Cool Mr. Squiggle Birthday Cake for My Hubby

Cool Mr. Squiggle Birthday Cake for My Hubby

As I was overseas for my husband’s birthday, I decided to make him a late birthday cake. With some encouraging words from my husband we decided to make the old TV favorite, Mr Squiggle. I wanted to try something completely out of my comfort zone, a standing cake. I made the whole thing in 2 … Read more

Bertha the Toy Making Machine Birthday Cake

Bertha?!?! I had never heard of Bertha the toy making machine and had been asked to do a birthday cake with a Bertha theme. I trawled through Google and found few pictures that showed the full image. I had an idea of what this toy making machine was like, so I let my imagination run … Read more

Easy Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

Easy Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

I made this Cookie Monster cake for my daughter’s 12th birthday. Everyone loved it!  I used a Wilton ten inch round pan for the cake, and just did one layer. I made butter cream for the frosting, and used Wilton royal blue to get the Cookie Monster color. For the outline, eyes and mouth I … Read more

Coolest Homemade Elmo Birthday Cake With Fondant Elmo Topper

Coolest Elmo Cake

This Elmo birthday cake was a hit, I sat and managed to do Elmo in an hour. The cake is a double layered chocolate cake with chocolate butter-cream. Elmo is crafted completely from fondant, he has a lollipop stick in the center to hold him up. I gave Elmo his fur look with an icing tip with … Read more

Coolest 1st Birthday Cookie Monster Cake

Coolest 1st Birthday Cookie Monster Cake

I have always loved Cookie Monster and knew he had to be the theme of my child’s 1st birthday, with or without the approval of daddy.  Ha ha! Making the Cookie Monster Cake I wanted to do everything myself (short of making the dough from scratch), so I purchased cake mixes in the box from … Read more

Coolest In The Night Garden Birthday Cake

This  In The Night Garden  birthday cake  was made for my niece’s little boy who is 22 yrs. Because of broken marriages I hadn’t seen her for about 18-20 yrs. Facebook brought me to see her mum Ruth again. Then I saw them both at a carnival. They had seen a few of my cakes on … Read more

Coolest Teletubbies Birthday Cake

Top view of the teletubbies cake

I started making the Teletubbies and the Nunu cake toppers 2 weeks before the party. I colored my fondant in the different colors and made the body part individually, and let them dry properly before I assembled them. I made the Teletubbies favorite things and the Nunu.  I’d say my Nunu came out the best … Read more

Wags the Dog (from the Wiggles) Birthday Cake

Wags the Dog (from the Wiggles) Birthday Cake

On March 22, 2012 my grandson was born. His parents and the family had long awaited his arrival. The next day he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that would require open heart surgery at the age of 6 months. The date for surgery soon came and Praise the Lord all went well and … Read more

Cute and Quick Homemade Elmo Birthday Cake

Coolest Elmo Birthday Cake

I enjoy making character cakes for the kids. This Elmo birthday cake was for a close friend of mine’s little boy for his first birthday. He was all smiles when he saw Elmo. I used white cake mix, my homemade butter cream frosting mix and food color paste. It only took me about 2 hrs to make Elmo, … Read more

Coolest In the Night Garden Cake

Coolest In the Night Garden Cake

I couldn’t believe how easy it was to balance 3 cakes! I was expecting a lot worse!! For this In the NIght Garden cake I used a good solid sponge, a good layer of icing and hey presto! The top was lemon with cream filling, the chocolate, fudge then vanilla cake and tabs, berry jam … Read more

Cool Elmo and Dorothy Cake for 3rd Birthday

Completed Elmo with Dorothy fishbowl

For the past several years, I’ve been throwing birthday parties for my twin boys that feature structured cakes.  But it never failed that when their younger sister’s birthday came around, all the family was unavailable and so she never had one.  This past birthday I was determined to make something special, even if no one but Daddy, … Read more

