40th Birthday Star Wars Cake

40th Birthday Star Wars Cake

This Star Wars cake was created for a young MAN (lol) celebrating his 40th birthday! One of his good friends ordered it and told me what a big Star Wars fan he was. We googled several ideas until we found one similar to this one online. They really liked the cake with the matching cupcakes idea … Read more

Awesome 3D Storm Troopers Helmet Cake

Awesome 3D Storm Troopers Helmet Cake

I was asked by my co-worker for a last minute 3D Storm Troopers helmet cake.  She wanted a birthday cake for her husband, and he loves Star Wars.  She showed me a picture of what she wanted, she gave me a warning beforehand and said she wanted something “different”.  When I finally saw the picture, … Read more

Coolest Alice in Wonderland Baby Shower Cake

Coolest Alice in Wonderland Baby Shower Cake

I made this Alice in Wonderland baby shower cake for my niece Eleyna. It was a challenge, but super fun. Assembling the Alice in Wonderland Baby Shower Cake The caterpillar was one of the biggest challenges. Just trying to get his expression right and then attaching each little shoe took a great deal of time and … Read more

Coolest Willy Wonka Birthday Cake

Coolest Willy Wonka Birthday Cake

I made this Willy Wonka birthday cake for my son’s 4th birthday! Every year I try to top the last one and this year my son made it as difficult as he could for me… lol. The theme was chosen by him and every detail was requested by him as well. He did want an … Read more

No Such Thing As A Gruffalo Cake

No Such Thing As A Gruffalo Cake

I asked my daughter what kind of cake she wanted for her 3rd birthday. When her answer was a Gruffalo cake, my eyeballs nearly popped clear from my skull. I had become proficient in sculpting characters like Mini Mouse, Cookie Monster, and Elmo, but a Gruffalo was extremely detailed as described by the book, down … Read more

Mustafar Star Wars Battle Scene Cake

Mustafar Star Wars Battle Scene Cake

I made this Mustafar Star Wars battle scene cake for my son’s birthday. I’m not a baker… AT ALL. My 6 year old wanted a Star Wars themed party and when I asked him what his favorite scene was he said the battle on Mustafar (the volcano planet) between Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. I … Read more

Goodbye Party Alice in Wonderland Cake

Goodbye Party Alice in Wonderland Cake

My mother made me this goodbye party Alice in Wonderland cake.  The story that led to it began in 2012 when I met my now husband at Oakland BART station. I was in San Francisco on a vacation from Germany. To make a long story short, we fell in love and decided we wanted to … Read more

Epic Fail Turns into Awesome 3D Yoda Cake

Epic Fail Turns into Awesome 3D Yoda Cake

For my son’s 6th birthday I was tasked with making a 3-D Yoda cake as he only likes the “good side of the Force”.  As Yoda says: “Try Not, Do or Do Not – There is no Try” We understand that quote a lot better after this challenge! Over the course of a couple of … Read more

1st Birthday Curious George Cake and Smash Cake

1st Birthday Curious George Cake and Smash Cake

For my nephew’s 1st birthday, I made a Curious George cake and a matching smash cake.  I wanted to bake something special that he would love. I know as a 1 year old he won’t remember, but he loves Curious George. I decided on a homemade white confetti cake. I found a very good recipe … Read more

Coolest 4th Birthday R2D2 Cake

Coolest 4th Birthday R2D2 Cake

My son decided he wanted an R2D2 birthday, and of course there are no R2D2 party supplies, only complete Star Wars options. So, I decided to try and make him an R2D2 cake. I was really nervous at first that it was just going to look horrible. I ended up finding a toy of my … Read more

Coolest Yoda Cake Ever

Coolest Yoda Cake Ever

I created this Yoda cake for my grandson’s 8th birthday. He was really into Star Wars and was having a Star Wars theme party, so a Yoda cake was perfect!! I first layered basic yellow cakes for the body, and made a red velvet cake for the head. After sculpting the facial features, I put … Read more

Coolest Yoda Cake

Coolest Yoda Cake

My neighbor wanted a cool Yoda cake for her son. She asked me to make it and I was happy to try! I researched Yoda cake ideas and most were flat with the image frosted on or they had Yoda toys on the top of the cake. I wanted something really cool and 3D that he … Read more

Fun Fairy Cake For A First Birthday!

