Grace’s Castle Birthday Cake with Friends

Grace's Castle Birthday Cake with Friends

This castle birthday cake was from the heart. It’s for a little girl whose parents waited a long time for her. They spent years trying to have a baby and nothing seemed to work. They ended up having to get a surrogate and the surrogate almost died after birth. It was a long and difficult … Read more

Coolest Unicorn Birthday Cake

Coolest Unicorn Birthday Cake

My granddaughter asked me to make her a Unicorn birthday cake for her 6th birthday. I surfed the internet for some ideas and ended up with parts of several cakes. I sculpted the unicorn from Rice Krispies, but it looked more like a cow than a unicorn, so I was praying that once I covered … Read more

Coolest Pink Princess Castle Cake

Coolest Pink Princess Castle Cake

Here I go, I have the most wonderful grandchildren and children. I never knew I had this talent until my daughter in-law wanted a castle cake for my granddaughter. I said I can make this so I sent my Katie a message on Facebook, said I was doing a lot of YouTube looking on web … Read more

Coolest Castle Kingdom Cake

Coolest Castle Kingdom Cake

My first step was to make a 12 in and a 8 in round 3 in deep cakes. Let them cool on cooling racks and once they where cooled I split each cake and filled with butter cream frosting then crumb coated and covered each with white fondant. I then stacked the 8 in on … Read more

Coolest Smaug the Dragon Cake

Coolest Smaug the Dragon Cake

My kids’ birthdays are just 12 days apart, so when we have a birthday party, it’s always a joint party. This year the kids chose the dragon, Smaug, for their joint cake. I baked three graduated rounds of lemon coconut cake. I stacked two of the rounds for the mound of gold and jewels, and … Read more

Coolest Disney’s Frozen Castle Cake

Coolest Disney's Frozen Castle Cake

This castle cake is a design that I came up for my daughter’s frozen themed birthday party. For this cake I purchased the Wilton castle kit, rock candy and frozen figurines to place on the cake. The bottom layer is a made from a double layer hexagon shaped cake and the 2nd tier is 3 … Read more

Cool Golden Birthday Dragon Cake

Finished cake.

This cool golden birthday dragon  cake was probably my best effort, ever, to date. I wanted to make a golden cake for my daughter’s golden birthday. I had already made one golden cake for my OTHER daughter, and I wasn’t entirely happy with it. So I kept thinking, what can I do besides just…gold? Then … Read more

Coolest Castle Cake

Coolest Castle Cake

This castle cake was for a 4 year old little girl whose favorite color is pink and believes she is a princess. I made a 12×12 square cake, a 10″ round cake and a 6″ round cake. I made the icing using powdered sugar, 1 stick of butter, 1 tsp of vanilla and milk to make creamy. … Read more

Coolest Princess Castle Cake

Coolest Princess Castle Cake

The towers of the princess castle cake are made from emply paper towel cardboard, covered in fondant. The top is made using an ice cream cone covered in fondant and using an impression mat for the cobblestone look. They were glued together using melted candy melts. I made the cake using 2 11 x 13 … Read more

Homemade Princess Castle Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Cake

I made this cake for a little girl’s first birthday party. It is easy to make as long as you have the proper tools. You must have an icing spatula, a lazy Susan rotating board, and an icing tip. I also used cold water and ran my wet fingers over the cake to smooth it … Read more

Coolest Dragon Slayer Birthday Cake

Coolest Dragon Slayer Birthday Cake

The birthday boy loves guns and dragons. He thought that this dragon slayer birthday cake would be a crazy idea so he and his wife asked me to make this. The dragon is made a day before along with the horns, teeth, wings, tail, and guns. I carved the cake to look like a rock, … Read more

Homemade Princess Castle Cake

Homemade Princess Castle Cake

This was made for a friend’s granddaughter for her 4th birthday. I had an absolute blast with this cake! It was a little challenging but so worth it. I made a cream cheese icing with food coloring added. The cakes are chocolate and marble layers. The towers are regular colored ice cream cones and sugar … Read more

