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

Coolest Shark Cake

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My nephew insisted on a shark cake for his 4th birthday party at school. My biggest concern was shaping the cake and ensuring that it looked like a shark….LOL The shaping did not prove to be a problem, I felt like “cake boss” as I was sculpting which was a lot of fun. I wanted to … Read more

Coolest Surprise Lighthouse Cake for 70th Birthday

Coolest Surprise Lighthouse Cake for 70th Birthday

This lighthouse cake was my first attempt at a 3D specialty cake. I watch Ace of Cakes and other baking shows on TV often and have always wanted to create an edible masterpiece. My mother in law’s birthday offered me that first opportunity to try it out. I wanted to give her a gift that … Read more

Amazing Underwater Adventure Cake

Amazing Underwater Adventure Cake

This underwater adventure cake is four layers of blue cake, each darker in color just like the ocean. It is frosted with different shades of blue and white frosting. All the decorations on and around the cake are made of fondant either shaped by hand or with the help of a cookie cutter or Playdough mold. … Read more

Coolest Father’s Day Fish Cake

I made this cake last minute for a Father’s Day BBQ. It turned out really good. I baked a 9 x 13 cake then froze it. I got various pickerel fish pictures off the internet and enlarged them until I got the size I liked. I then cut the picture to make a template to … Read more

Coolest Winter Wonderland Penguin Cake

Penguin Snowball Fight Cake

My children, aged 8 and 11 share a birthday month, and since we home school, they share many of the same friends as well. So this year, we decided to share a birthday party too. After fielding many, MANY suggestions regarding the party theme, I pulled rank and chose a Winter theme. Given that their … Read more

Coolest Lobster Birthday Cake for a 5-Year-Old Boy

This birthday cake was a favor for a friend. Her little boy is crazy about fishing and loves collecting crabs and shells. His favorite shellfish are lobsters so when his mum asked me to make a birthday cake, I knew it had to have a lobster on it! I began by making two 10″ square … Read more

Cool Homemade Happy Feet Scene Birthday Cake

Coolest Happy Feet Cake

I made a Happy Feet cake for my son’s 5th birthday, it was fun and actually fairly easy cake to make. I made vanilla cakes using multiple size pans and also a cupcake for the top and used dowels to support the cake. I used vanilla icing and Frostin Pride fluffy whipped frosting to ice the … Read more

Coolest Shark Birthday Cake

Coolest Shark Birthday Cake

This shark birthday cake was a birthday cake I made for my mother’s 46th birthday. My sister helped me make the cake and she helped with some of the ideas. My mother is a scuba diver and her dream is to one day be able to swim with the sharks, it just so happened that … Read more

Coolest Red Velvet Octopus Birthday Cake

Red Velvet Octopus Birthday Cake

My best friend asked me to make a “simple” birthday cake for her little girl’s birthday. So I decided to get my sister involved and whip up a Red Velvet Octopus cake with the works. My favorite part about making the cake would have to be the detail. Like the tentacles with their little suction cups or … Read more

Winter the Dolphin on her Floaty

Winter the Dolphin on her Floaty

Since my daughter’s second birthday, I have been making her “character” cakes; sometimes two because she is a 4th of July baby and her friends can’t come for the “family” party. After Micky Mouse, a turtle, and a fish, she raised the bar this year. My daughter LOVES the movie “Dolphin Tale” about Winter, the dolphin with … Read more

Coolest Lobster Cake Bake

Coolest Lobster Cake Bake

This lobster cake is one of my favorites.  After I made all the cakes in large rectangle pans, I then made a stencil out of paper for what I wanted each piece to look like.  Once the lobster shape was made I layered the fondant on the tail to give the tail the proper look. … Read more

Coolest Leopard Shark Birthday Cake

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My 11 year old grandson wanted to have a pool party for his birthday. Since he is a shark enthusiast, and I a self-taught baker, I offered to make him a shark cake. It seemed appropriate. That was until he let me know that his favorite shark was the Leopard shark. “Oh,” I said, “no … Read more

Coolest Sweet Penguin Birthday Cake

Coolest Sweet Penguin Birthday Cake

What do you do for the birthday girl that LOVES penguins and is a cake decorator? Why you have to get her husband who ALSO decorates cakes to make her cake! This was made for me by my hubby last year. I must confess that I did help a little and I coached a LOT. … Read more

Coolest Penguin Birthday Cake

Coolest Penguin Birthday Cake

My daughter wanted a number 10 shaped cake for her birthday. Easy enough I thought but I wanted to make it special so I added her favorite animal, a penguin . I had great fun in making lots of little fondant penguins, some with party hats and some with balloons, and two were holding a … Read more

Coolest Big Fish Cake

Coolest Big Fish Cake

I made this big fish cake for a great friend who is also a doctor who loves to fish. I took an 11×15 and 8×11 and cut out the fish. I shaped the tail and face. The middle is just icing to make it look like the fish is jumping out of the water. This … Read more

Coolest Shark Birthday Cake

Coolest Shark Birthday Cake

My 3 year old daughter often pretends she is a shark so a shark cake seemed right for her birthday. And while this is not a very professional looking cake, she was happy with it and so was I. The design is simple. The body is cut diagonally out of a 9″x11″ sheet cake. The … Read more

Cutest Purple Octopus Birthday Cake

Cutest Purple Octopus Birthday Cake

I made this purple Octopus birthday cake fir my husband’s baby sister’s first birthday. It was a rainbow cake. Unfortunately the pic isn’t the best but you can kinda see. It was such fun to make the cake batter. First I made my cake by separating the batter into 6 bowls and made colored batter, pink, purple, yellow, blue and a darker purple. Then I … Read more

Realistic Shark Cake

Realistic Shark Cake

I made this realistic shark cake for my son’s 4th birthday party. He wanted a realistic shark. He didn’t like any pictures of cakes where the shark “looked like a cartoon”. I baked two 9×13 cakes and layered them. He wanted Funfetti cake with blue Funfetti frosting. Easy enough. The frosting came with fish shaped … Read more

Hungriest 3D Shark Cake Ever

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My friend asked me to make a last-minute shark cake for her nine year old son!  I did an internet search for shark cakes, found a 3D idea and ran with it! I started out by making a sheet cake for the base to make the shark more stable since the cake had to travel … Read more

Coolest Winter ONEderland Birthday Cake

A friend of mine came to me and asked me to make her son a guest cake, and smash cake for his first birthday party. I’m going to talk about the guest cake because it was a shooooooow stopppppa!  His theme was Winter ONEderland.  She wanted it to be extravagant , which is my expertise.  She … Read more

Coolest Seahorses and Starfish Birthday Cake

Coolest Seahorses and Starfish Birthday Cake

This Seahorses and Starfish birthday cake is the second cake I have made with “rice krispie” animals! I have such a terrible time with icing though. So, this time I  baked two boxes of strawberry cake (for a 7 year old girls birthday…they all love pink cake) and made a batch of 1/2 butter cream 1/2 Crisco icing which worked … Read more

Not Crabby….Happy Birthday Cake

Happy Crab

This is a celebration cake. My grandson has autism and had a rough couple years at elementary school.  But things were looking up.  He was making great effort and for this grading period. He came home with a great report card and we all felt it was worth a celebration. We took him to our … Read more