Fun Fairy Cake For A First Birthday!

I made this tinker bell doll fairy cake for my niece’s first birthday. It was a bundt cake with a thickened lemon drizzle. That part was tricky! It seemed to take forever for the drizzle to get thick enough to frost the cake. I also had an issue with a gap between the doll and … Read more

Coolest Humpty Dumpty Cake Ever

Hello folks… Presenting to you my most prized creation, my Humpty Dumpty Cake and my own version of my niece’s favorite rhyme: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had A great time And all of the BAKERS ‘n Chefs Brought Humpty Dumpty Back to life again It was my niece’s 3rd birthday and what … Read more

Cool Magic Tree House Cake

Magic Tree House Cake

At first my son wanted a Ninjago party for his 7th birthday.  I wanted him to pick something less violent.  So we agreed on a Magic Tree House party because he loves the books. He just finished reading Night of the New Magicians – my favorite so far.  The school librarian where I work helped … Read more

Awesome Homemade Optimus Prime Birthday Cake

My 4 year old son thought it was the coolest Optimus Prime cake ever! This cake was born out of pure frustration of having to always pay a fortune for pretty but tasteless cakes that need a year supply of coffee to flush it past the gag reflex to try and swallow and eventually after … Read more

Cool Hobbit House Cake

My niece really wanted a Hobbit House cake for her birthday.  So, I started by looking at good ol’ Pinterest for inspiration.  Then, I got started my design. I worked on making fondant and buttercream about five days before I was going to decorate.  I needed several colors of fondant to make my figures and … Read more

Cute Kermit on a Waterfall Cake

Cute Kermit on a Waterfall Cake

I made this cute Kermit on a waterfall cake for a little girl’s birthday. After about a month of going back and forth about what kind of cake she wanted we were scrolling through Pinterest and saw a Kermit the Frog cake and that was it. Her mind was made up. So, about a week … Read more

Awesome Necronomicon Cake from “Evil Dead”

Awesome Necronomicon Cake from "Evil Dead"

For my husband’s 40th birthday, I surprised him with this Necronomicon cake inspired by one of his all time favorite movies, “Army of Darkness”. (You could also say it’s from the “Evil Dead.”) The Necronomicon is also known as The Book of the Dead. I frosted the cake with pudding.  I wanted to make it as ugly … Read more

Coolest Unikitty LEGO Cake!

Coolest Unikitty LEGO Cake!

When I first heard of Unikitty I had no clue who she was. I actually had to watch the LEGO movie with my boys to see her… lol. Then, I heard that Unikitty has two sides, her nice side and her angry side, which I saw in movie. :)  I had to find out which Unikitty my friend … Read more

Cool Tinkerbell Cake with House and Rainbow

Tinkerbell Cake

My daughter wanted a Tinkerbell cake for her birthday, with specific instructions that it also had to have her house and a rainbow. I made a 10″ x 3″ round cake for the base.  The base layer was a dark rich chocolate cake, and the top layers were a vanilla cake with pink sprinkles.  For … Read more

Cool Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake for a 5th Birthday

Coolest Curious George Birthday Cake

We made this Curious George cake for our son’s fifth birthday.  The “special features” section on the Curious George 2 movie DVD explains how to draw Curious George step by step.  This was very helpful in helping us get the right dimensions for the face. We bought two premade half sheet cakes from the grocery … Read more

My First Curious George Cake

My First Curious George Cake

I started making cakes in 2006 because (thank the Lord above), I decided to stop doing drugs and found myself with a lot of free time on my hands. It started really as just something to occupy my days, then quickly became a passion. Making cakes literally saved my sanity! I gave away the first … Read more

Lego Star Wars Hoth Planet Cake

Lego Star Wars Hoth Planet Cake

My son absolutely loves the Star Wars movies and building with Lego. He is an avid collector of Lego Star Wars sets, so the choice for his 12th birthday cake was obvious, a Hoth Planet cake. This cake was very easy to decorate and with the right mini-figures to place on top, it became a … Read more