Coolest Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake

I made this strawberry cake for my mom’s birthday this year. I used a spherical baking pan and made two half spheres. I waited for them to cool and cut into the middle so that I could insert some strawberry slices into the middle. I covered them with a strawberry glaze and then pushed the … Read more

Coolest Fruit-Shaped Creative Cakes 6

I made this for my granddaughters first birthday. They had a strawberry shortcake party. These are made out of cupcakes. I arranged them to look like a strawberry and icing them red, put dots on and then used a leaf tip to do the top. You will notice in the picture there is a small … Read more

Coolest Apple Cake Pops

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My first attempt at apple cake pops. I found candy melts quite tricky and watched a lot of YouTube guides! The red melts worked better than the green which is why there are more red! I did this as a leaving gift for my sons teachers and it’s a no cook as I used a … Read more

Cool Homemade Pink Strawberry Cake

Homemade Strawberry Cake

I made this strawberry cake for my daughter’s first birthday party. We were doing a strawberry shortcake theme. Since being right before Valentines day, I found a heart shaped pan that I thought would go great. I prepared the cake mix as said on the box then poured it in the pan. I used pink … Read more

Coolest Fruit-Shaped Creative Cakes 7

For my daughters first birthday, we had a luau!! To go with the tropical theme, I made a pineapple shaped cake that was not only shaped like a pineapple; it was pineapple cake as well! I used a pineapple shaped pan I found on eBay and a recipe for pineapple cake off of allrecipes.com. I … Read more

Coolest Pickle Cake

Homemade Pickle Cake

My uncle’s nickname is pickle so I made him a pickle cake for his birthday. I made two 13×9 size cakes ( I used one vanilla and one chocolate.) after cooking I let them cool on the counter. After cooling I took a cookie sheet covered it in foil and placed the vanilla cake on … Read more

Coolest Watermelon Cake

Homemade Watermelon Cake

This Watermelon Cake was made early in my cake decorating endeavors, so covered in star tips! Sheesh! I used the Wilton round ball cake pan for the wedges; I baked a whole ball (two halves) but only ended up using one half (two quarters.) I used and one 10″ cake cut in half and stacked … Read more

Coolest Fruit-Shaped Creative Cakes 8

This is one of my more creative cakes – Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cake. One 10×15 sheet layer of yellow cake, cut free handed into a strawberry with leaves, then split and filled with a whipped white chocolate/strawberry ganache. Berry frosted with a red tinted Italian meringue buttercream, flavored with strawberry puree. Leaves frosted with green … Read more

Coolest Berry Basket Cake

Homemade Berry Basket Cake

I made this Berry Basket Cake for a summer cook out. I alternated layers of white and strawberry cake, each 8-inch squares. I then used strawberry buttercream for the basket weaving and rope border (used tip #18). I topped it off with fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. My husband didn’t even want to cut … Read more

Coolest Watermelon Birthday Cake

Homemade Watermelon Birthday Cake

I made this Watermelon Birthday Cake for my niece’s 3rd birthday party. I used a 1/2 moon shaped pan for the big piece of watermelon, and then made another 1/2 moon piece to cut up. You can cut any shapes like a watermelon slice and crumb coat them before decorating. For the seeds I used … Read more

Coolest Fruit-Shaped Creative Cakes 9

My daughter had a strawberry birthday party for her 4th birthday. I made this cake with a heart shaped pan and frosted it with canned pink frosting. I used a tube of green decorating icing to make the greens at the top and placed chocolate chips upside down for the seeds. It was a big … Read more

Strawberry Cake

Srawberry Cake

This Strawberry cake was made for my new sister in law to be who is marrying into the Berry family. To bake the strawberry shape I used a heart shaped tin. I then tried to make red icing but after putting heaps of red food coloring in I thought I better stop and settle for … Read more

Coolest Pineapple Cake

Homemade Pineapple Cake

For my Grandsons first birthday, we decided to go Hawaiian-complete with a three dimensional Pineapple Cake! After much thought and consideration about how this could be achieved, I finally came up with a plan. I baked the cake using two over sized Pampered Chef glass mixing bowls, one larger than the other. I used four … Read more

Coolest Fruit-Shaped Creative Cakes 10

The cake mix was made in a 10″ round cake pan. This cake is sculpted into a strawberry shape and then iced with a thin layer of butter cream. Its covered with homemade butter cream rolled fondant. I then cut leaves out of fondant with cookie cutters. Creative cakes get many compliments!s covered with homemade … Read more

Coolest Banana Cake

Banana Cake

My daughter Lily adores “Georgie”. So for her second birthday party I baked her a four layered banana cake with cream cheese frosting. I decorated the sides of it with homemade banana flavored ladies finger cookies “spray painted” yellow. It was topped off with a figurine of Curious George sitting in green coconut “grass”. As … Read more

Coolest Carrot Cake

Coolest Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake has always been my favorite kind of cake. I decided to be silly and make it carrot shaped! I made half a recipe for carrot cake from a cookbook and baked it in an 8″x8″ pan. Once cooled I cut the cake in half and stacked it to make it 2 layers. I … 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.