Angry Birds Cakes: Red Bird, Ice Bird and Cupcakes

Angry Birds Cakes: Red Bird, Ice Bird and Cupcakes

My son’s birthdays are 3 1/2 weeks apart.  My youngest was first and he wanted an Angry Bird cake.  I made cupcakes for him to take to school and made the cake for his family party.  I used the left over cupcakes to add to the cake display.  I just used 2- 9 inch round … Read more

Cool Homemade Eagle Cake

Cool Homemade Eagle Cake

My girls are allowed to choose what they want for their birthday cake every year.  When my eldest turned 7 she asked for a Bird of Prey cake.  I tried to get ideas for some kind of 3d cake but in the end settled on doing a flat version.  I trawled through all her cartoon … Read more

Squeaky Clean Shower Ducky Cake

Rubber Duckie, you’re the one, You make bathtime lots of fun, Rubber Duckie, I’m awfully fond of you; (woh woh, bee doh!) Rubber duckies are my absolute favorite baby shower theme so I was thrilled to have the chance to throw a duckie themed shower for my brother and his girl friend for their first … Read more

Super Cute Rubber Duckies in a Pool Cake

Super Cute Rubber Duckies in a Pool Cake

I baked two 9″ round cakes (chocolate!  Yum! ). Then stacked them and iced with homemade buttercream( again,  chocolate! ). I colored some with blue gel color for the water.  Using kitkat bars,  I lined the cake to look like a wood barrel. I used a ribbon to help good out all together.   Then … Read more

Fabulous Flock of Flamingos Cake

Fabulous Flock of Flamingos Cake

Every year I make a special animal cake for my son, Emmett. Over the years I have taught myself, through trial and error, to make some pretty neat animal cakes. Emmett has classic autism, and making his birthday special is very important to our family. He doesn’t have friends to invite over (nor does he … Read more

Crazy Cool Angry Birds Cake

Crazy Cool Angry Birds Cake

For his 7th birthday my grandson wanted an Angry Birds Cake.  My daughter said, “Mom, don’t get to elaborate.”  To whom does she think she is talking???  My middle name is Elaborate when it comes to anything I do for my grandchildren! Now one reason she said that is because she has both of her … Read more

Eggs and Megs in a Nest Cake

My daughter Megan is mad about animals, especially birds of prey.  For her 8th Birthday she was taking some friends to the wonderful Hawk Conservancy Trust in Hampshire (England).  So this year, Meg really wanted a NEST cake, with exactly three eggs in it.   First I made 2 round sponge cakes for the base. … Read more

Coolest Angry Birds Cake

Coolest Angry Birds Cake

Well where do I start?  I am currently living in a small town called Yumbel, in Chile.  I am Canadian and my hubby is Chilean, we have two boys and have been serving in a local church as pastors for the past five years. I don’t know if you needed to know that, just thought … Read more

Camilla the Chicken Cake

I have a good friend and he just happened to be adopted by a couple chickens a few years back. They wandered into his yard and took up residence under his deck. Unfamiliar with chicken care, it took him a while to figure out the required food and water and appropriate shelter. When he witnessed … Read more

Coolest Easter Eggs and Owls Cake

Coolest Easter Eggs and Owls Cake

Mom, I would like a nature cake! These were the words out of my soon-to-be 9 year old son’s mouth.  He is a huge nature and outdoor lover and when I asked him to specify what a “nature” cake looked like to him he told me to “wing it.”  I have been making my children’s … Read more

Cool DIY Angry Birds Cake

Coolest Angry Birds Cake

Each year, 14-36 hours before each of my nephews’ birthday parties, I fly from San Francisco to Boston to bake their themed birthday cakes. This time, the little one wanted Angry Birds. They saw a popular video on YouTube where someone made an almost life-sized, working Angry Birds cake game. There was no way I … Read more

Angry Birds Cake for My Sweet 5 Year Old

Angry Birds Cake for My Sweet 5 Year Old

After a few years of making cakes for friends and family, I finally decided I should probably do a great one for my own kid too! I’m totally self taught and just have fun experimenting. My son usually gets plain cakes with simple icing or store bought ones because I’m always too busy planning the … Read more

Cool Grumpy old Bird and His Side Kicks

Cool Grumpy old Bird and His Side Kicks

I loved this grumpy old bird cake. I have done it so often for friends and family…and they all loved it. It’s very rich and seemed to keep the kids up all night after eating it! I wonder why??but the feedback and the happy faces on seeing it made it all worth while doing for … Read more

Coolest Owl on a Log Cake with Mushrooms

Owl on a log with meringue mushrooms

My kids’ birthdays are just 12 days apart, so when we have a birthday party, it’s always a joint party, and I usually try to incorporate favorite cakes for both kids into the party cake. Last year, I created an owl sitting on a log. The log is a traditional Buche de Noel (chocolate for … Read more

Coolest Margaritaville Parrot Cake

Coolest Margaritaville Parrot Cake

My husband is a huge Jimmy Buffet and Pirate fan so I made him this Margaritaville parrot cake for his birthday. I used 8, 6″ round cakes, sandwiched them together with cake boards and supports in between two layers (4 cake boards). I carved the cakes to give a bird shape then draped the head in … Read more

Coolest Owl Birthday Cake

Coolest Owl Birthday Cake

This Owl birthday cake was made for a 13th birthday. The top tier is white cake and the bottom tier is chocolate cake. The cake is covered in butter cream with fondant accents. The owl, paislies and beautiful bow on top are all made of fondant. The hardest part about this cake was the owl. … Read more

Owl on a Perch Birthday Cake

Owl on a Perch Birthday Cake

This owl on a perch cake is sure to please any bird or animal lover! Originally this cake was for my grandma’s birthday because she loves Owls. The color in the owl, and the texture was created with one cake tip. The main tip which looks like a C, I think the number is 22. … Read more

Coolest Angry Angry Birds Cake

Coolest Angry Angry Birds Cake

This was my first big challenge before I started working with fondant and sculpting but I managed to get it right the first time. My nephew wanted an Angry Birds cake for his birthday. I had a couple of weeks to figure this out. I went shopping with my imagination and bought a bunch of … Read more

Coolest Hedwig Cake for a 9-year-old Harry Potter Fan

Coolest Hedwig Cake for a 9-year-old Harry Potter Fan

This Hedwig cake was made for our son’s 9th birthday party, on a Harry Potter theme.  It was a small party, for only five kids including the birthday boy, and 5 parents.  Our son requested a creature cake, and I chose Hedwig because I thought it would be more forgiving than most of the other … Read more

Coolest 2-D Angry Birds Cake and Cupcakes

Coolest 2-D Angry Birds Cake and Cupcakes

My son has become slightly addicted to the PC version of the Angry Birds game. Knowing how much he loves the game, I decided to make an Angry Birds themed cake for his birthday. I scoured the internet for inspiration and finally decided on a 2-D cake instead of the ever popular 3-D versions, thinking … Read more

Coolest Flamingo Hawaii Tropical Theme Cake

Coolest Flamingo Hawaii Tropical Theme Cake

I started by hand sculpting the flamingo from a large sheet cake, after  letting it partially thaw.  It cuts the straightest that way.  After a coat of butter cream, pink satin ice fondant.  Flowers were cut out of different sizes of cookie cutters and then shaped on the thin foam square to soften the edges. … Read more

Cool Homemade Owl First Birthday Cake

My friend’s little girl has a “Friends of the Forest” theme for her nursery so her first birthday I thought would be great to translate into an owl cake.  This was her smash cake so it was intended to be mashed, played in etc.  It was about 9″ high and 6″ round. This owl was … Read more