Cool Luau Themed Cupcake Tower and Cake

Cool Luau Themed Cupcake Tower and Cake

This was a Luau themed cupcake tower my friend and I did for her granddaughters 9th birthday. The cake and cupcakes were a chocolate recipe I found online that was a boxed cake mix enhanced with additional ingredients. The buttercream recipe was off the Wilton website and the cookies were a vanilla sugar cookie also … Read more

Coolest Hula Girl Cake

Coolest Hula Girl Cake

I baked the Hula girl cake in a dolly varden cake tin, then when it was cool I pushed the doll into the centre. The skirt is piped rows of green butter icing and the flowers are made from coloured fondant icing. I added some brown fondant to the bodice of the doll so they … Read more

Coolest Beach Movie Luau Themed Cake

Coolest Beach Movie Luau Themed Cake

This beach movie luau themed cake was so much fun to make!  A little girl who likes the Teen Beach Movie was having a similar themed birthday party. Her mother and I brainstormed to come up with this cake idea. It included a van with a surfboard on top along with party themed colored surfboards … Read more

Coolest Hawaiian Theme Party Tiki Birthday Cake

Coolest Hawaiian Theme Party Tiki Birthday Cake

My daughter wanted a Hawaiian themed birthday party and cake. The cake is a white cake  I used coconut milk in place of milk to give it island flavor. The filling in between is pineapple buttercream. I covered cake in white fondant and hand painted it brown with several different browns. I used brown gels … Read more

Coolest Luau Graduation Cake

Coolest Luau Graduation Cake

I was given 2 photos to create a beautiful and unique graduation cake for 2 people; I wanted almost everything to be editable. The only things that are not editable are the hula girl/guys and palm trees. I hand made the chocolate shells with a mold and I mixed 3 colors to get that perfect … Read more

Beautiful Luau Cake for 7th Birthday

Beautiful Luau Cake for 7th Birthday

This was a three day project starting with the handmade fondant decorations. I nearly tore a fingernail off needing the color into the fondant! It probabbly took about 3 to 4 hrs to make just the hula girl alone. She lost an arm along the way which as you can imagine was very frustrating in … Read more

Hawaiian Luau Cake

Hawaiian Luau Cake

I was asked if I would make a cake for the luau we were having at the American Legion. I started out like I usually do and decide what size cake I want. I decide to shape it like a Hawaiian hat first. Then I took some fondant and colored it pink. I thought it … Read more

Coolest Sweet 16 Luau Cake

Coolest Sweet 16 Luau Cake

Making the Luau cake was so much fun!  The cake was a surprise for a friends daughter’s Sweet 16 party, I was excited to make this cake for her to share with her family and friends.  The theme was Luau and I set the cake tiers and colors to match the birthday girls dress, bottom … Read more

Coolest Tiki Island Birthdy Cake

Coolest Tiki Island Birthdy Cake

My grand daughter asked me to make her a Tiki Island birthday cake for her sixth birthday. Knowing how high her expectations are, I knew I had my work cut out. I began researching tiki pictures and themes on the internet. I chose all the perfect colors and began baking my layers. I started with … Read more

Cool Hawaiian Thanks Cake

Cool Hawaiian Thanks Cake

I am a self taught cake decorator with no schooling. I learned just because of the love of creating. This particular cake was inspired by someone needing a cake to say thank you. The person is native to Hawaii and he just came back from a visit to his family and upon his return to … Read more

Coolest Hawaiian Luau Birthday Cake

Coolest Hawaiian Luau Birthday Cake

I had a blast doing this Hawaiian Luau birthday cake. It was my niece, Faith’s 12th birthday. My parents, Faith and myself had a HUGELY anticipated trip to Hawaii planned in June and her birthday fell on our first full day there. We celebrated her birthday at home the weekend before our trip with what??? … Read more

