Coolest Shark Breach Cake

Shark Breach Cake

This is my oldest son’s 8th birthday cake.  We had a shark themed party.  He wanted a 3-D shark cake. I did about four test cakes on this one.  I was wanting to make a shark’s head with its mouth open. (I have included a pic of the test cake)  I made this same cake … Read more

Awesome Bushel of Crabs Cake

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I wanted to make an old bay crab cake to take to a family cook out. The bushel basket was all cake covered with fondant. I made all the crabs out of fondant and dusted each one with red, orange and yellow petal dust.  I made the two ears of corn and the two mallets … Read more

Adorable 2 Tiered Homemade Nemo Cake

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This is Nemo cake under the sea kinda thing. My daughter adored it! It is two tiered with all buttercream frosting except for marshmallow fondant decorations and the bubble gum balls. I added those to look like pearls. All of the creatures are hand made and I think I did an awesome job if I can … Read more

Coolest Shark Cake

Coolest Shark Cake

My little boy is madly in love with sharks and dinosaurs. It came as no surprise when he wanted a shark cake for his birthday. Blue fondant covered the cake and a combination of icing and fondant made the rest. To get the fins and tail to really stick – I cut out cardboard in … Read more

Perfect Penguin Friends Cake

Perfect Penguin Friends Cake

Who says winter birthdays can’t be fun?!?  Sure, you can’t be outdoors, but you can stay inside and enjoy dream up the perfect penguin cake. That is just what my 8 yr old daughter who was born in January and is obsessed about penguins did to make her birthday party a huge success. Weeks before … Read more

Coolest Crab Birthday Cake

Coolest Crab Birthday Cake

This crab birthday cake was designed as an edible bucket topped with chocolate crabs. Crab Birthday Cake Instructions Make four  9″ cakes. Frost the cakes and stack all of the layers. Roll out brown and white modeling chocolate twisted together. Press with a wood impression mat and cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Refrigerate. Roll and cut … Read more

Cool Homemade Under the Sea Birthday Cake

Coolest Under the Sea Birthday Cake

I made this under the sea birthday cake for my granddaughter Elle’s 5th birthday. All of my grandchildren are fascinated with sea creatures. They have all kinds of sea creature books, so I just looked through all of them and got inspired. Under the Sea Cake Details I used cookie cutters for many of the … Read more

Coolest Bass Fish Birthday Cake

Coolest Bass Fish Birthday Cake

This bass fish birthday cake was one of the first I made. It was for my son’s 18th birthday. I chose to go with this idea because my son is a fisherman. Once I started though, I discovered that the bass fish was hard to sculpt. Bass Fish Birthday Cake Instructions I made some Rice … Read more

Very Cool Pingu Penguin Cake

Very Cool Pingu Penguin Cake

My nephew was turning 2 and adores the cartoon ‘Pingu’.  When asked if I could make him a penguin cake, I looked online for a few ideas and made a plan. I used two 9″ cake pans to make the bottom cake, cut a slice out of one side on each of them so that … Read more

Coolest Rainbow Trout Cake

Coolest Rainbow Trout Cake

This rainbow trout cake was made for my husband’s 40th birthday this past week. The fish and beer can are made out of Rice Krispie treats, covered in fondant. Making the Rainbow Trout Cake The fish was covered in a green grey fondant. I then added in the lines and such from looking at a picture … Read more

Coolest Fish Shaped Cake

Coolest Fish Shaped Cake

What fun is was to make this fish shaped cake! I have a son-in-law who loves to go fishing and I have been dying to make one of these cakes. With his birthday coming up, it was the perfect opportunity for me to make one. Making the Fish Shaped Cake I baked this one in … Read more

Coolest Grooms Fish Cake

Coolest Grooms Fish Cake

The Groom caught a 42 inch salmon on the day the wedding was announced, so it was an easy theme for a surprise Groom’s cake. The fish is made of Rice Krispie treats and covered in fondant. I found some great ideas from other contributors on this site… thanks so much! I used a cheese … Read more

