Coolest Orchid Cake – Handmade Flowers!

Coolest Orchid Cake--Tropical Delight

My friend wanted a cake for an aunt who loves tropical flowers. Can I do orchids? Oh yes, and those big orange ones—birds of paradise flowers? Sure!! Thank goodness for YouTube! After watching a bunch of videos, picking up one hint here, another there, and the general principles from all over, I bought three sets … Read more

Coolest Fender Electric Guitar Cake

The actual cake--the body of the guitar

Wow! This one was a challenge! “You can do an electric guitar, can’t you?? ” Sure!! I went online and downloaded lots of photos of Fender guitars–the whole guitar, and each part of the guitar at a time, for the details. I was actually able to find a set of plans for a Fender online, … Read more

Coolest Castle Cake for a Little Princess

Castle Cake

This castle cake is probably one of the most complex cakes I’ve made so far, and as always, it was a learning process, with some things that worked well, and others that needed to be done a little differently for future cakes! Overall, I was really pleased with how it turned out. My granddaughter wanted … Read more

Coolest Little Monsters Cake

Coolest Little Monsters Cake

My grandson’s class is completely nut free (serious allergies), so these little monsters that I made for him to share as a birthday treat are “safe.” I made fondant from scratch (microwave marshmallow recipe), and got nut-free colorings. It took ages to cut and roll and put them all together. It was impossible to make … Read more

Cool Homemade Fairy Garden Cake

Coolest Fairy Garden Cake

This fairy garden cake was made for my granddaughter’s 11th birthday. The cake  is an oval two-layer lemon cake, sandwiched and covered with pale green butter cream frosting. At one end, a mirror “pond” is surrounded by flowers holding colored candles, and scattered with tiny edible silver stars. The candle flames are colored too. One candle is a … Read more

Coolest Skylanders Giants Birthday Cake

Coolest Skylanders Giants Birthday Cake

This year, our grandson is into Skylanders Giants. And fortunately, McDonald’s have just had them in their Happy Meals, so I had four action figures all ready. Let me say right now, I really, really don’t like black frosting LOL! But you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. The cake is a nine inch 2-layer … Read more

Coolest Marilyn Monroe Cake

Coolest Marilyn Monroe Cake

I made this for a young lady who’s a big Marilyn fan. The cake is lemon supreme, two 9x13s sandwiched with cream cheese frosting and lemon curd. I used the same frosting for a crumb coat, then covered the cake with fondant icing (homemade–Wilton’s Marshmallow recipe with a little lemon flavoring–messy to make, but much … Read more

Coolest Princess Cake

Homemade Princess Cake

This beautiful homemade princess cake was made for my granddaughter’s 8th birthday. I baked one cake in a mixing bowl, and two more 9” rounds (it’s amazing how tall a Barbie-type doll is from waist to tippy-toes! I still had to build it up a bit at the waist with cake trimmings). I wrapped the … Read more

Coolest Pirate Ship Cake

Homemade Pirate Ship Cake

I made this homemade pirate ship cake for my grandson’s 3rd birthday. I baked two 13″x9″ rectangles, and cut the pieces I needed to build up the shape of the ship with a curved raised deck at the front, and a two-level deck at the rear. Then I covered it in chocolate icing. I did … Read more