Coolest Curious George and the Balancing Cone Birthday Cake

Coolest Curious George and the Balancing Cone Birthday Cake

When my grandson turned 2 he was in love with Curious George and I love challenging myself to make cute and fun cakes for his birthday. I searched the internet for ideas and pictures and finally settled on one with Curious George balancing a multi-scoop ice cream cone. The easy part was baking the sheet … Read more

Cool Cat in the Hat Cake

Cool Cat in the Hat Cake

This is a cake I did for a little boy’s first birthday. Everything is edible (minus the tooth picks). The hats, fish, thing 1 emblem, the lorax, and the trufella tree trunks are made from melted chocolate. The most difficult part of this cake was keeping the cotton candy from melting! I had to change … Read more

No Such Thing As A Gruffalo Cake

No Such Thing As A Gruffalo Cake

I asked my daughter what kind of cake she wanted for her 3rd birthday. When her answer was a Gruffalo cake, my eyeballs nearly popped clear from my skull. I had become proficient in sculpting characters like Mini Mouse, Cookie Monster, and Elmo, but a Gruffalo was extremely detailed as described by the book, down … Read more

1st Birthday Curious George Cake and Smash Cake

1st Birthday Curious George Cake and Smash Cake

For my nephew’s 1st birthday, I made a Curious George cake and a matching smash cake.  I wanted to bake something special that he would love. I know as a 1 year old he won’t remember, but he loves Curious George. I decided on a homemade white confetti cake. I found a very good recipe … Read more

Cool Magic Tree House Cake

Magic Tree House Cake

At first my son wanted a Ninjago party for his 7th birthday.  I wanted him to pick something less violent.  So we agreed on a Magic Tree House party because he loves the books. He just finished reading Night of the New Magicians – my favorite so far.  The school librarian where I work helped … Read more

Cool Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake for a 5th Birthday

Coolest Curious George Birthday Cake

We made this Curious George cake for our son’s fifth birthday.  The “special features” section on the Curious George 2 movie DVD explains how to draw Curious George step by step.  This was very helpful in helping us get the right dimensions for the face. We bought two premade half sheet cakes from the grocery … Read more

My First Curious George Cake

My First Curious George Cake

I started making cakes in 2006 because (thank the Lord above), I decided to stop doing drugs and found myself with a lot of free time on my hands. It started really as just something to occupy my days, then quickly became a passion. Making cakes literally saved my sanity! I gave away the first … Read more

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Cake

I made this for my son’s Right to Read Week cake auction. It s a double layer chocolate cake (doctored up cake mix) and homemade buttercream. The “spaghetti” is made from the butter cream tinted with a little yellow food coloring and cocoa powder, piped on the cake using a small round tip. The “meatballs” … Read more

Coolest Olivia Cake

Coolest Olivia Cake

The most daunting task of this cake was making Olivia edible. I wanted to try making the topper totally edible instead of buying a toy to go on top and if I could do it, I could probably make any kind of topper. I used videos on YouTube for guidance, and I love how step-by-step … Read more

Slendiferous Fancy Nancy Cake

Slendiferous Fancy Nancy Cake

I made this cake for my daughter’s 5th birthday. She loved Fancy Nancy and was having a fancy dress-up party with all her little girl friends, so I knew I couldn’t just make any normal 9×13 cake. I needed to make something splendiferous! I looked all over the internet looking at other Fancy Nancy cakes … Read more

Coolest Dr. Seuss Cat in Hat Cake

Coolest Dr. Seuss Cat in Hat Cake

I had gotten an email from a customer to do a Dr. Seuss cake. They wanted it to look like he was coming up through the cake. I studied and studied other ideas and how I could make this happen. I am no expert on fondant. I rolled up my sleeves and went for the … Read more

Coolest Caillou Cake

Coolest Caillou Cake

We have a church ministry that is called Celebration Cakes Ministry. We are all volunteers that get together and make special birthday cakes for children who would not receive one. We work by referrals and come together for a common goal and purpose. Our blessings are the fellowship and making a child feel special on … Read more

