Original Homemade Buttons and Doilies Cake

Doily

This is a little cake I did (actually I did 2) for some very special ladies who are in the vintage reclaiming business. They both cater to my addiction and for this I decided to cake them!! I printed off a doily template from the internet to give me a kind of guide. I then … Read more

Original Birthday Cake Idea: Drive-In Theater Cake

I usually like to get ideas from other cakes, but this time there weren’t very many drive in theater cakes to look at….so I had to come up with my own ideas!   The theme of the party was “movie star/red carpet event” for a 7 year old girl.  Activities included face painting, lots of … Read more

Coolest Hip Hop Birthday Cake

Coolest Hip Hop Birthday Cake

This was done for a 10 year old boys birthday.  He was having a dance party theme so I knew I wanted to having the dancing silhouette’s on the side.  Wasn’t sure what the top was going to be but then I remembered I had a dome cake pan that resembled a flat brim hat. … Read more

Beautiful Buttercream Ruffle Cake

Beautiful Buttercream Ruffle Cake

This was a monster of a cake, called  a double barrel, it was 8.5 inch or 21 cm tall and was made up of 7 x 8inch round cakes, filled between each layer with buttercream.  To support a cake this tall you need to put structure in it.  The bottom four layers we filled and … Read more

Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck 30th Birthday Cake

Somethin' 'Bout a Truck 30th Birthday Cake

I have no real cake training and have been self teaching for a few years by trial and error (making cakes for family and friends). I love a challenge and this certainly challenged me on such a short notice. I get lost in cakes. I started doing them for the therapy type movements in my hands. My … Read more

Joint Princess and Disney Cars Birthday Cake

Joint Princess and Disney Cars Birthday Cake

This cake was for a joint birthday party, and I decided to tie them together by using one tier for each theme. The little boy loved Cars, so that was the theme for his tier, and the top was for his sister, a princess theme. Wilton sugar sheets were used to create the checkerboard effect … Read more

Awesome 90th Birthday Cake

Awesome 90th Birthday Cake

I made this cake for my dad’s 90th birthday and he was thrilled. I started with a basic Victoria sponge cake recipe and the covered with white fondant icing.  Everything else was made by mixing fondant icing with various colors ( I tried to copy the color of his chair etc to make it personal … Read more

Pink Ombre Mother’s Day Cake

Pink Ombre Mother's Day Cake

My mother in law is the best in the world and I’€™m proud to call her mum! I a€™m lucky enough to have two. She is always there for my family, listens to any of my issues to let me vent, spending time together and we have a lot in common so we are good … Read more

The Most Elegant 21st Cake I Ever Made

The Most Elegant 21st Cake I Ever Made

I was consulted a few weeks before the birthday by the mom of the birthday girl. They wanted something simple but smart. The theme was ’Lime green and white’. I personally wasn’t impressed with the color scheme as it’s for a girl but the customer has the choice. I suggested that we change a couple … Read more

A Look into the Life of a Bidding Journo Cake

A Look into the Life of a Bidding Journo Cake

This young man’s mom asked me to fashion a cake on his life. It is a 21st birthday cake and she wanted to highlight all his interests and achievements. This is how she described him: He is quite the ladies man, I think he is a bit of a player. He is a keen sportsman, … Read more

“Kid’s Got Swag…” Cake

My friend asked me to make this cake and I had NO IDEA what to create to portray the “kid’s got swag” concept! I looked up the meaning and thought, OK it basically means “cool”. So shades were a definite, maybe a peak cap, and something to show stardom – film star, rock star… So … Read more

Coolest 70th Birthday Cake

Andrea, my daughter in law, asked me to make a cake for her mom’s 70th birthday. I was told she loved Ireland and the theater and she loves being in the garden especially summer time. My daughter in law also wanted  a book with a friendship message written on it. She lives on her own … Read more

Coolest Pink Lips Birthday Cake

Coolest Pink Lips Birthday Cake

My baby sister just turned 22 the other day. My parents wanted to throw her a birthday dinner and asked me to bake a cake. I love to bake, and wanted to do something original, so I asked myself what is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of my sister, … Read more

