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

Coolest Homemade Birthday Book Cake

Homemade Birthday Book Cake

This Homemade Birthday Book Cake is my first attempt at covering a cake with fondant over a marzipan layer. My first cake was covered with a marzipan. The kids love the marzipan taste but the molding was not so smooth and it did not color quite nicely. Fondant, on the other hand looked smooth and … Read more

Coolest Fifty Shades of Grey Book Cake

Homemade Fifty Shades of Grey Book Cake

This Fifty Shades of Grey book cake was for a friend’s birthday. It was very easy to make and is the front cover of the book. It’s a basic oblong Victoria sandwich cut to size and filled and crumb coated with lemon butter cream. The outer layer is colored fondant and the tie is also … Read more

Coolest Homemade Monster Book Harry Potter Cakes 1

I made this cake for my best friends two little boys and their Harry Potter themed joint birthday party. I searched for Harry Potter cakes but in the end made this monster book. I used two cakes, one 15 x 11 1/2 sheet cake for the monster book and formed open book pan the same … Read more

Coolest Scrapbook Cake Idea

Homemade Scrapbook Cake Idea

This Scrapbook Cake Idea is a combination Birthday and Father’s Day cake. The cake was made out of a mix and baked in a Wilton Book Pan. It was frosted in buttercream and the top of the cake was a sheet of white fondant cut to fit for the top page. The sides were scored … Read more

Coolest Monster Book Cake

Monster Book Cake

My son wanted a Harry Potter cake for his birthday, So I decided that the monster book of monsters would be fairly easy. It was, I just made a sheet cake, then I cut it in half and stacked it to make a double layer cake. First I did a buttercream/crumb coat. The frosting was … Read more

Coolest Homemade Monster Book Harry Potter Cakes 0

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

Cool Homemade Book Cake

Coolest Book Cake

I made an oblong cake, and cut a notch in the centre for this Book Cake. I put thin layer of buttercream icing on it and then covered it with fondant icing. I used the edge of a ruler to mark the pages and put a separate oblong of fondant icing on the top to … Read more

Coolest Monster Book of Monsters Cake (Harry Potter)

Homemade Monster Book of Monsters Cake (Harry Potter)

Here is my version of the Monster Book of Monsters Cake (Harry Potter) in edible form. It was created for a little girl turning 8 who loves Harry Potter. She is having an awesome Harry Potter themed party with wizard wands, potions, chocolate frogs and all. The cake it a red velvet quarter sheet cake … Read more

Coolest Homemade Monster Book Harry Potter Cakes 1

I made this cake for my best friends two little boys and their Harry Potter themed joint birthday party. I searched for Harry Potter cakes but in the end made this monster book. I used two cakes, one 15 x 11 1/2 sheet cake for the monster book and formed open book pan the same … 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