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

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

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

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

Pretty DIY Book Cake

Coolest Book Cake

This Book Cake is a 13 x 9 inc cake that I carved and covered with fondant. The top page is fondant rolled really thin and I pinched the edges to make them look old. I painted the pink book mark with pink luster dust and brushed dry luster dust on the ribbon roses.

Coolest Homemade Harry Potters Books Birthday Cake

Homemade Harry Potters Books Birthday Cake

I made this Harry Potters Books cake for my son’s birthday; he loves Harry Potter. The owl was made from a 3D bear cake that I sculpted into the shape of an owl, then covered with fondant. The books were made from a 1/2 sheet cake, cut in half, covered with buttercream and then with … Read more

Coolest Book-Shaped Cakes and Cake Icing Tips 0

For my nephew Avis bar mitzvah I decided to use a similar design to the one I had done in the past but I kicked it up a notch with fondant. This is a pretty enormous cake, the biggest I’ve ever decorated. The base tier is a two-layer full sheet cake (18″ x 26″). The … Read more

Coolest Book Cake

Homemade Book Cake

I made this Book Cake for my Father’s 80th Birthday! I used 2 modified mixes (cake mix, milk instead of water, 4 eggs, 2 egg white- same amount of oil) for the cake itself (it’s a yellow cake and a basic butter cream frosting) and baked it in a large, rectangular pan. The book is … Read more

Coolest Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cake

Homemade Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cake

We wanted to make a cake to celebrate the new HP movie coming out and decided to actually make the book Harry uses in Potions. This Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cake was the first time I ever used fondant in a cake. I used it for the binding, pages, and so I could … Read more

Coolest Book-Shaped Cakes and Cake Icing Tips 1

I made a cake from a mix in a 9×13 pan and cut it in half. (I wish I had brushed the crumbs out of the way before continuing to decorate it!) It was hard to frost after it had been cut – I should have chilled or froze it before applying the cake icing. … Read more

Coolest Fairytale Book Birthday Cake

Homemade Fairytale Book Birthday Cake

For my daughter’s fairy tale themed birthday party, at first she wanted a castle cake. But then decided it should look like a big open storybook with a fairy tale castle on top! I could have gone 3D with this Fairytale Book Birthday Cake but ended up trying a new decorating method and it worked … Read more

Awesome Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design

My niece is a HUGE Harry Potter fan so for her 21st birthday I decided to make her favorite book. The Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design is made from a chocolate fudge 1/4 sheet. I rolled out fondant colored with yellow coloring and a little brown to give it an aged appearance, measured the … Read more

Coolest Book-Shaped Cakes and Cake Icing Tips 2

Next I did the flat side of the open book just by covering it in white fondant. I did the side of the open book on an angle (this part was a little difficult) laid it flat next to the complete book then covered it and embellished with colored fondant. I then made the book … Read more

Coolest Book Cake Idea

Homemade Book Cake Idea

This Book Cake Idea is made from chocolate and white 9 x 13 cake, halved, and stacked. I used a homemade butter cream covered in black fondant. The fondant is a little cracked which I thought added to the idea that this was a leather bound book. After I covered it in fondant, I brushed … Read more

Cool Homemade Harry Potter Gryffindor Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design

I based this Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Cake Design off the movies and had a great time making it. The bottom is a chocolate cake with Oreo cream cheese filling and the “book” cakes are red velvet with cream cheese filling. All the objects are plain old fondant and then painted. The golden snitch has … Read more

Coolest Graduation Book Cake

Homemade Graduation Book Cake

I made this Graduation Book Cake for a friend. Three 1/4 sheet filled cakes. The top was trimmed to be smaller. I used fondant to cover all three, stacked and decorated. Very pleased with it. Not bad for a first shot!