Perfect Penguin Friends Cake

Perfect Penguin Friends Cake

Who says winter birthdays can’t be fun?!?  Sure, you can’t be outdoors, but you can stay inside and enjoy dream up the perfect penguin cake. That is just what my 8 yr old daughter who was born in January and is obsessed about penguins did to make her birthday party a huge success. Weeks before … Read more

Awesome 3D Panda Bear Baby Shower Cake

Awesome 3D Panda Bear Baby Shower Cake

I made this Panda Bear cake for a baby shower. I really had a lot of fun and it came out better than I expected! I must have changed the design plan three different times before coming to this final one! Totally worth the effort! I did all the decorating, and storing of the cake … Read more

Coolest Crab Birthday Cake

Coolest Crab Birthday Cake

This crab birthday cake was designed as an edible bucket topped with chocolate crabs. Crab Birthday Cake Instructions Make four  9″ cakes. Frost the cakes and stack all of the layers. Roll out brown and white modeling chocolate twisted together. Press with a wood impression mat and cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Refrigerate. Roll and cut … Read more

King Cobra Snake Birthday Cake

King Cobra Snake Birthday Cake

I made this snake birthday cake for my 5 year old’s birthday party.  It was a huge hit! King Cobra Snake Cake Details I used 2 bundt cakes and cut them into pieces to shape the body of the snake. The head and tail were made with Rice Krispy treats. The head was a bit of a … Read more

Coolest Lemon Bar Owl Cake

Coolest Lemon Bar Owl Cake

My mom loves owls and lemon bars so it made sense to create a lemon bar owl cake for her. Surprisingly, nothing comes up when you Google “lemon bar owls“. So, I looked online for a simple owl pattern. Lemon Bar Owl Cake Instructions I went to Sprouts and searched through the bulk food for … Read more

Floyd the Flamingo Birthday Cake

Floyd the Flamingo Birthday Cake

I have decorated many cakes, and almost every time I learn something new. But this Flamingo birthday cake was probably the most outside my comfort zone I’ve ever gone. When my friend wanted to do something fun for her 30th, we did some brainstorming and decided a luau theme would be awesome. I volunteered to … Read more

Coolest Bunny Birthday Cake

Coolest Bunny Birthday Cake

I made this bunny birthday cake for my 8 year old bunny lover! This cake was fun and easy to make. My granddaughter wanted a bunny cake with 3 layers and that is what she’s getting.  How I Made This Bunny Birthday Cake I looked on the internet for bunny ideas.  I’m not very good at painting details … Read more

Coolest Monkey Birthday Cake

Coolest Monkey Birthday Cake

My name is Mae Pope and I made this monkey birthday cake for my niece. I started baking birthday cakes about two years ago. I enjoy baking and seeing the faces of children and adults when I present them their cake. The cake I’m submitting is one of my favorites that I have made. The … Read more

Coolest Bass Fish Birthday Cake

Coolest Bass Fish Birthday Cake

This bass fish birthday cake was one of the first I made. It was for my son’s 18th birthday. I chose to go with this idea because my son is a fisherman. Once I started though, I discovered that the bass fish was hard to sculpt. Bass Fish Birthday Cake Instructions I made some Rice … Read more

Coolest Painter Hedgehog Birthday Cake

Coolest Painter Hedgehog Birthday Cake

There is a romantic story behind this hedgehog birthday cake. It was ordered by a young woman as a gift for the birthday of her loved one, who is a talented artist. The hedgehog symbolizes the young artist himself, not only representing his personality, but also having something common with his appearance. :) She knew that … Read more

Pink Elephant Cake

Pink Elephant Cake

My E loved elephants, so for her 2nd birthday, I decided to give this cake a whirl.  It was only my second time really decorating a cake (and my first time using icing tips), so I was happy (and relieved) with the final outcome.  The cake was only a single layer, using one funfetti cake … Read more

Elephant Themed Baby Shower Cake

Elephant Themed Baby Shower Cake

This is an Elephant themed baby shower cake I just recently made for my daughter’s friend. The cake was three 6″ layers of white velvet cake from a recipe I found inspiration for online. It is a white boxed cake mix with sour cream and coffee creamer added among other things. The buttercream recipe was … Read more

