Coolest Homemade Death Star Cake

Coolest Death Star Cake

I have a family of Star Wars fans and my son’s birthday was around the release date of Rogue One. So, a Death Star cake was the perfect choice. I made a light saber cake for him about 5 years ago but this was my first spherical cake and it was easier than I anticipated. … Read more

Coolest Trumpet Cake

Coolest Trumpet Cake

My son just turned 18 and plays trumpet in several high school music ensembles, so I finally decided I would try to make him a trumpet cake. I started with two 9×13 yellow cakes, layered and frosted in between. Using a template made from paper, I carefully cut the layered cake into a trumpet shape … Read more

A Chocolate Fountain? No, It’s a Cake!

A Chocolate Fountain? No, It's a Cake!

My son has been begging for a chocolate fountain ever since he tried one at a restaurant. We decided to get him one for his birthday, but I wondered if I could pretty easily make one out of cake, too. It turned out to be as messy as a real chocolate fountain and I think, … Read more

Coolest Puzzling Rubiks Cube Cake

Finally solved...and ready to eat!

My son has been trying to master the Rubik cube puzzle lately. He can do one or two sides but has not completed it…yet. So we decided to encourage his endeavor with a Rubiks Cube birthday cake. I thought it would be easy. I made a square Minecraft creeper cake last year so I had some ideas. But once I … Read more

Cool Texting Cell Phone Cake

Cool Texting Cell Phone Cake

When my son turned 13 he finally got a cell phone. To mark the occasion we decided to make him a cake to match, perfect for this big teen milestone. A cell phone cake could be easy, just a decorated 9×13, but we decided to go the extra mile and make the cake look just … Read more

Cool Acoustic Guitar Cake

Cool Acoustic Guitar Cake

This guitar cake was all about the shape. My son turned 14 last year and started taking guitar lessons. He loved playing so we got him a nice acoustic guitar for his birthday, then made a cake to match. I decided to go with a 9×13 brownie instead of a traditional cake, since I thought it … Read more

Coolest LEGO Birthday Cake

Coolest LEGO Birthday Cake

What little boy doesn’t love LEGOS? My son wanted Legos for his birthday and he got them! I used two cake mixes and made four loaf cakes, skimming off the tops to make them flat and stackable. I built a mini-model with actual Lego’s to have a sample and decide what combination of colors and … Read more

Coolest Minecraft Creeper Cake

Coolest Minecraft Creeper Cake

I decided to surprise my 8-year-old son with a cake based on Minecraft, a popular online multiplayer computer game. After consulting with his two older brothers about which scene or character would be best, we decided to go with a Creeper. Minecraft is all about world-building with blocks, so everything is made of squares. Creeper … Read more

Coolest Star Wars Light Saber Cake

Homemade Star Wars Light Saber Cake

It’s all about Star Wars in my house so we decided to make my 6-year-old a Star Wars Light Saber Cake. I’ve never done jelly rolls so I don’t have jelly roll pans, as was suggested by others, so I used mini-loaf pans for the saber and a regular loaf pan for the handle. We … Read more

Coolest Shark Attack Cake Design

Homemade Shark Attack Cake Design

Sharks are big around here, so my son wanted a Jaws cake for his 10th birthday. After some internet searching we decided to use a football cake pan for the shark, set on a 9×13 cake as the ocean. We used 2 cake mixes and baked both according to directions. Then we sliced the bottom … Read more