Coolest Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Coolest Homemade Princess Castle Birthday Cake

A cake fit for a 4 year old princess my friend said….mmm where do I start? OK, I loved making this princess castle birthday cake, although when it was finished it was HUGE, well bigger than I anticipated! I covered it in butter cream I had colored with pink food gel, and I’m no professional but … Read more

Awesome Hogwarts Ice Cream Cone Cake

Awesome Hogwarts Ice Cream Cone Cake

This  Hogwarts Ice Cream cone cake was made for my twins’ 9th birthday. I was inspired by cakes on this site, but once I got going, it became an original creation. This Hogwarts cake required very little skill, just props and an internet connection. As you can see, much of the cake it not cake … Read more

Cool Homemade Castle Cake

Coolest Homemade Castle Cake

I ordered the castle cake kit from Wilton online, I’ve never made a castle cake before so I went the easy route! lol, although it didn’t end up being very easy! The towers kept tipping over. I used royal icing to hold them down but they would still lean, and my two year old kept … Read more

Coolest Castle Cake for a Little Princess

Castle Cake

This castle cake is probably one of the most complex cakes I’ve made so far, and as always, it was a learning process, with some things that worked well, and others that needed to be done a little differently for future cakes! Overall, I was really pleased with how it turned out. My granddaughter wanted … Read more

Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake

Coolest Princess Castle Birthday Cake

My daughter wanted a princess castle birthday cake so I decided to try and do a castle cake. I baked 3 12×12 chocolate cakes and 3 8×8 vanilla cakes and a small round vanilla cake and froze them over night which helps make them moister. Once the cakes were almost thawed I torted them to … Read more

Coolest Castle Birthday Cake

Coolest Castle Birthday Cake

The baking part took forever! It’s 6 – 12x 18 sheets in the middle with a 10 inch square on top of that. The entrance is 2 loaf cakes stacked. The 4-towers are 5-6in rounds stacked. The blue roof is fondant covered rice crispy treats. The top of the towers are ice cream cones covered … Read more

Coolest Fire Breathing Dragon Cake

Coolest Fire Breathing Dragon Cake

When my son requested a fire breathing dragon cake I was a bit concerned. This is what I came up with. I baked two 9 inch rounds, a 6 inch round,  and half of the Wilton ball pan (for the head). Once cooled I cut one round in half and “glued” together with butter cream. I … Read more

Pretty Princess Castle Cake

Princess Castle Cake

I started out on this castle cake with only having made three previous cakes and only one of them fondant.  So why might you ask did I attempt such an  undertaking?  Several answers come to mind with the first one being, why not? It’s a cake.  Even if the decorating goes horribly wrong it is … Read more

Coolest Princess Castle Cake

Coolest Princess Castle Cake

The princess castle cake is baked in a hexagon pan and is three layers tall.  This is decorated and then the “towers” are added.  This being the first castle cake I ever made, the towers are paper towel tubes wrapped in wax paper to keep the icing from softening the cardboard.  The roofs are sugar cones … Read more

Coolest Dragon and Princess Birthday Cake

Coolest Dragon and Princess Birthday Cake

This was supposed to be a Peppa Pig cake, there was to be her house on the hill and she and George sat feeding ducks below until I realized I didn’t have any blue icing, shops were shut and I didn’t have the means to make any blue, so no George or pond! So here … Read more

Coolest Three Tier Castle Birthday Cake

Castle Cake

I have made a few cakes before, but I truly enjoyed this one! This three tier castle birthday cake was so much fun to make but like with any cake, there are always difficulties and also discovery of new techniques. For this cake I used a simple vanilla sponge cake and filled with caramel and … Read more

Cool Homemade Unicorn Cake

Coolest Unicorn Cake

This unicorn cake was for a coworker’s mom. It was for her birthday. Instead of it saying Happy Birthday it was to say ‘Happy Granny Day’. He said she had a thing for unicorns and the color purple. So of course, why not make those two things the main focus of the cake! This was … Read more