Coolest Homemade Quilted Barbie Birthday Cake

Homemade Barbie Birthday Cake

This homemade Barbie birthday cake was made for a friend who wanted “Barbie & pink!” The top tier was inspired by a Barbie cake I saw online, and I really wanted to try the quilting technique so that’s what I did on the bottom tier. These are 5” & 8” tiers, covered in pink and … Read more

Coolest Jem and the Holograms Cake

Homemade Jem and the Holograms Cake

This is a 2-layer 8” cake covered in purple marshmallow fondant. I printed an image of Jem that I found on the internet, placed waxed paper over it, and piped melted chocolate onto it. When it was dry, I peeled it off the wax paper, turned it over so the flat side was facing up, … Read more

Coolest Sid the Science Kid Cake

Homemade Sid the Science Kid Cake

This was my first attempt at a 3-D character cake. I received an order for a homemade Sid the Science Kid cake. I had never heard of this PBS show and had to Google it. I started with 3 layers of 6” round cakes, which I carved to make his torso (his neck down to … Read more

Sweet Homemade Cars Birthday Cake with Toy Cars

Homemade Cars Birthday Cake

For my son’s 3rd birthday he wanted a cake with Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson and Mater. So I decided to replicate the scene where Doc & McQueen are racing in the desert and McQueen falls down the cliff into the cactus bushes. For this homemade Cars birthday cake I started out with two 9”x13” layers. … Read more

Coolest Backpack Cake

Backpack Cake

This backpack cake was made for a co-worker of my dad’s who was going backpacking across Canada. It’s a 1 layer 9×13 yellow cake. I found a picture on the web of Backpack from Dora the Explorer and used it as my inspiration. I cut the cake into a backpack shape, iced it with a … Read more

Coolest Nemo Cake

Nemo Cake

I made this cake for my son’s 1st birthday. Ahead of time, I made frozen buttercream transfers of Nemo, Pearl and Squirt. (If you Google “frozen buttercream transfer” you will find a detailed explanation of this method. It is time consuming but gives a clean look and almost a 3D look to your characters.) I … Read more

Coolest Nightmare Before Christmas Cake

Homemade Nightmare Before Christmas Cake

This homemade Nightmare Before Christmas cake was for a girl who likes “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, sewing & sketching. This is what I came up with. The pencil has drawn Jack & Sally and the needle & thread has sewn the heart. This is a double layer 9”x13” cake. I covered all 4 sides with … Read more

Coolest Superman Cake

Homemade Superman Cake

I made this Superman cake for my husband’s best friend’s 30th birthday. The bottom is two 8-inch layers of black forest cake (chocolate cake with cherries and whipped cream as the filling) and the “Earth” is chocolate cake baked in the Wilton sports ball pan. Several days in advance I made Superman using the royal … Read more

Coolest Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

I made this Strawberry Shortcake for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. The tiers are 6 and 10 inches, 2 layers each. The cakes are frosted in strawberry flavored buttercream and draped in pink marshmallow fondant (Marshmallow fondant tastes better than Wilton fondant and is easy to make). I made the pink swirls on the bottom layer … Read more

Cool Homemade Pirates Cake

Pirates Cake

I let my kids and nephews choose the theme for their birthday cakes and for his 7th birthday my nephew requested Pirates of the Caribbean. After looking at all the pirate cakes on this site I decided I was going to attempt a pirate ship cake, namely the Black Pearl. I started with an 11×14 … Read more

Coolest Father’s Day BBQ Cake

Father's Day BBQ Cake

This father’s day BBQ cake was inspired by a similar one I saw on the Wilton website. This one is a 2-layer 10 inch white cake. Ahead of time I made the burgers and hot dogs out of candy clay. The recipe can be found on the Wilton website. I used chocolate candy clay for … Read more

Coolest North Pole Cake

Homemade North Pole Cake

I made this north pole cake for my husband’s work. He works for a fence rental company. The cake is a 9×13 butter cake iced in white buttercream and sprinkled with white cake sparkles. A few days in advance I piped the fence out of black royal icing using a fence pattern I found on … Read more