1st Birthday Cake with Baby Elmo and Cookie Monster

Sesame Street Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes.  It was for a first birthday – all gumpaste figures. The example cake that the client gave me had plastic figures. We changed everything up a bit and we ended up with gum paste baby Elmo and Cookie Monster. I included a jumbo crayon for the number one … Read more

Coolest Duck Dynasty Birthday Cake

Coolest Duck Dynasty Birthday Cake

Our son was turning 12 so we asked him about two weeks beforehand, what kind of cake do you want for your birthday?  Like any 12 year old he had other stuff to do and he forgot about the cake.  He couldn’t think of anything and was really leaning towards one from the local supermarket. … Read more

Simple Sesame Street Cake

Simple Sesame Street Cake

This Sesame Street cake was for my youngest’s 2nd birthday. At this point I was just doing simple cakes. Boxed cake mix and tub frosting. Making homemade cakes became a necessity as the price of store bought cakes became too expensive. I used an 11×15 sheet pan and made 2 cakes (4 boxes of mix).  … Read more

Awesome Sesame Street Birthday Cake for a 2 Year Old Boy

Awesome Sesame Street Birthday Cake for a 2 Year Old Boy

This Sesame Street birthday cake is for my son’s 2nd birthday. It took me 2 days to make this birthday cake. I had to bake 10 boxes of cake at work where I work as a direct care worker with clients. So I was on my feet all day running back and forth, back and … Read more

Coolest Duck Dynasty Cake

Coolest Duck Dynasty Cake

This 2-tier Duck Dynasty cake is made for a ‘red neck’ themed birthday for a police officer. Everything is edible. The grass is green butter cream, the old guy, rifle, ducks, whistle, and sign are all fondant. The water is a blue colored piping gel. On a separate piece of fondant, I drew the duck and … Read more

Cool Mr. Squiggle Birthday Cake for My Hubby

Cool Mr. Squiggle Birthday Cake for My Hubby

As I was overseas for my husband’s birthday, I decided to make him a late birthday cake. With some encouraging words from my husband we decided to make the old TV favorite, Mr Squiggle. I wanted to try something completely out of my comfort zone, a standing cake. I made the whole thing in 2 … Read more

Cool Moonshiners Birthday Cake

Moonshiner Birthday Cake

My client for this Moonshiner birthday cake is a 9 year old boy who orders his birthday cake from me every year. He’s had various themes, tractors and big trucks, but this year he’s enthralled with the TV show “Moonshiners,” and much to the surprise of his Mom (and me) he insisted on a drunk … Read more

Coolest Homemade Power Rangers Birthday Cake

Coolest Homemade Power Rangers Birthday Cake

This was a Power Ranger cake that I made. When looking for images on the net of Power Rangers they all seemed to be different so I just went with an image that I found on a few sites, and here it is. Just a simple round sponge, I cut the 2 edges slightly to … Read more

Easy Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

Easy Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

I made this Cookie Monster cake for my daughter’s 12th birthday. Everyone loved it!  I used a Wilton ten inch round pan for the cake, and just did one layer. I made butter cream for the frosting, and used Wilton royal blue to get the Cookie Monster color. For the outline, eyes and mouth I … Read more

Coolest Homemade Elmo Birthday Cake With Fondant Elmo Topper

Coolest Elmo Cake

This Elmo birthday cake was a hit, I sat and managed to do Elmo in an hour. The cake is a double layered chocolate cake with chocolate butter-cream. Elmo is crafted completely from fondant, he has a lollipop stick in the center to hold him up. I gave Elmo his fur look with an icing tip with … Read more

Coolest 1st Birthday Cookie Monster Cake

Coolest 1st Birthday Cookie Monster Cake

I have always loved Cookie Monster and knew he had to be the theme of my child’s 1st birthday, with or without the approval of daddy.  Ha ha! Making the Cookie Monster Cake I wanted to do everything myself (short of making the dough from scratch), so I purchased cake mixes in the box from … Read more

