Cool Homemade Swimming Pool Cake

Cool Swimming Pool Cake

My daughter was having a pool party, which was my inspiration for this cool Swimming Pool cake. I made a large chocolate sheet cake and, when cooled, cut a shallow rectangle out from the center for the swimming pool. Don’t cut too deep. Used the reserved cake for snacking. I lightly frosted the inside of the … Read more

Easy Spiderman Birthday Cake

Easy Spiderman Birthday Cake

I made this easy Spiderman birthday cake for my daughter’s 3rd birthday and it was a hit, especially with the boys! The cake is a standard 2 layer cake. NOTE: use Wilton “no-taste” red. I had never used red before and got Christmas red, and the frosting was very bitter. You won’t get as deep a … Read more

Cool Barbie Birthday Cake

Cool Barbie Birthday Cake

This Barbie birthday cake sells for up to $60 (or more!) in stores, but you can make it with time and patience. The dress is a cake baked in a Pyrex bowl. You can use a Barbie you have on hand or buy the torso at a baking supply store. I cut a hole in … Read more

Lovely Gift Box Cake

Lovely Gift Box Cake

My cousin requested a fantasy cake for her birthday party, so I made this lovely Gift Box cake as her birthday gift.  The cake is two plain sheet cakes stacked together. The real work is in the decorations! You need to plan this several days ahead. The bow is made by first cutting and pinching together … Read more

Gross Kitty Litter Cake

Gross Kitty Litter Cake

I served this gross Kitty Litter cake at a Halloween supper, much to the delight and horror our of our guests! It looks absolutely gross, but of course tastes great and is just a lot of fun to serve. Crumble both a chocolate and a vanilla cake into a bowl.  Crumble/chop up a package of Golden … Read more

Coolest Hello Kitty Cake

Coolest Hello Kitty Cake

This Hello Kitty Cake was my first fantasy cake, made for my daughter’s 6th birthday. I baked 2 round cakes and a sheet cake. I first frosted the sheet cake in a contrasting color. I then cut one round cake in half, and the other into thirds. I took the middle (longest) third and inserted it … Read more

Cool Homemade My Little Pony Rainbow Cake

Coolest My Little Pony Rainbow Cake

I made this My Little Pony Rainbow cake for my daughter’s 4th birthday. The sky is a sheet cake with white frosting. The clouds are made with blue food spray. Technique: tear a paper towel across, leaving it uneven. Starting at the top of the cake, lay the paper towel across the cake an inch or … Read more

Old-Fashioned Tomato Pin Cushion Birthday Cake

Tomato pin cushion cake

This old-fashioned Tomato Pin Cushion birthday cake was for a friend turning 40 with a passion and talent for sewing. She asked me to make her a fantasy cake, and I knew it had to have a sewing theme, so I decided on a traditional tomato pin cushion, an icon in the sewing community. I made 2 Bundt cakes, … Read more