Cool Homemade Fancy Nancy Cake

Homemade Fancy Nancy Cake

My sweet 6 year old had read every Fancy Nancy book she could get her hands on.  She loved the fancy words Nancy used and the fancy activities Nancy taught us.  She wanted nothing less than a “fancy” cake.  So, I priced out costume cakes and almost fainted!  I decided to make my own. I … Read more

Cool Homemade 3D Tigger Birthday Cake

Tigger cake

I was asked to make a Tigger birthday cake for the 1st birthday of a beautiful little girl. I must admit that Tigger is one of my favorite characters and therefor I was very happy to make a cake of this lovely character. I knew that I wanted to make a 3D Tigger out of … Read more

Coolest Dr. Seuss Giraffe Birthday Cake

The final cake - with the muse stuffed animal in background

I made this Dr. Seuss Giraffe birthday cake for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. Her favorite stuffed animal “Papaya” is the giraffe from the Dr. Seuss story “And to think I saw it on Mulberry Street”. When I asked her what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday, she told me she wanted a “Paya” cake….and … Read more

Awesome Dr. Suess Lorax Birthday Cake

Awesome Dr. Suess Lorax Birthday Cake

My god daughter fell in love with the Dr. Suess Lorax movie and wanted that cake for her fifth birthday. I decided to incorporate as much of the story into the cake as I could. To start with, I baked a 12″ x 18″ rectangle white cake for the base. I divided it into 2 … Read more

Coolest Breakaway Cupcake Tigger Face Cake

Coolest Breakaway Cupcake Tigger Face Cake

I’ve been having fun playing with making homemade cakes for a few years now, and I had a really fun idea for my youngest daughter’s first birthday. She loves Tigger from Winnie the Pooh so I took my plain old puzzle cake set that contained 24 cupcakes of various shapes that make 3 generic animal … Read more

Coolest Green Eggs and Ham Birthday Cake

Coolest Green Eggs and Ham Birthday Cake

After looking at so many great cakes off this site, I became very ambitious and decided to make a Cat’s Hat cake for my youngest 3rd birthday.  Thinking that it wouldn’t be enough cake, I also make a sheet cake of the cover of Green Eggs and Ham. I used a 11 x 15 sheet … Read more

Cool Homemade Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower Cake

Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower Cake

I started making cakes around five years ago. When my niece found out she was having a boy and wanted a Winnie the Pooh on the cake, I couldn’t help myself. The idea came to add both the basket cake idea with the characters for his room. At the last minute I added in the bib … Read more

Coolest Noddy Birthday Cake

Noddy Birthday Cake

A friend of mine wanted a cake for her granddaughter’s birthday, and she asked me for a cake incorporating Noddy. I looked on the web for ideas and asked her if a Noddy car would be ok, she was thrilled so I set out and started to make the Noddy car. I colored some fondant … Read more

Sweet Winnie The Pooh Birthday Cake

Sweet Winnie The Pooh Birthday Cake

My son turned one this week. I decided to have a Winnie the Pooh theme. I baked the chocolate cake from scratch cause that is how I like it. I was scared that the cake would get stuck in the pan or that it would break but it turned out awesome. Decorating time was very … Read more

Coolest 3D Winnie the Pooh Cake

Coolest 3D Winnie the Pooh Cake

For my daughter’s 1st birthday party, I made a 3D Winnie the Pooh cake. I searched high and low on Ebay for a 3D cake pan for months before her party. The pans were so expensive that I almost decided to change her cake design. However, I finally found a retired Wilton 3D Pooh cake … Read more

Coolest 1st Birthday The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

I made this two tier double chocolate cake for a first birthday boy Who loves the story book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  The two tiers were made of the same soft moist chocolate cake with a cookies and cream center. Both tiers were covered with white fondant. Each tier was divided by multiple colored balls of fondant. We made the caterpillar out of gum … Read more

Coolest Dr Seuss The Lorax Birthday Cake

Hello Mr. Lorax

My granddaughter is obsessed with the Lorax. When she comes to visit me, she goes straight to the computer, looks for the N for Netflix, clicks, and then scrolls down until she finds her movie. We knew no other cake would do. So I set out to make a simple Lorax birthday cake, just never … Read more