheerleading top. I made two 12″x18″ cakes that were half chocolate, half vanilla. I layered them with butter cream filling (chocolate on chocolate, vanilla on vanilla). I then cut out one of the shoulders. I coated the cake in vanilla butter cream and covered … Read more

Coolest Over the Hill Cake

Coolest Over the Hill Cake

This Over the Hill cake was two 11″x15″ chocolate cakes filled with cherry pie filling. It was iced with chocolate butter cream and covered with fondant. The fondant on the sides was tinted with a small amount of brown, and the top was tinted with moss green. The casket was made using 4 cakes made … Read more

Cool Homemade Llama Birthday Cake

Coolest Llama Birthday Cake

This Llama birthday cake was made for a lady that owns her own llama farm! I started by baking two 11″x15″ vanilla cakes. I then layered them with vanilla butter cream filling. Using a sharp knife, I cut out the llama. I covered the whole thing with a coat of vanilla butter cream. I made … Read more

Coolest Pug Birthday Cake

Coolest Pug Birthday Cake

This Pug birthday cake was made to look like the birthday girl’s pet pug. It was also a mustache party, which is why there is one on the pug! I baked two 11″x15″ cakes and layered them with white butter cream icing. I smooth iced the top 2/3 of the cake with butter cream icing tinted sky blue, and … Read more

Coolest Monkey Cake

Coolest Monkey Cake

This monkey cake was made for a baby shower. A week in advance, I made the monkey head from gum paste so it could dry. I baked two 10″ strawberry cakes, two 8″ vanilla cakes, and two 6″ marble cakes. The strawberry cakes had strawberry butter cream filling, the vanilla ones had white butter cream  and the marble ones had … Read more

Cool Homemade Lego Batman Cake

Coolest Lego Batman Cake

A week in advance, I sculpted the figures and trash cans from gum paste so they would have time to dry. The details of Joker and Batman were hand painted. Each building was made from six 8″ square cakes. One was strawberry, the other white. For each building, I first leveled and stacked 3 cakes, placed plastic … Read more

Coolest Minnie Mouse Cake

Coolest Minnie Mouse Cake

I made this Minnie Mouse cake for my daughter’s 7th birthday. About 5 days in advance, I made the black gum paste ears so they would be dry in time. The bottom tier is two 10″ yellow cakes, and the top is two 6″ strawberry cakes. The yellow cakes were layered with white butter cream filling and the strawberry … Read more

Coolest Red Velvet Anniversary Cake

Coolest Red Velvet Anniversary Cake

This cake was made for a couple’s 20th wedding anniversary. I made two 10″ round red velvet cakes, leveled them and layered them with cream cheese icing. The top tier is actually a football-shaped chunk cut out of the round cake and placed on top. Both were coated in cream cheese icing and covered in … Read more

Coolest Gender Reveal Owl Cake

Coolest Gender Reveal Owl Cake

This owl cake was made for a gender reveal. The mom received a sealed envelope that contained the baby’s gender from the doctor, which was given to me and the party hostess. It was a boy so I tinted two 11″x15″ cakes sky blue. I then leveled them and layered them with white butter cream,  also … Read more

Cool Homemade Purse and Shoe Cake

I first baked two 12″ round chocolate cakes for this purse cake. I put a paper thin coat of chocolate butter cream icing on each cake because  my friend wanted raspberry jam filling, and I find the filling can sometimes makes the cake a little soggy when it’s made a few days in advance. I put some … Read more

Coolest Owl Birthday Cake

Coolest Owl Birthday Cake

I started this owl birthday cake by making two 11″x15″ chocolate sheet cakes and then leveled and layered them. I made a template from poster board to cut out the owl shape and then used that to cut out the cake. I iced it with chocolate butter cream and then made some homemade chocolate fondant. I lightened a small … Read more

Cool Homemade Beach Wedding Cake

Coolest Beach Wedding Cake

This beach wedding cake was made for a friend’s son’s wedding. The bottom was two cakes baked in the medium sized hexagon pan (from the Wilton 3-piece set), and the top was made from 2 8″ round cakes. All of the cakes were white and layered with raspberry jam filling. I always apply a thin … Read more

Cool Homemade Sushi Cake

I made this Sushi cake for a friend that has a mutual love for sushi! The board was just two layers of 9×13 white cake with white icing in between. It was then covered with white icing tinted with brown gel. The pieces of sushi were made with mini cupcakes (rolls) and mini bar cakes … Read more

Coolest Pharaoh Cake

I made this Pharaoh cake for some graduates of a local high school. The head was made from 3 layers of strawberry 11×15 sheet cakes, layered with strawberry icing. I cut the outer shape of the headdress and then cut and sculpted the face out of the uppermost layer of cake. I then baked a … Read more

Coolest Spongebob Cake

Coolest Spongebob Cake

I made this Spongebob cake for a family friend’s 16th birthday! Spongebob was made of 2 layers of 11×15 marble sheet cakes with chocolate icing in between. The legs of his shorts were made with cupcake bottoms. I then made homemade marshmallow fondant and tinted a good sized amount with Wilton Golden Yellow. I covered Spongebob in … Read more

Coolest Deer Hunter Cake

Coolest Deer Hunter Cake

I made this Deer Hunter cake for a customer’s groom’s cake. I started by baking 2 of each: 6″, 8″ and 10″ circles. They were all vanilla cake, and I dyed most of the batter with Wilton moss green and brown (1 batch dark, 1 light) and left some white to make a camouflage effect. I covered … Read more

Coolest Monkey Birthday Cake

Homemade Monkey Birthday Cake

I made this Monkey birthday cake for my youngest son’s 1st birthday. I used the Wilton Monkey pan to bake it. I iced the sides in white icing and then made the outlines on the cake with tip #3. I tinted some icing brown and some with a tiny bit of peach and brown and … Read more

Coolest Snake Birthday Cake

Homemade Snake Birthday Cake

I made this Snake Birthday Cake for a friend that has a “reptile zoo.” This was made to replicate her red tailed boa. It’s 3 single layers of cake (head and tail were molded from the scraps), and I covered it in chocolate fondant.