Amazing Wine Bottle Cake for Mom’s 60th Birthday

Classy Wine Bottle Cake for a 60th Birthday

My Mom’s 60th birthday was coming up and I wanted to make her a special wine bottle cake.  My sister thought I should make something funny (a roll of toilet paper that read “You’re old as crap!  Here’s to wiping another year away”).  Besides the fact that my very conservative grandmother thought it was inappropriate … Read more

Coolest 3D Sculpted Venom Cake

Coolest Ever 3D Sculpted Venom Cake

I had a VERY last minute order for a 3D sculpted Venom cake and matching cupcakes. I was more than happy to do it because my husband is a huge comic book fan. He was very excited throughout the entire process as he watched the sculpture come together. In fact when I was done he … Read more

Coolest Homemade Steampunk Wedding Cake

Spunky Steampunk Wedding Cake

A few years ago I was asked by family friends if I would take on the task of a wedding cake. Now, I’m not a pro, here.  I work 45 hours a week at a small law office and sell skin care on the side. I’m certainly not the cake lady. Our friends were impressed … Read more

Awesome Homemade Dalmatian Fire Truck Cake

dalmatian fire truck cake

I made this fun dalmatian fire truck cake for a friend’s little boy’s birthday party. I truly put a lot of heart into making this cake, as the boy’s father had passed away not even a year earlier. This was his first birthday without his dad, and I wanted to create something that would make him … Read more

Awesome Angry Birds Cake

Awesome Angry Birds Cake

My soon-to-be 4-year old asked for a “Candy Cake” for his birthday. Sounded easy enough. After all, last year, he had a steaming volcano cake with home made palm trees and dry ice. “This year I’m getting off easy,” I thought to myself. Until Yesterday. Yesterday, he decided he wanted an Angry Birds cake. Well…that … Read more

Awesome Dinner and a Movie Popcorn Cake

Awesome Dinner and a Movie Popcorn Cake

Dinner and Movie was done as an overnight project. My niece was turning 13 and she said her theme was Dinner and a Movie. Her dad had scheduled the party for the Saturday after her birthday, but she said it was her day and wanted it on that Friday. Well that meant that I had … Read more

Gravity Defying Thai Noodle Bowl Cake

Gravity Defying Thai Noodle Bowl Cake

Whenever I get to make a cake for someone, I go through the process of a lot of thinking before deciding what the final product should look like. This time it was different. I was making a cake for my dear own husband. First of all, I am not a professional baker, but we can … Read more

Ultimate HERO Cake For A Real Life Superhero

Ultimate HERO Cake For A Real Life Superhero

I was called to do this cake for a very special 11 year old boy. He loved Star Wars, Harry Potter, the Hobbit and much more. This wasn’t just any party though, it was his farewell party. He had end stage brain cancer and he had a huge party to celebrate his life. It was … Read more

Surprise 21st Birthday Guitar Cake

Surprise 21st Birthday Guitar Cake

My son was turning 21 last month and I had always made him a birthday cake when he was young. I hadn’t made him one for a few years (except a suitcase cake when he turned 18 as a joke, because I always joked with him that he had to leave home when he turned … Read more

Coolest Stitched Skin and Eyeball Halloween Cake

Coolest Stitched Skin and Eyeball Halloween Cake

I made this stitched skin and eyeball Halloween cake for my son’s 11th birthday party. He was born in October and he loves all things Halloween. I had never used fondant before so I was a little nervous, but it turned out as I had envisioned it and he LOVED IT! Eyeball Halloween Cake Instructions For … Read more

Coolest Football Stadium Cake

For over 3 years now, I’ve been a volunteer baker with a wonderful National Charity called Cake4kids, which bakes birthday cakes for Foster Children; most of whom have never had a birthday cake. Every September, our chapter holds a cake competition fund raiser for about 300 cake tasters with local judges; including a Pastry Chef … Read more

Stowford Cider 40th Birthday Anti Gravity Cake

Stowford Cider 40th Birthday Anti Gravity Cake

I made this anti gravity cake for my son-in-law who loves Stowford Cider. It was for his 40th birthday and I wanted something with a WOW factor. Designing the Barrel Cake The cake was made from a 6 layer checkered cake using a Zenker 24cm set of 3 checkered cake tins (which I bought for … Read more

Awesome Homemade R2D2 Baby Shower Cake

Awesome R2D2 Baby Shower Cake

I was asked by a friend to make her daughter a baby shower cake, but there was a twist. It was a Star Wars themed baby shower! What!?! I was totally clueless on what to make. I have to be honest, she came up with the idea for this R2D2 baby shower cake. It was … Read more

Stained Glass Lamp Cake that Lights Up!

