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 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

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 Tiki Hut Beach Cake

Homemade Tiki Hut Beach Cake

This homemade tiki hut beach cake was actually made for a bridal shower instead of a birthday. I made this cake using a 1/2 sheet cake for the base and a 3-layer 6-inch cake for the tiki hut. The sheet cake is yellow cake and the layer cake is chocolate cake. I cut the two … Read more

Coolest Tiki Village Cake

Homemade Tiki Village Cake

Another annual Tiki party, another Tiki cake! Thanks to all on this site for your postings and inspiration. I definitely need to work on my photo skills, the Tiki Village Cake is actually much larger than it looks but with the brownie bites in the front and on an angle, the perspective makes the cake … Read more

Coolest Luau Party Cake

Homemade Luau Party Cake

My work was having a Luau party and I was asked to bring a cake. I came onto this website to check out some homemade Luau party cake ideas and decided to make the “Tiki” face that was on the paper plates someone bought for the party. I used two 9”x13” layers and slightly “shaved” … Read more

Coolest Homemade Luau Party Cakes 1

This is my tikki hut cake that I made for a Cub Scout luau party. The cake is 9 X 13 that I frosted with buttercream frosting. The sides of the cake are made with the 233 grass tip using tan icing. I made the drop flowers with tip 2D twisting the icing bag as … Read more

Coolest Homemade Beach Theme Kid Birthday Cake Ideas 5

I got this kid birthday cake idea out of a magazine and thought it was great, so when my friend was having a party for her sons 1st birthday I volunteered to make the cake, just so I could try it. The hardest part was finding all the candy, but once I did it seem … Read more

Coolest Hawaiian Island Cake

Homemade Hawaiian Island Cake

I made this Hawaiian Island Cake for a rehearsal dinner for my best friend’s wedding. They were going to Hawaii for their honeymoon, so decided on a Luau themed dinner. The ocean layer is two 12 inch round chocolate cakes with chocolate mouse filling. The island is two 10 inch round lemon cakes with fresh … Read more

Coolest Hawaiian Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade Hawaiian Luau Birthday Cake

I was asked to make a cake for a friend’s 40th birthday and was told she liked Hawaii and the color purple. I started by googleing anything to do with Hawaiian cakes and came up with my version of a Hawaiian Luau Birthday Cake. The bottom layer is two 12 inch stacked cakes with filling … Read more

Coolest Hawaiian Themed Cake

Homemade Hawaiian Themed Cake

I made this Hawaiian Themed Cake for a 26th birthday. She wanted a Hawaiian/Luau Themed party so I made this cake for her. The cake was made of 11-inch and 9-inch round cakes (2 layers each) with chocolate mousse and fresh strawberries in the middle. I used buttercream icing to ice the entire cake then … Read more

Coolest Homemade Luau Party Cakes 2

I got this idea for a Luau party from this website and it was a real hit! I used four basic yellow cake mixes for the base- used an extra large wedding cake pan and baked it according to the times on the pans directions. I used a small topper pan for the island with … Read more

Coolest Homemade Beach Theme Kid Birthday Cake Ideas 6

I bought a frozen cake. I colored 1/2 the icing blue and left 1/2 white. I frosted 3/4 of the unique birthday cake with the blue. I made a curve with the blue icing (made it look like the shore). I frosted the other with the white icing. I then crushed vanilla wafers and sprinkled … Read more

Cool Homemade Hawaiian Luau Cake

Homemade Hawaiian Luau Cake

I made this Hawaiian Luau Cake for my grandaughter’s 10th birthday. She wanted a luau cake and she told me the way she wanted it. She would like a beach, palm trees, tiki bar, an umbrella, sandals and dolphins. I made the beach with piping gel and the sand with brown sugar. The tiki bar … Read more