Awesome Skating Penguin Cake

Awesome Skating Penguin Cake

The skating penguin cake came to life when a friend and co-worker asked me to make a cake for her 13-year-old daughter’s birthday and she wanted a penguin theme.  (I love when someone orders a cake that has a theme because without that, I just can’t get my creative juices flowing!)  Back to the story… … Read more

Coolest Penguin Christmas Birthday Party Cake

Coolest Penguin Christmas Birthday Party Cake

For my grandfather’s 97th birthday I wanted to make him a very special cake. He was born on Christmas day and when he was growing up his birthday always got overlooked. When he had children of his own and they grew up they always tried to make his Christmas birthday special. So we always had … Read more

Cool Under the Sea Birthday Cake

Cool Under the Sea Birthday Cake

I wanted a bright and cheery birthday cake for my grandson’s first birthday. Jake loves fish, so under the sea it was. There were oh so many options. The top was a giant brightly colored octopus. He would be surrounded by fish of many colors with big flowing tails and starfish. The list goes on, a … Read more

Cool Blue Fin Tuna Birthday Cake

Cool Blue Fin Tuna Birthday Cake

This is one fish that didn’t get away. I baked a 9×11 cake cut in the shape of the fish.  I used the scrap pieces of cakes to build up the belly of the fish.  After covering fish in fondant I used a crisper to make it look like scales.  I dusted the cake with … Read more

A “Whale” of a 1st Birthday Cake

A "Whale" of a 1st Birthday Cake

As I was shopping I ran into a A friend of mine. She said she was throwing her son a “Whale” themed Pool party for his 1st birthday. I saw the decorations she was purchasing in her shopping cart and they were adorable. However, someone in her family was making his cake. (That was fine. … Read more

Coolest Under the Sea Shower Cake

Coolest Under the Sea Shower Cake

Here’s another fun cake I got to make. It was for an under the sea themed baby shower! All three cakes were iced in blue butter cream with blue piped on waves. All the details on the cakes are made from fondant including the cute little octopus on top. I just added a little plastic … Read more

Rainbow Tropical Fish Cake

Rainbow Tropical Fish Cake

It is my daughter’s 7th birthday today and she is used to my past attempts at elaborate birthday cakes.  Sure, I want to make my daughter feel special on her special day, but I also have an ulterior narcissistic desire to showcase my artistic abilities.  So a few weeks ago I asked her what kind … Read more

Coolest Bass Cake

The Bass Cake

After doing taxidermy for 27 years, I decided to switch to something I was also very good at; cake baking and decorating. I’d been doing wedding cakes part time for many years. So, I opened a cake shop in a small, neighboring town. My cakes were a big hit! But, the one cake design I … Read more

Coolest Under the Sea Baby Shower Cake

Coolest Under the Sea Baby Shower Cake

I made this cake for my daughter Stephanie’s surprise baby shower, the theme of the shower was “Under the Sea”. We usually team up to do these detailed cakes together but this time I was on my own due to the fact that the cake was for her surprise baby shower. I started out with … Read more

Coolest Mermaid Birthday Cake

Coolest Mermaid Birthday Cake

My granddaughter wanted me to make her a mermaid cake, but not an Ariel cake. I bought some doll heads and added their tails made out colored fondant and painted scales on with silver edible sparkle. The sea shell is made out if  candy melts, pearls are made with fondant and rolled in ivory sparkle … Read more

Coolest Rainbow Trout Birthday Cake

Coolest Rainbow Trout Birthday Cake

My grandson loves homemade birthday cakes. Every year I ask him to choose what I make. Now, an avid fisherman, he chose a 20 inch rainbow trout for his 12th birthday. Yikes, a 20 inch trout cake! I had to think about this one. I decided to first find a rainbow trout on the internet. … Read more

Coolest Easy and Beautiful Ocean Theme Cake

Coolest Easy and Beautiful Ocean Theme Cake

My husband and son made this beautiful ocean theme cake for our Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet Father-Son Bake off. It won a couple of awards at the celebration and my son was sooo excited!  We had an Ocean Themed Father-Son Bake-Off because our pack is travelling to Jekyll Island, GA for our annual Memorial … Read more