Cool Watermelon Cake

Cool Watermelon Cake

I was taken aback when my friend called me and asked me whether I could make a Watermelon Cake. On enquiring why so a watermelon cake, she told me that her son loved watermelon. I was a bit nervous, but took it as a challenge. To start with I bought a watermelon to understand the … Read more

Coolest Halloween and Fall Birthday Cake

Coolest Halloween and Fall Birthday Cake

My daughter told me she wanted a birthday cake with a ghost and fall harvest. I’m not a professional baker. I’m a stay home mom but I like to bake different kind of stuff for my family and friends. The cake was from scratch, just a regular chocolate cake. I frosted it with chocolate ganache … Read more

Coolest Chili Red Hot Pepper Cake

Coolest Chili Red Hot Pepper Cake

This Chili Red Hot Pepper cake was fun to do. I used a  12 x 18 sheet cake pan, made 2 of them stacked and iced it. The cake was strawberry Margarita cake. I froze the cakes, after leaving in freezer for a night, took it and carved it out in the shape of a chili … Read more

Cool Homemade Watermelon Cake

Ants at a Picnic!

This watermelon cake was made for a friend’s 40th birthday. Yes, there are 40 party ants at this picnic made of black modelling chocolate. I flavored a vanilla cake with watermelon jello which makes the cake dense like pound cake. I used a stainless steel mixing bowl to bake the rounded ends of the cake … Read more

Coolest Banana And Monkey Cake

Coolest Banana And Monkey Cake

I had a blast making this banana and monkey cake! It was a banana flavored cake with banana cream filling. I used the Wilton loaf pan which makes a double length loaf of bread or two loaves. Tearing the cakes and filling them then carving the cake into a banana shape, I then crumb coated … Read more

Coolest Hot Chili Pepper Cake

Coolest Hot Chili Pepper Cake

I used the tear drop shaped Wilton pans, all sizes for this hot chili pepper cake. It was a vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean buttercream. I carved the top edge to smooth it out to look more like a pepper shape. Crumb coated the whole cake and layed out a thin layer of red … Read more

Cool Garlic Lovers Dream Cake

Cool Garlic Lovers Dream Cake

It was my father’s 80th birthday and I wanted to make a cake that was something he loved, so we thought about it for awhile and he loves garlic, he puts it in everything he makes from eggs to soup to pasta, you name it, garlic is in it, so I decided to make a … Read more

Awesome Homemade 3D Watermelon Cake

I made this watermelon cake for my grandmother’s 79th birthday. They wanted a watermelon themed birthday cake. I used 2 boxes of cake mix,  1 –  13X9 cake pan and 1 – football cake pan. I cut the 13X9 cake in half, frosted them and put them on top of each other and then put … Read more

Coolest Ear of Corn Cake

Coolest Ear of Corn Cake

Every year my nephew tries to come up with ideas for  the craziest birthday cakes for me to try to make for him. This year he decided he wanted an ear of corn. It was like he was challenging me. I  Googled corn cake and saw that you can use candy corn for the  kernels … Read more

Sophisticated Strawberry Cake

Sophisticated Strawberry Cake

I had a blast making this strawberry cake. My cousin wanted a strawberry cake so I decided to give her one inside and out. I started with a strawberry flavored cake mix and a large heart shaped pan.  I used one cake mix.  I also used strawberry flavored icing then I used Wilton’s ready to use fondant. … Read more

Burger Slider Cupcakes with Watermelon Cake

Burger Slider Cupcakes with Watermelon Cake

I made this cake for 4th of July. I made cupcake sliders and a half watermelon cake. The sliders are the top of a white cupcake and the bottom of a cupcake. Add a piece of chocolate cupcake to look like the meat. With icing add some lettuce, ketchup and mustard. Put together to look like a … Read more

Coolest 3D Pineapple Birthday Cake

Almost looking real!

This was a Pineapple cake I made for friend’s that shared a birthday. We decided on a pineapple sort of as a joke because they are vegetarians. We baked several yellow cakes. I think 6 total.  Once they were cooled, we made a hole in the middle of each for our “structure”.  In between each … Read more

Easy Watermelon Cake

Nice cake for a summer BBQ! I didn’t get a picture of it cut but I used white cake that I dyed red and I threw in some chocolate chips to make it look like the inside of a watermelon. The rest is all colored buttercream! The black you could buy I a tube or … Read more

Cool Basket of Daisies and Apples Cake

Cool Basket of Daisies and Apples Cake

This cool Basket of Daisies and Apples cake took a lot of work, but I love how it turned out. First I colored half a batch of fondant light brown, and made 4 ‘ropes’ with it. Then made 4 white ropes and twisted them together. Then I rolled them with a rolling pin until they were … Read more

Coolest Big Pickle Cake

Coolest Big Pickle Cake

My sister has been “Auntie Pickle” to the whole family since our kids were small. She was SO surprised when I made this for her surprise birthday party. I added the Necco wafer bouquet after putting a huge crack in the fondant when moving the “pickle” onto the cake. No one noticed the crack, and … Read more

Coolest Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

My daughter wanted a coconut cake for her birthday while we were on vacation, so I did my best! She had a hula girl theme and wanted something to go with it-and frankly I’m glad she asked me to do a coconut instead of a hula girl. I made the cake in an oblong pan, … Read more

Coolest Cherry Birthday Cake

Homemade Cherry Birthday Cake

This cherry birthday cake was made for my brother-in-law’s birthday. The only fondant on this cake is the leaf and the shine spot on the side. It was supposed to be a cherry but ended up looking more like an apple. Oh well. It’s a cherry chip cake with cream cheese icing in the middle … Read more

Cool Homemade Strawberry Cake

Homemade Strawberry Cake

My daughter’s birthday is in May and she was getting a bit bored with the usual cakes & parties. She was 11 and decided on a strawberry themed party – her favorite fruit. The strawberry cake is really simple, a sponge cake in a heart shaped tin. I then covered it in red fondant icing. … Read more

Coolest Strawberry Meadow Grass Birthday Cake

Homemade Strawberry Meadow Grass Birthday Cake

I wanted a strawberry theme for my daughter’s first birthday cake. I used a small heart pan to bake layers for the strawberry shape, stacked on top of cake layers from a basic 9×13 pan. I made both chocolate and white layers to please the variety of guests. The chocolate layers are a basic one-bowl … Read more

Coolest Apple Cake

Homemade Apple Cake

I made this apple cake for a teacher that I work with that was honored through our district as “Teacher of the Year”. I started with three eight inch round cakes (two chocolate and one vanilla) layered with chocolate ganache frosting with almonds. Once the cakes were stacked, I carved out the shape of an … Read more

Cocoa Potato Cakes

Individual cakes that look like potatoes!

I had some free time one day and decided to try out a recipe that had been lying around the house. The cake batter (vanilla egg-white-based) is squeezed out in ovals on a cookie sheet and baked, then cooled. For each “potato”, two oval cakes are held together with raspberry jam, then wrapped in almond … Read more

Coolest Watermelon Cake

Homemade Watermelon Cake

A friend wanted a 4th of July watermelon cake for him and his family. He’s diabetic so I made the small watermelon made with a diabetic cake recipe and the icing was half sugar and half splenda. They really enjoyed this cake.

Coolest Apple Cake

A is for Apple Cake

This apple cake was made for a teacher’s birthday. The cake itself is one 9″ round cake topped with a medium sized Pyrex bowl of cake. I stacked the two together and trimmed down the edges to form the shape. I then took the shavings and laid them on top of the apple to create … Read more