Memorable Birthday Scrapbook Cake

Memorable Birthday Scrapbook Cake

I made this scrapbook cake for my mom to help get her through her saddest birthday. I thought of sharing  my best cake, but then I thought that even though this one isn’t my best one, it’s the best in terms of the story that it entails. So, I would like to share with you my album/scrapbook cake that … Read more

Gramma Dorothy’s 91st Birthday Cake

Gramma Dorothy's 91st Birthday Cake

Granted this cake may not be as spectacular as some of the fondant cakes, but this cake was made with more love than you could imagine. T he company I worked for has a very spry young lady of 91. Yes, I said “91”! We all call her Gramma. She kind of adopted me after … Read more

Cool Books and Stump Cake for a Lumberjill

Cool Books and Stump Cake for a Lumberjill

This was a fun cake to make. I was a made for a teacher who was getting married. She asked for two cakes one that represented her and what she liked and one for her future husband. They were for their rehersal dinner. She is a Lumberjill and loves the forest, science and teaching. I … Read more

Coolest Hungry Caterpillar Cake

This Hungry Caterpillar cake was made for a co-worker, her grandbaby Zoey’s 1st birthday. My two daughters 10 and 16 made this cake. My 10 yr old made the cake by modifing 4 boxes of birthday cake mix. Instead of following the box instructions, she mixed the 4 boxes with 3 cups of water, 2 … Read more

Awesome Halloween Graduation Cake

A degree worth killing for!

I had a specific request for this Halloween graduation cake; it had to be text books because it was for a graduation. It had to have a knife stabbed into it and it had to have what was written on the ‘sheet of paper’ . The girl was graduating with a Social Work degree around … Read more

Coolest Homemade 90th Birthday Cake

90th Birthday cake

This is my second fondant cake (my first time was for my son’s birthday the previous month…it was a stressful 2 months!). It was designed for my grandmother’s 90th birthday party. Lots of relatives were flying in from out of town to wish her well, and it was going to be a big bash. I … Read more

Coolest Monster Book of Monsters Cake

Harry Potter Cake

I made this Monster Book of Monsters cake for my 9 year old nephew. He loves reading and as most boys that age, the Harry Potter books are a favorite. So, I looked online for some inspiration and I saw a few similar type cakes and decided to give it a go. The cake was … Read more

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

I was asked to make a cake of a children’s book, The Hungry Caterpillar. I researched online to get ideas. Most of the cakes were three tier. They were nice, but I decided I wanted this cake to look like a book.  This cake was fun to make, cutting out all the foods and pieces … Read more

Coolest Open Book Cake

Coolest Open Book Cake

I made this open book cake for a friend that had a friend that was retiring.  She was a librarian so they thought an open book was appropriate. I used a 1/2 sheet pan and made it half chocolate half white. A few days before I decorated the cake I rolled out piece of white … Read more

Harry Potter Book of Monsters Cake

Harry Potter Book of Monsters Cake

This Harry Potter Book of Monsters Cake is perfect for anyone who loves chocolate and Harry Potter. I made this for a college friend who was obsessed with Harry Potter, in the kitchen in my dorm building freshman year that I shared with about 100 other people.  It had an unpredictable oven and about two square … Read more

Cool Hunger Games Book Cake

Cool Hunger Games Book Cake

I was asked to make a Hunger Games cake for a friend. I did tons of research and decided on just replicating the book. But in much larger scale. I was really worried about making the Mockingjay pin that goes on the front because that is a lot of sculpting, which I don’t really do.  … Read more

Coolest Mother’s Day Book Cake

Coolest Mother's Day Book Cake

The cake was red velvet. I made 3 boxes of cake mix. I split one box into the other two cakes so when the 2 cakes where finished I started to put the cake together with my home made butter cream. I went over the whole cake with the butter cream. I noticed that the … Read more

