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 Homemade Luau Cake

Luau Scene Cake

I made this Luau cake for my daughter’s second birthday – a Luau Party. A large rectangular cake ( I used Funfetti) and large cupcake, top cut off to make island, were first very lightly iced with cream cheese frosting. I then used blue food coloring to tint the icing to make water, it looks … Read more

Coolest Hawaiian Luau Cake

Homemade Hawaiian Luau Cake

I made this Hawaiian Luau Cake for a bridal shower for my sister-in-law’s friend. Her theme was a Hawaiian Luau. I covered the cake in marshmallow fondant, made the Tiki hut out of a cupcake topped with colored bamboo (they were actually place mats I’ve found at Big Lots). The Tiki torches were toothpicks with … Read more

Coolest Tiki Bar Cake

Homemade Tiki Bar Cake

My sister wanted to surprise her friend Susan with an awesome cake, so she called me. The party was to be held at the pool, and a summer theme was all she could give me to go on. “Oh, and there will be drinks”, she said; so I had an idea to make a Tiki … 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 Homemade Luau Party Cakes 9

My cousin Mary wanted a luau party for her 6th birthday. She had a kids party early in the day and a family party later. The sheet cake was eaten later with the family. The luau party sheet cake has green icing for grass, a mix of granulated sugar and hot chocolate mix for sand, … Read more

Coolest Cakes for Luau Parties 1

We were invited to a Tiki Party and needed a dessert so I thought why not a Hawaiian shirt. I used a sheet cake and cut the shape of the shirt. Because I didnt have a wider pan it took the shape of a women’s shirt rather than a man’s but still worked. I used … Read more

Tiki Luau Cake

It's Tiki Time!

I created this Tiki Cake for a Father’s Day celebration but it would great at any Luau Party. It was pretty simple to put together: 1. The cake is from a fudge chocolate box mix. I baked three 7-in rounds. I leveled each round. The three rounds were stacked with chocolate fudge frosting between the … Read more

Coolest Hawaii Beach Cake

Homemade Hawaii Beach Cake

For my husband’s 30th birthday, I wanted to do something special. Since he’s originally from Hawaii, I decided to make him a Hawaii Beach Cake. I started with a regular 9” x 13” chocolate cake that I made from a mix. I made tan icing from plain vanilla icing mixed with a little of Wilton … Read more

Coolest Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade Luau Birthday Cake

I iced a 9×13 cake with butter cream icing and airbrushed one half blue then used the flat spatula to make “swirls” and have some white show for this Luau Birthday Cake. You can also spread some clear piping gel over it and lightly airbrush it blue. It gives it a more realistic water effect. … 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

Coolest Homemade Luau Party Cakes 10

This luau cake was made using 10″ and 6″ marble cakes. They were torted and filled with chocolate butter cream. The 10″ cake was covered in blue butter cream waves, and the 6″ cake iced in chocolate and covered with a mixture of graham cracker crumbs and ground pecans. The tiki hut was toothpicks glued … Read more