Stained Glass Lamp Cake

As a self-taught “cake artist” that is still learning, I always try new techniques when I bake for my family members. Any flops are forgiven so I am able to relax and enjoy the creative process. My brother Scott’s wife Ashlee loves all things antique. She has a lovely sense of style and a beautifully … Read more

A Birthday Cake That Looks Like a Real Paint Roller!

Amazing Paint Roller Birthday Cake

I wanted to make a birthday cake that didn’t look like a cake, and since we all love to paint, I thought of making it look like paint. The paint roller is just a jelly roll filled with cherry pie filling.  I stuck a real paint roller handle into it! The icing is store-bought green … Read more

Coolest Fender Electric Guitar Cake

The actual cake--the body of the guitar

Wow! This one was a challenge! “You can do an electric guitar, can’t you?? ” Sure!! I went online and downloaded lots of photos of Fender guitars–the whole guitar, and each part of the guitar at a time, for the details. I was actually able to find a set of plans for a Fender online, … Read more

Daring Baby Shower Cake for a Beginner

Daring Baby Shower Cake for a Beginner

I was pretty new to cake decorating when I was asked to do this baby shower cake. Thinking back now I am amazed that I even considered trying it. The friend who requested it originally started asking about a pram cake and the only ones I had seen this shape were actually just cake toppers. … Read more

Gruesome Brain Cake for a Science Party

Gruesome Brain Cake for a Science Party

Last year for my daughter’s 7th birthday party, we decided on the theme of  ‘Weird Science’, and it proceeded to take over my life for a month or so there. I was so happy to be free from stupid girly rubbish, that I kind of went a bit crazy with the experiments and equipment, lolly … Read more

Tom’s Titanic 8th Birthday Cake

Toms Titanic

Tom is a little gifted boy with an intense interest in the Titanic.  He is in my son’s class, so when we got the birthday invitation, it clearly stated the theme was the Titanic.  Tom’s mom said that he will have to settle for a cake with a picture of the Titanic on it.  Knowing … Read more

Coolest Ben and Holly Birthday Cake

For my daughter’s 4th birthday she was very clear that she wanted ‘a Ben and Holly cake’. Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is a cartoon from the makers of Peppa Pig, Ben is an elf and Holly is a fairy princess. It is very popular in our house! My daughter’s party was at a play … Read more

Amazingly Realistic Homemade Baby Cake!

Amazingly Realistic Homemade Baby Cake!

Here is just one of the many baby cakes I have been asked to do for family and friends! It all started from making my mum’s 50th birthday cake and everyone was totally amazed that it was the first cake I had ever made and from that my ideas just got wild! Hence this very … Read more

Cool Ice Cream Birthday Cake

I made this ice cream birthday cake for my daughter’s 6th birthday. It was very simple yet effective. I used 3×7″ chocolate cakes and layered with pink butter cream icing. I then crumb coated it, let it dry in the fridge a bit then covered it in the pink butter cream icing. I didn’t bother … Read more

Coolest Yoda Birthday Cake

Yoda Cake

My boys love Star Wars. Their birthdays are 1 day apart, and they turned 6 and 9 this year. When they asked for a Yoda birthday cake, I wasn’t sure I could deliver. The Cake: I started with 2 round 8-inch cakes and a square 9-inch cake. The round cakes were stacked for Yoda’s head, … Read more

Cool Finn McMissile Birthday Cake

ta da!

My 2 year old son is obsessed with the character Finn Mcmissile from the movie Cars 2 so I decided to make him a Finn Mcmissile birthday cake for his 2nd birthday. I baked two banana chocolate cakes using a rectangular shaped tin for the base and a square one for the top of the car. … Read more