Coolest Turning 40 Birthday Cake

Homemade Turning 40 Birthday Cake

My husband turned 40 recently and I wanted to surprise him with a big cake for his surprise party. I ordered two cake pans from The Lakeside Collection that allows you to make any number or letter, by rearranging the separator blocks. I used these pans to bake two number 4’s and two number 0’s. … Read more

Coolest Lightning McQueen Cake

Homemade Lightning McQueen Cake

My son wanted a Lightning McQueen cake for his third birthday. I figured the only way to get the full effect of the car was to carve it. I made three chocolate fudge 9×13 cakes and filled them with hazelnut buttercream, and then froze the cake slightly to make it easier to carve. I cut … Read more

Cool Homemade Flower Cake for my Mother

Homemade Flower Cake

I made this Homemade Flower Cake for my mother’s 60th birthday. It is a 2 layer 8″ round vanilla cake filled with chocolate fudge buttercream and fresh strawberries. When filling the cake, I found it easier to put a layer of frosting on both cakes (top of the bottom layer and bottom of the top … Read more

Coolest Luau Cake

Homemade Luau Cake

My son’s daycare was having a luau themed 2nd anniversary party, and they asked me to make the Homemade Luau Cake. A week before the party, I made all of the decorations that are on the cake out of royal icing (palm leaves, flowers, chairs, sign, surf board); the palm leaves were taped to an … Read more

Coolest Buddy the T-Rex Cake

Homemade Buddy the T-Rex  Cake

My son is really into the PBS show, Dinosaur Train, so for his 4th birthday he wanted his cake to be Buddy the T-Rex from the show. All of the cakes were made from scratch. The base was a marble, the body was chocolate, and the head was vanilla. I filled all of the layers … Read more

Coolest Wizard of Oz Cake

Homemade Wizard of Oz Cake

This Homemade Wizard of Oz Cake was for my daughter’s 6th birthday. She was really into The Wizard of Oz, and she wanted a theme cake. I started off by baking two 9×13 cakes (one confetti, and one strawberry). I filled both bakes with vanilla buttercream and placed them side by side on a cake … Read more

Cool Homemade Golf Cake

Homemade Golf Cake

I wanted to make a cake for my father last year when he retired, and also for his birthday. He loves golf so I decided on making a golf cake for him. Since my father loves Boston Cream Pie, I made one using a 9×13 pan and divided it into three layers and filled it … Read more

Coolest Homemade Angry Birds Cake for an 8th Birthday Party

Homemade Angry Birds Birthday Cake

Since my daughter was having her 8th birthday party at an indoor trampoline park, she wanted an Angry Birds themes cake and party. I started off by baking 4 9x13x2 cakes (2 vanilla, 2 chocolate) to make a two layer 18x13x4 cake as the base. I alternated the cake layers so that one half was … Read more