Wacky Last Minute Birthday Cake

Wacky Last Minute Birthday Cake

This was a fun but trying cake. My friend’s daughter wanted something different but sassy. This is a simple three layer cake, all done in homemade fondant. The zebra was black piping gel, done by hand. The bows on top went with her party. The inside cake was done to match as well. I made … Read more

Running Shoe Cake

Running Shoe Cake

My son is a Comrades marathon runner here in South Africa, Kwazulu Natal.  For his 32nd birthday I baked this cake for him.  It was a chocolate cake decorated as a shoebox with fondant sheets and round circles. This was the easy part.  The shoe gave me grey hair!  I eventually took my own running … Read more

Baby Shower Cake to Match Invitations

Baby Shower Cake to Match Invitations

A co-worker asked me to make up a cake for her daughters baby shower… she brought in an invitation, and the ideas started flowing! I used the invitation for inspiration and went one step further, I did a leopard print on the inside as well (not shown). It was a big hit!

Coolest Jordan Shoe Birthday Cake

Coolest Jordan Shoe Birthday Cake

I made this Jordan shoe birthday cake for a boy who is obsessed with Jordan shoes, and this was his fave. It was all white cake with BC frosting and fondant.  I was pretty nervous just starting on this cake, not knowing much about the shoe and not having views of all sides. He was very … Read more

Ice Cream Fashion Cake for Mall Scavenger Hunt

Ice Cream Fashion Cake for Mall Scavenger Hunt

My daughter was having a Mall scavenger hunt for her 12th birthday and when I asked her what kind of cake she wanted she said “surprise me”. So, I came up with a Fashion Cake Idea. I usually make ice cream cakes for my kids because they prefer them to regular cake or cupcakes. The … Read more

Coolest Retro 11 Jordan Sneaker and Shoe Box Cake

Coolest Retro 11 Jordan Sneaker and Shoe Box Cake

This awesome Jordan Sneaker and shoe box cake was made for a friend’s son’s birthday.  His favorite item as with any teenage boy is his sneakers.  What a perfect idea for a cake.  The cake was chocolate and chocolate fudge filling and carved into a sneaker, using a template I made from the actual sneaker. … Read more

Suitcase Cake for a Farewell

Suitcase Cake for a Farewell

I got a distress call from my hairdresser one Saturday who said another client of his was in dire straits as she was trying to make a suitcase cake for her daughter who was leaving for Chile along with another schoolmate. I responded to the call and said she was welcome to come over on the … Read more

Coolest Pretty Purse Birthday Cake

This purse birthday cake was for my husband’s boss’ daughter’s birthday (hope that wasn’t too confusing, lol). I decided to go with a 3D purse, so I baked two quarter slab cakes, cooled, cut each in half and sandwiches between layers of butter cream. I chilled the cake to let it firm up before carving. … Read more

Coolest Jordan Shoe and Shoebox Cake

This Jordan shoe and Shoebox cake was both challenging and fun to make. While it took quite a few hours from start to finish the results were great. This was actually two cakes. The sneaker was a cake as well as the shoe box. Cake Sizes To start, I baked a half sheet (12 x 18) … Read more

Coolest Slipper Wedding Cake

"...happily ever after. "

Hello, my name is Glenda Barton. I live in southwest Arkansas where the summers (and sometimes fall) can be blazing hot and full of humidity…which does not mix well with cake decorating I might add!! I have been decorating cakes as a hobby for family and friends for about 35 years. I have some crazy things … Read more

Coolest Zebra Print Cake

Coolest Zebra Print Cake

This zebra print cake was made for a friend of mine. She loves cakes so this is how I made it. I started by making the bow. I colored some icing in pink and using some icing for the bow I added some flower paste so it hardened. I rolled it out into a long … Read more

Coolest Father’s Day Cake

Coolest Father's Day Cake

This Father’s Day cake was one of my first experiences with fondant. I made a 9 by 11 cake, iced it with butter cream. I rolled out white fondant and covered the entire cake. I cut out the pocket and placed it on one side. The collar took a little work to make it seem … Read more

Coolest High Heel Cupcakes

We have a group of 6 moms that enjoy getting together. We try to do a little something for each other on our birthdays. For my friend Jill, I decided to make the cutest high heel cupcakes. I first found the cupcake liners to determine the color of the “shoes”. Baked the cupcakes and then … Read more

Awesome Nike Shoe Cake

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Everything on this board is CAKE! Chocolate mud and ganach to be exact. Everything is edible. Five hours of love went into this Nike shoe cake and another two for the box. I created this cake for a friend that wanted to give his mate the coolest birthday cake ever! I personalized the label on the box … Read more

Coolest Homemade Shoes Birthday Cake

Coolest Homemade Shoes Birthday Cake

I made a a sponge cake with chocolate Kahlua frosting (for my niece). I had to make the shoes the day before and decorated it with gold sprinkles. The bench is white fondant then layered of gold ‘fabrics’ and topped with another layer of cake. The pearl necklace and rose is edible.

Homemade Handbag Cake For a Friend

Homemade Handbag Cake For a Friend

I made this handbag cake from a rectangle cake, which I cut and layered.  I then froze the cake and once frozen I carved the shape.  For the board, I covered in icing as normal.  I then got a stencil and painted Trex and silver powder to make the flower shapes.  I impressed my friend’s … Read more

Coolest Handbag Birthday Cake

Coolest Handbag Birthday Cake

It’s soon my daughter’s birthday. I thought I’d make another handbag cake but a different look this time. And I wanted to incorporate things in her life that mean the world to her, this is what I did I had to do all the modelling first. I made the face and the legs of a pug … Read more

Little Purse Cakes

Little Purse Cakes

I was just sitting home one Saturday and decided to try making purse cakes. I remembered a YouTube site I had seen and decided to make my own. I baked a 6 inch round cake layer and cut it in half shaping it the way I wanted the hand bag to be. I iced each … Read more

Energetic Birthday Cake for a Shoes Fanatic!

Energetic Birthday Cake for a Shoes Fanatic!

I made the cake with an old recipe of basic white cake, add a lemon syrup made with lemon concentrate and sugar mixture, then made a dulce de leche filing for a change. I want that pop from the lemon and the sweetness from the dulce de lecche. I made the shoe out of gum … Read more

Coolest Glamour Birthday Cake for a Fabulous Friend

Coolest Glamour Birthday Cake for a Fabulous Friend

My cake is a two tier cake with two layers in each tier. The bottom tier was made with a 9 inch pan and the top tier with a 6 inch pan. Both tiers are vanilla cake dyed  fuchsia with vanilla frosting. Both tiers are covered in homemade marshmallow fondant which I then sprayed silver … Read more

Coolest Blue Jeans Cake

Coolest Blue Jeans Cake

I made this blue jeans cake for my daughter Alexia.  I decided on jeans because I love the way she looks in her own jeans! It is German chocolate inside.  The frosting is butter cream tinted in blue or yellow for the seaming.  The button is a  M&M. The star knee patches are cooking chocolate. … Read more

Coolest Flipflop Cake

Coolest Flipflop Cake

We had a pool party / end of the school year party this year and the invites and cake were flip flops. Like always I make everything from scratch and the cake was a midnight cake.  The frosting was butter cream.  I used a star frosting tip to give it some interest. I hope this inspires … Read more

Coolest High Heel Birthday Cake

Coolest High Heel Birthday Cake

I had previously made my daughter a purse for a cake and this year she said that she wanted a high heel shoe as a cake.  My 6 year old daughter loves shoes!  All kinds of shoes but especially high heels.  So I set out to figure out how to make it because every mother … Read more