Coolest Monster Book of Monsters Cake from Harry Potter

Homemade Monster Book of Monsters Cake from Harry Potter

For my daughter’s 8th birthday she wanted to do a theme centered around Hogwart’s Witchcraft and Wizardry complete with “Mom” being Professor McGonagall. After deciding to turn our dining room into the Great Hall I wanted to end her day with a really unique cake and so I decided to make Monster Book of Monsters … Read more

Coolest Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Cake

Homemade Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Cake

This Diary of a Wimpy Kid book cake was for my nephew’s 11th birthday. I asked him what kind of cake he wanted and he said something to do with Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Not knowing much about the book except that my son had it, I thought a cake replica of the book … Read more

Coolest Monster Book of Monsters Birthday Cake

Homemade Monster Book of Monsters Birthday Cake

I made this Monster Book of Monsters Birthday Cake for our son’s birthday. The eyes, gums and lettering on top were made from chocolate (CK Sculpting Candy Kote). It comes in a small tube, so it’s easy to control. I have a small disk mold I used for the eyes. I put down the black … Read more

Coolest Harry Potter Monster Book Cake

Homemade Harry Potter Monster Book Cake

This Homemade Harry Potter Monster Book Cake has 2 layers of chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and hazelnut mousse filling. I carved the book shape after filling the cake and covered it with buttercream. Later, I covered the cake with ivory fondant. I painted the sides of book with edible antique gold paint in vanilla. … Read more

Cool Homemade Hunger Games Mocking Jay Cake

Homemade Hunger Games Cake

I made this Hunger Games Cake for my niece’s 12th birthday! My cake is a 2 layer cake, made from 9 inch pans. I used a butter cream frosting for the base, and marshmallow fondant for the details. I made the mocking jay a couple of days ahead of time. It was a little challenging, … Read more

Cool Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design

My daughter loves Harry Potter. I wanted to practice making a cake that looked like a book. This Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design was a perfect fit. The books were painted with a brush to look like old leather. I used blue and black on the bottom cake to try and make it look old. … Read more

Coolest Junie B Jones Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Junie B Jones Birthday Cake Design

This Junie B Jones Birthday Cake Design is made with a 10 X 15 cake. It is iced with buttercream. The vanity, sponge rollers, comb and hair dryer are made out of fondant. I used edible ink markers to draw the drawers.

Coolest Twilight Book Cake

Homemade Twilight Book Cake

My niece is obsessed with the Twilight books and asked that I make a cake for her 12th birthday with that theme! I used two 9×13 cakes, gluten-free for my other niece who has Celiac’s. I Stacked them and used a thin buttercream frosting and fresh strawberries in-between. Then I coated three of the sides … Read more

Coolest Star Wars Book Cake

Homemade Star Wars Book Cake

This Homemade Star Wars Book Cake I actually made for a school cake auction. I got the idea from my husband who is an avid Star Wars reader. I used the Wilton book cake pan to make the book. The pan requires two cake mixes. I also used three mini bell shaped pans to make … Read more

Coolest Nemo and Pooh Book Cake

Homemade Nemo and Pooh Book Cake

This book cake was for a double birthday (as you can see). This homemade Nemo and Pooh book cake comprised 2 rectangular cakes (I think they were plain vanilla/butter cakes) joined together. The natural curved top of the cakes only had to be trimmed slightly to look like the pages of an open book. The … Read more

Coolest Twilight Cake

Homemade Twilight Cake

I made a Twilight cake for a friend for her birthday as she is crazy for all the books and movie. We decided to use the cover of all four books, so measured the cake to divide by quarters, so we can use each 1/4 for each book cover. We then made some fondant. We … Read more

Coolest Homemade Monster Book Harry Potter Cakes 2

My son wanted a Harry Potter Literary Theme for his 7th birthday this year. I have always enjoyed making his cakes for his parties. We decided to make the cake look like one of the HP books. I used a Wilton book pan and a 9X14 pan. This is essentially two cakes, one topping the … Read more