Coolest Homemade Cheerleading Cake

Homemade Cheerleading Cake

I made this Cheer leading cake for a little girl that loves cheer leading and was turning 12. The cake is 3 12-inch layers that she wanted half chocolate/half vanilla. After putting them together, I wrote “12 Cheers for Chat” on the side with tips #10 and #7. The rest is starred with tip #18, … Read more

Coolest Train Cake

Homemade Train Cake

This train cake was made for a customer whose husband works for BNSF as an engineer. The train was made of 2 11×15 sheet cakes, each cut in half (to make 11×7.5) and stacked. I froze them overnight to make carving the front of the engine easier. After trimming, I iced it and covered it … Read more

Coolest Penguin Birthday Cake

Homemade Penguin Birthday Cake

I made this Homemade Penguin Birthday Cake for a friend that collects penguin-themed items. It’s a 2 layer round cake. I made the igloo from the cake scraps and a little icing, and the “doorway” is made of fondant. I sculpted all the little penguins from fondant. There are penguins placed around the sides and … Read more

Cool Homemade 3 Tiered Elmo Birthday Cake

Homemade Elmo Birthday Cake

I made this Elmo birthday cake for my son’s 1st birthday party with our family. He loves Sesame Street! The top tier is 2 6-inch yellow cakes, and the bottom is 2 10-inch chocolate cakes (with 4 plastic support dowels inserted to hold the weight of the top tier). I tinted white icing with no … Read more

Ghoulish Homemade Zombie Birthday Cake

Homemade Zombie Birthday Cake

I made this Zombie birthday cake for my son’s friend’s birthday. For the head, I baked 6 8-in round cakes, all chocolate. After doming and stacking them, I froze them overnight to make sculpting a little easier. I rounded the top and cut out spots for the eyes and mouth. I then tinted some homemade … Read more

Cool Homemade Cross Cake

Homemade Cross Cake

I made this cross cake for a church potluck. I baked a strawberry cake in the Wilton cross pan and then covered it in chocolate fondant. I tinted some of the fondant darker to make the center cross. I tinted some white fondant pink and used a blossom cutter to punch out the flowers. I … Read more

Coolest Homemade Monster High Cake

Homemade Monster High Cake

This homemade Monster High cake was made for my friend’s daughter’s 9th birthday. She is very allergic to eggs, so they gave me a mix that made a very yummy egg-free cake. I had to use four boxes (2 per 9″x13″ layer), though, because the cake comes out very thin. After putting the layers together, … Read more

Coolest Pirate Ship Cake

Homemade Pirate Ship Cake

I made this pirate ship cake to look like Bucky from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. I started by baking 2 9×13 cakes and stacked them. Then for the stern, I baked 4 loaf cakes and stacked them, putting plastic dowels in every 2 layers to hold the weight. The steps up to the bow … Read more

Coolest Homemade Star Cake

Homemade Star Cake

This Homemade Star Cake was made for a customer’s girlfriend. I used the Wilton star pan and trimmed it back a little because the points needed to be longer. Each point is starred with buttercream, and the black lines are buttercream as well. All of the pictures and the OES are hand sculpted fondant that … Read more

Coolest Peace Sign Cake

Homemade Peace Sign Cake

I made this Homemade Peace Sign Cake for my husband’s little cousin’s 14th birthday. It is 2 12-inch round layers. The top layer is trimmed out to give it a more “3D” look. I covered it in tie dye fondant (it’s purple and blue, but my camera kept making it come out gray-looking) and placed … Read more

Coolest Guitar Cake

Homemade Guitar Cake

This guitar cake was made to match a favorite guitar. I baked 2 11×15-in cakes and layered them together. To make the guitar shape, I really struggled with how to get an image that big, but then I remembered…my 5-year-old daughter had a little Barbie Fender guitar!! So I used it to trace an image … Read more

Coolest Music Cake

Homemade Music Cake

I made this music cake for my pastor’s wife. Yes, she was “13” because she is a leap year baby so our church threw her a 13th birthday party! She is also our music director and plays the piano, which is why I went with the music theme. The top tier was made of 2 … Read more

Coolest Animal Print Cake

Homemade Animal Print Cake

This animal print cake was made for a customer whose daughter was turning 21. She’s a model and is apparently really into animal print. First, I worked on the gum paste bow since it needs a few days to dry. I tinted some gum paste with a very small amount of Wilton brown icing color … Read more

Coolest Winnie the Pooh Cake

Homemade Winnie the Pooh Cake

This Winnie the Pooh cake was requested by my husband’s coworker’s granddaughter for her 16th birthday. She absolutely LOVES Winnie the Pooh. When she asked, I remembered that about 10-12 years ago, I bought a 3D Winnie the Pooh pan that I never used! I made the cake, which took a little less than 2 … Read more

Coolest Monster High Birthday Cake

Homemade Monster High Birthday Cake

My friend’s daughter is really into “Monster High” so she found a cake like this one online and asked me to make it. But the cake online was made with fondant, which she hates, so she asked me to somehow make it in butter cream. Before even messing with the cake, I first made the … Read more

Coolest Fall Basket Cake

Homemade Fall Basket Cake

I made this fall basket cake for a school fundraiser this past fall. I baked 2 8-in round cakes. After doming and stacking them, I put the “dirty icing” coat on. I then used tip #48 to do the basket weave and tip #18 to make the rope border on the top and bottom. The … Read more

Coolest Berry Basket Cake

Homemade Berry Basket Cake

I made this Berry Basket Cake for a summer cook out. I alternated layers of white and strawberry cake, each 8-inch squares. I then used strawberry buttercream for the basket weaving and rope border (used tip #18). I topped it off with fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. My husband didn’t even want to cut … 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.

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