Coolest Sesame Street Band Birthday Cake

Coolest Sesame Street Band Birthday Cake

I just made this Sesame Street Band Birthday Cake for our little man Nathan’s birthday party tomorrow. It consists of six layers of Triple Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry, Lemon Poppy seed,  Cherry Chip and Funfetti. The bottom tier is 1/4 sheet cakes of one layer of Triple Chocolate Fudge and one layer of Lemon Poppy seed filled with chocolate fudge butter cream. The … Read more

3D Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

3D Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

This 3D Cookie Monster birthday cake is for my grandson turning 1yr old, at the time. This was my first 3-D cake I made and was really an experience!  I started by making a large chocolate cake that I doubled and put in a oven cooker and it turned out just the size for the bottom. … Read more

Coolest Baby Elmo Birthday Cake

Coolest Baby Elmo Birthday Cake

Baby Elmo was made for my grandson. I used a large sheet cake pan, doubled the cakes and for the baby Elmo, I used Pyrex bowls medium and small for the head a small square cake pan was used for the gift he had in his hands and lots of icing was made ahead to supply this Elmo. I … Read more

1st Birthday with Elmo Cake

1st Birthday with Elmo Cake

I made this Elmo cake for my great nephew’s first birthday party! I used a Wilton cake pan then I put 1,13×9 cake underneath to make sure I could feed everyone at the party. The cakes I used were chocolate and yellow then decorated it with homemade butter cream icing using a star-tip and icing bag. .Everybody thought I … Read more

Coolest Iggle Piggle Cake

Coolest Iggle Piggle Cake

My daughter was hugely into “In The Night Garden” so for her 2nd birthday my husband and I decided to make an Iggle Piggle Cake.  This was our first attempt at a character cake and I must say I was pleased with the result. I baked a Madeira cake and then my husband carefully carved out the shape of … Read more

Coolest 3D Hoot the Owl Birthday Cake

Hoot

I decided to copy the Hoot puppet my son has, he loved Hoot. I made Hoot’s head using the Wilton sports ball pan for his body and ended up using a large jam sponge roll, but if I was to do it again I would use a loaf tin and cut down to size and round. I … Read more

Coolest 2 Tiers 3D Elmo Cake

Coolest 2 Tiers 3D Elmo Cake

I had been requested to make this Elmo cake for 2 years old kid -Daneen. My customer requested a colorful cake for her kid based on sample from earlier cake that I made. I really enjoyed making and decorating the cake although the whole process took more than 8 hours to be done. Since cake decorating is like a … Read more

Ancient Egypt and Elmo collide for a Double Birthday Cake Bash

Ancient Egypt and Elmo collide for a Double Birthday Cake Bash

This was a double birthday cake request – 2 kids, 2 diff ages, same party. “He likes Elmo, she loves ancient Egypt.” My first thought was to make an ancient Egypt cake with Elmo dressed in Egyptian costume like King Tut sitting on top of a pyramid. Cute, but not what the mom had in … Read more

Coolest Homemade 3D Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

Coolest Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

A  few years ago I bought a stand up Winnie the Pooh cake pan. Didn’t know when I was going to use it but I thought it would be cool to have. So finally about three years later I was asked to make a Cookie Monster Cake for a kid’s birthday party. I was like sure that … Read more

A Tasty 2-Year-Old Sesame Street Birthday Cake

A Tasty 2-Year-Old Sesame Street Birthday Cake

This Sesame Street birthday cake is my son’s 2nd birthday cake. He loves Elmo so it was the perfect choice for this birthday!  This cake is a marble mud and absolutely delicious. The bottom part is edible and the top 2 layers are foam so that we can keep them as a keepsake.  The hardest part … Read more

Bananas in Pajamas 1st Birthday Cake

Bananas in Pajamas 1st Birthday Cake

I made the bananas from Rice Crispie treats (my first try), covered them with fondant and baked an A4 size cake with white and yellow butter icing to put them on. It was such a good feeling seeing the reaction of the grandparents when they collected this cake. Anything is possible. I loved the sculpting.