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 Man Cake

Homemade Tiki Man Cake

For our Luau party we made this Tiki Man Cake. We just baked a regular box mix in 3 loaf pans. I froze the cakes for about 10 minutes after cooling. Then I did a thin layer of icing and refroze for about 5 minutes. I took a plastic knife and a bowl of water. … Read more

Coolest Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade  Luau Birthday Cake

My granddaughter wanted a Hawaiian Luau for her birthday this year. I made this Luau Birthday Cake for her “family” party and a pair of flip flops for her “friend” party. Everything on this cake is edible except of course the top of the doll. I started with a 1/2 sheet cake (her choice was … Read more

Coolest Homemade Beach Theme Kid Birthday Cake Ideas 0

My mother and grandmother made this kid birthday cake for my son, Calebs, birthday. It is made of yellow cake mixes. We decorated all the fish and bears the day before. We made seaweed from fruit roll ups. The Teddy Grahams were made into snorklers and mermaids. The mermaids were made using fruit roll ups … Read more

Coolest Homemade Luau Party Cakes 4

For this luau party cake we used an 11″ x 13″ cake pan with three boxes of cake mix. For frosting we used 3 cans of white store frosting (regular inexpensive) and did not make our own. After baking the cake and letting it cool we spread white frosting over 2/3 of the cake. We … Read more

Coolest Homemade Beach Theme Kid Birthday Cake Ideas 8

My cousin used this kid birthday cake recipe for her daughters 4th birthday party. The party had a “Hawaiian Luau” theme, so she had to come up with an original birthday cake recipe. She decided to make a beach! For this kid birthday cake recipe, she used a large sheet cake pan and iced the … Read more

Coolest Luau Cake with Piped Hibiscus Flowers

Homemade Luau Cake with Piped Hibiscus Flowers

My friend wanted a luau themed cake. I made this Luau Cake with Piped Hibiscus Flowers in a 12″ circle cake and covered it in fondant. Then I put a plastic grass skirt around it. I piped several hibiscus flowers and put them around the circumference of the cake. I used tinted blue piping gel … Read more

Coolest Hawaii Island Cake

Homemade Hawaii Island Cake

This Hawaii Island Cake is a checker board cake inside (black and white cake). The main cake is layered and frosted in Butter cream frosting (BCF) that I made from scratch. The sand is made out of brown sugar with a little water added. The palm tree is life savers, and marshmallow fondant (MMF) (made … Read more

Coolest Homemade Beach Theme Kid Birthday Cake Ideas 1

I got this unique birthday cake idea from this website since my theme was “Splash Party” and we had a bunch of different pools and water activities in the backyard. But I altered it a little bit from the ones I read. I found it much easier to make a Jello jiggler of the Berry … Read more

Coolest Homemade Luau Party Cakes 5

This luau party birthday cake was a hit! We had a double birthday party for my son and daughter. The cake is made from 2 boxes of yellow cake mix baked in a large rectangle pan. After baking and cooling the cake, we partially chilled some blue Jell-O (until it was the consistency of egg … Read more

Coolest Homemade Beach Theme Kid Birthday Cake Ideas 9

My friend Sarah and I make cakes for our co-workers all the time. Sarahs birthday cake had to be a very special and unique birthday cake. Sarah has worked on cruise ships and loves all things tropical. I found the teddy bear pool party and beach party cakes online. I baked a white cake in … Read more

Coolest 3D Luau Birthday Cake

Homemade 3D Luau Birthday Cake

My inspiration for the luau cake came from this Coolest-Birthday-Cake.com website. The cake for my daughter’s 6th birthday (Barbie cake) was a disaster, but I thought I’d give it one more try for her 7th. It was really worth it because she loved the cake and so did the guests. I loved the cake too … Read more