Coolest Hawaiian Luau Tiki Cake

Coolest Hawaiian Luau Tiki Cake

This entirely edible display was made for a Hawaiian Luau. The totem in the center is made of four six inch rounds stacked. I stacked the first two on the board, frosted and inserted 5 dowel rods to support the weight of the next two layers. I prepared a small cake board, stacked the next … Read more

Coolest 50th Birthday Luau Cake

Coolest 50th Birthday Luau Cake

Believe it or not, this was a last minute cake! Made entirely by one person in one week, this cake wasn’t as hard as it looks. I had to take it tier by tier in order to not panic. I started with the bottom, which consists of buttercream and fondant rocks. The rocks were actually … Read more

21st Birthday Tiki Totum Cake

My daughter’s 21st birthday party was on Saturday 9th March. The idea for a cake was hatched mid-week of that week! So dived into Google and YouTube as had never decorated a cake with fondant icing before!!!! Eek. I am used to dress-making and knitting complicated patterns, so how much more difficult could it be? … Read more

Coolest Hawaiian Luau Cakes

Coolest Hawaiian Luau Cakes

I made 3 Hawaiian Luau Cakes. The top level is a pineapple. I used a 6″ and a prep bowl to make my cake, with a little carving to tweak it. It is covered in fondant. The leaves are fondant with gum text added to help them harden and keep their shape. I piped my lines with butter cream. … Read more

Coolest Luau Sunset Cake

Homemade Luau Sunset Cake

I made this Luau sunset cake for my cousin who was having a luau for her 16th birthday. I used a half sheet cake and frosted it with my own frosting. I then made pink, yellow and a coral color for the sunset. I put blobs of each color throughout the top half of the … Read more

Coolest Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade Luau Birthday Cake

I made this Luau Birthday Cake for my niece’s birthday. Sadly she can only share it in Facebook because she is in the Philippines. It’s a mud cake iced with buttercream. The tree house cake is a 2 6″ cake put together and cut the sides to achieve the look of a house. The tree … Read more

Creative Homemade Tiki Cake

Homemade Tiki Cake

I created this Tiki cake for a Fathers Day Luau we had this year. The cake itself is a double layer chocolate fudge cake, made in two 9×13 pans. I trimmed the cakes to make them square, but otherwise didn’t do any shaping on this cake. The whole thing was frosted smooth with chocolate icing, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Beach Theme Kid Birthday Cake Ideas 11

I got this kid birthday cake idea from a cake magazine and also the internet. I decorated the teddy grams as swimmers, snorkelers, and mermaids. I made a two layer cake and cut the top layer apx. 3/4 of an inch deep and poured in blue jello, that was setting (about the consistency of runny … Read more

Coolest Hula Girl Cake

Homemade Hula Girl Cake

My daughter’s best friend was having a Hawaiian theme birthday, so I decided to make the Hula Girl Cake and came up with this Hula Girl. I used one 8″ round cut to the bottom of skirt size, and the Wilton Classic Wonder Cake mold for the Hula Skirt, it comes with the doll. I … Read more

Coolest Hula Girl Cake

Hula Girl Cake

This Hula Girl cake was inspired from this website. I got a lot of good ideas from here so thank you! I used a small Pyrex bowl for for the dome and another Pyrex bowl that was flat on the bottom for the base. For the very bottom layer, I used part of an oatmeal … Read more

Coolest Hawaiian Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade Hawaiian Luau Birthday Cake

I made this Hawaiian Luau Birthday Cake for my niece’s birthday party. It was my first time using gum paste to make the flowers and I was surprised how easy it was. The base is 2 square white cakes filled with a pastry cream and fresh strawberries covered in homemade marshmallow fondant. The bamboo is … Read more

Coolest Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade Luau Birthday Cake

My granddaughter asked me to make her a cake for her Luau Birthday party with palm trees. She only gave me a twenty four hour notice. I went shopping for cake decorations but could only find Halloween goodies so I began thinking of ways to make trees and sand. I asked for advice from friends … Read more