Coolest Unicorn Rainbow Cake

Coolest Unicorn Rainbow Cake

I was asked to make a unicorn cake for a friend’s daughter for her 5th birthday.  I didn’t know what to do at first and then figured rainbows and unicorns go great together.  The bottom cake is a 12′ round and I made 5 layers, a green, blue, purple, yellow and red.  I used white … Read more

Coolest Newspaper Front Page Cake for 80th Birthday

Coolest Newspaper Front Page Cake for 80th Birthday

I was asked to make an 80th birthday cake so decided to make a newspaper front page. I done a lot of research about what happened on the year he was born then came up with my headlines. The cake was simple. Two large rectangular cakes, jam in the middle then covered with buttercream icing … Read more

Coolest Pageant Cake

Coolest Pageant Cake

This cake was made for my little cousin’s best friend’s 16th birthday. She has participated in several pageants since she was little. I started by making gumpaste about 3 days ahead. I tinted it with a little leaf green and cut out her name using some alphabet cookie cutters. I stuck toothpicks in the bottom … Read more

Boston Strong Benefit Concert Cake

Boston Strong Benefit Concert Cake

After the tragic Marathon Bombings in Boston, the city rallied and organizers quickly put together a benefit concert, headlined by legendary band Aerosmith.  Other artists included James Taylor, BOSTON, NKOTB, comedians Dane Cook  and Steven Wright and others. I wanted to be a part of this event.  Not only because I wanted to do something … Read more

Learner’s Permit Birthday Cake

Learner's Permit Birthday Cake

I made this learner’s permit birthday cake for my grandson who was all too quickly approaching the age of getting his driver’s learner’s permit. He wanted his birthday cake to reflect the milestone and to have something to do with cars. So I decided to make a cake that condensed plenty of country road in a spiral … Read more

Coolest Fathers Day Cake

Coolest Fathers Day Cake

I decided it was suitable to make a Fathers Day Cake shaped like a #1 blue ribbon!  I used 1 box cake mix with a 9 inch round pan. I also used 1 cake mix and a 10 inch square pan. After baked and cooled, I cut two long strips that looked liked ribbon strands … Read more

11th Hour Time Bomb Punk Rocker Birthday Cake

RAnCId!!

For starters this 11th hour time bomb Punk Rocker birthday cake was certainly a challenge! About a month ago my friend Amanda asked me to make her boyfriend’s 30th birthday cake, she sent me a couple of pics and right away I knew I had a choice. Go easy or go hard. Easy ha GO HARD! … Read more

Coolest Teal and Gold Cake

Coolest Teal and Gold Cake

I’m a home-hobby caker who essentially makes cakes for friends, family and fundraising.  I especially love getting a commission where I can design my own cake and I have free-reign to try and test new techniques that perhaps I’m not so confident at doing when someone is actually PAYING me to make their dream cake.  So, … Read more

Coolest 80th Birthday Cake for Granny

Coolest 80th Birthday Cake for Granny

My husband’s granny was having her 80th birthday party and they asked me to make a cake. I live an hour away from her and worked late, but drove up to her house and was up until about 4AM making this cake for her. First, I just baked to rectangular cakes, then stacked them. I … Read more

40th Birthday Cake for Party Girl

40th Birthday Cake for Party Girl

I spent weeks finding the perfect birthday cake for a crazy party girl who was turning 40 this year. So after weeks of research I found the prefect cake! I make achohol flavors in Malibu coconut rum, margarita, and hot damn. Being a party girl I also found the perfect martini glass that was light enough to set on … Read more

Cool DJ Birthday Cake

Cool DJ Birthday Cake

For my husbands 40th birthday I wanted to give him something unusual.  So I decided to make his birthday cake, and decorate it with everything he is into.  To start out it hit me that him being into music, selling vintage vinyl and being a DJ make it look like a stack of records.  Being … Read more