Very Cool Pingu Penguin Cake

Very Cool Pingu Penguin Cake

My nephew was turning 2 and adores the cartoon ‘Pingu’.  When asked if I could make him a penguin cake, I looked online for a few ideas and made a plan. I used two 9″ cake pans to make the bottom cake, cut a slice out of one side on each of them so that … Read more

Birthday Bunny Cake Worth the Aggravation

Birthday Bunny Cake Worth the Aggravation

This year, my son’s birthday was three days after Easter, so for Easter Sunday he wanted a grey birthday bunny cake. The week before Easter I made two round cakes (I used 1 ½ batters so they were really high; I then leveled them) and froze them.  Freezing them helped when it came time to … Read more

Coolest Rainbow Trout Cake

Coolest Rainbow Trout Cake

This rainbow trout cake was made for my husband’s 40th birthday this past week. The fish and beer can are made out of Rice Krispie treats, covered in fondant. Making the Rainbow Trout Cake The fish was covered in a green grey fondant. I then added in the lines and such from looking at a picture … Read more

Coolest Fish Shaped Cake

Coolest Fish Shaped Cake

What fun is was to make this fish shaped cake! I have a son-in-law who loves to go fishing and I have been dying to make one of these cakes. With his birthday coming up, it was the perfect opportunity for me to make one. Making the Fish Shaped Cake I baked this one in … Read more

Cool Cardinal Cake

Cool Cardinal Cake

This cardinal cake is what I most enjoy doing. Funny story. My daughter asked me to do a cardinal cake for her mother-in-law’s birthday. When she said cardinal I automatically thought of Arizona Cardinals. I even said to her, “Cardinals, really? I never thought she would like the Cardinals”. Okay so after coming up with … Read more

Cutest Rubber Ducky Cake

Cutest Rubber Ducky Cake

This rubber ducky cake was made for a young woman’s birthday, but would be perfect for a baby shower too. I baked the cake in a half sheet pan, and then cut it in thirds. After filling and stacking the three, I covered it in plastic wrap and placed it in the freezer for about … Read more

Super Cute Doggie Cake

Super Cute Doggie Cake

This is the cake I made for my daughter Katelynn for her 4th birthday. This past Sunday was her party day. I had everything planned. It was a doggie themed party. I had all the dog stuffed animals I could find sitting together on the living room floor. Some of them with birthday hats on … Read more

Coolest Grooms Fish Cake

Coolest Grooms Fish Cake

The Groom caught a 42 inch salmon on the day the wedding was announced, so it was an easy theme for a surprise Groom’s cake. The fish is made of Rice Krispie treats and covered in fondant. I found some great ideas from other contributors on this site… thanks so much! I used a cheese … Read more

Awesome Skating Penguin Cake

Awesome Skating Penguin Cake

The skating penguin cake came to life when a friend and co-worker asked me to make a cake for her 13-year-old daughter’s birthday and she wanted a penguin theme.  (I love when someone orders a cake that has a theme because without that, I just can’t get my creative juices flowing!)  Back to the story… … Read more

Coolest Rainforest Animals Cake

Coolest Rainforest Animals Cake

When my son turned 8 he wanted a rainforest animals cake. I have always vowed to make my kids’ birthday cakes.  My older son loves to try to challenge me by coming up with very interesting and time-consuming ideas, but art is my passion so I embrace every minute of it.  Besides, the look on his … Read more

Awesome Australian Shepherd Puppy Cake

Awesome Australian Shepherd Puppy Cake

My 11 year-old daughter, Hope, chose a puppy theme for her birthday this year.  She recently started volunteering at our local animal shelter and decided that she would donate her party to them.  She asked her friends not to bring her gifts, but instead to bring gifts that dogs and cats would like.  Obviously, she … Read more

Coolest Penguin Christmas Birthday Party Cake

Coolest Penguin Christmas Birthday Party Cake

For my grandfather’s 97th birthday I wanted to make him a very special cake. He was born on Christmas day and when he was growing up his birthday always got overlooked. When he had children of his own and they grew up they always tried to make his Christmas birthday special. So we always had … Read more