Coolest Jackass Birthday Cake

Coolest Jackass Birthday Cake

A friend of mine asked me to make a cake for her daughters birthday, at first the cake she wanted was something related to  ‘ the only way is Essex ‘ but then she changed her mind and decided to go with the ‘ jackass ‘ logo before making the cake using the cake tin … Read more

Coolest Big Brother Cake

Coolest Big Brother Cake

This was made for a friend’s girlfriend, who is a really big fan of the show, “Big Brother.” About 5 days ahead, I made some gumpaste, tinted gray with a small amount of black color. Using a template, I made 15 keys (5 extras, just in case!) and poked a hole in one for the … Read more

Coolest In The Night Garden Birthday Cake

This  In The Night Garden  birthday cake  was made for my niece’s little boy who is 22 yrs. Because of broken marriages I hadn’t seen her for about 18-20 yrs. Facebook brought me to see her mum Ruth again. Then I saw them both at a carnival. They had seen a few of my cakes on … Read more

Coolest Homemade Duck Dynasty Groom Cake

A couple of months ago, my niece asked me to make a groom’s cake for her wedding. Her then fiance/now husband is a big Duck Dynasty fan, especially Uncle Si, so we agreed on a design and I set out to make her cake. I started with the characters-all gum paste and fondant Because I had never made people … Read more

Coolest Teletubbies Birthday Cake

Top view of the teletubbies cake

I started making the Teletubbies and the Nunu cake toppers 2 weeks before the party. I colored my fondant in the different colors and made the body part individually, and let them dry properly before I assembled them. I made the Teletubbies favorite things and the Nunu.  I’d say my Nunu came out the best … Read more

Coolest Dr Who Birthday Cake

Coolest Dr Who Birthday Cake

My friend who I used to go to school with many years ago, asks me to make lots of cakes for her and I’m always up for the challenge. Well, it was due to be her grandson’s birthday and he loves Dr Who, and this is the theme of the cake he asked for. I … Read more

Cool Homemade Power Ranger Cake

Coolest Power Ranger Cake

I made this cake for my grandson’s fifth birthday. He wanted a Power Ranger cake. A few weeks before baking the cake I started to make the figures out of fondant in colors that he requested. The day I baked the cakes I made  one 10 inch, one 8 inch and one 6 inch chocolate cake. I … Read more

Awesome Zombie Cake Inspired By The TV Series The Walking Dead

finished cake pretty gross!!! as requested...but delicious!!!

My grandson asked me to make a zombie cake for his 12th birthday. I am an amateur baker, but decided I would take the challenge. I love watching Cake Boss as well as other cake shows. I searched the internet for ideas and recipes, lots of research. I made three cakes, two  1/4 sheets and … Read more

Wags the Dog (from the Wiggles) Birthday Cake

Wags the Dog (from the Wiggles) Birthday Cake

On March 22, 2012 my grandson was born. His parents and the family had long awaited his arrival. The next day he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that would require open heart surgery at the age of 6 months. The date for surgery soon came and Praise the Lord all went well and … Read more

Cute and Quick Homemade Elmo Birthday Cake

Coolest Elmo Birthday Cake

I enjoy making character cakes for the kids. This Elmo birthday cake was for a close friend of mine’s little boy for his first birthday. He was all smiles when he saw Elmo. I used white cake mix, my homemade butter cream frosting mix and food color paste. It only took me about 2 hrs to make Elmo, … Read more

Coolest In the Night Garden Cake

Coolest In the Night Garden Cake

I couldn’t believe how easy it was to balance 3 cakes! I was expecting a lot worse!! For this In the NIght Garden cake I used a good solid sponge, a good layer of icing and hey presto! The top was lemon with cream filling, the chocolate, fudge then vanilla cake and tabs, berry jam … Read more

Cool Elmo and Dorothy Cake for 3rd Birthday

Completed Elmo with Dorothy fishbowl

For the past several years, I’ve been throwing birthday parties for my twin boys that feature structured cakes.  But it never failed that when their younger sister’s birthday came around, all the family was unavailable and so she never had one.  This past birthday I was determined to make something special, even if no one but Daddy, … Read more