Adorable Homemade Monster Cakes

Monster Cakes

My monsters were turning 2 and 6 respectively and I call them the monsters because as every mum would know, raising boys can be beautiful and disastrous. However we love them no matter which one it is. So a combined party meant a theme that would suit both and what better than monsters. I wanted … Read more

Coolest Underwater Nemo Cake!

Coolest Underwater Nemo Cake!

It was one Monday morning when I got a call from my friend ,asking for a “favor”. She wanted to invite us with family for her son’s first birthday party, coming in two weeks time. Also, she asked me to do the cake for her. Oh and  I love making first birthday cakes! You feel … Read more

3D Finding Nemo Birthday Cake Makes A Splash

3D Finding Nemo Birthday Cake Makes A Splash

I made this 3D Finding Nemo birthday cake for my son.  I am very passionate about making my children’s birthdays very memorable and special, and one of the ways in which I try to make them memorable is to make cool birthday cakes for them. It also helps that I find cake decorating very enjoyable, though. … Read more

Call Me Sulley Monsters Inc. Birthday Cake

Call Me Sulley Monsters Inc. Birthday Cake

My new supervisor at work  found out I make cakes. He wanted me to make a Sulley from Monsters Inc. birthday cake for his son. I did not know if I should attempt a fondant Sulley shaped cake or go with an easy, furry monster cake with buttercream. I decided to make a Sulley shaped head … Read more

Coolest Mike from Monsters Inc Cake

Coolest Mike from Monsters Inc Cake

I made this Mike from Monsters Inc. cake for my son’s 2nd birthday. He loves the Monsters University movie and Mike Wazowski is his favorite character. This is a gravity cake and I learned how to make it from online videos and Google. Just like any other gravity cake, I used metal rods for his legs. … Read more

Coolest 3rd Birthday Nemo Cake

Coolest 3rd Birthday Nemo Cake

The Nemo cake was for my little girl, who turned 3. She loves the movie “Finding Nemo” and she loves visiting aquariums. Hence, the Nemo themed party for her 3rd birthday. The cake was made with two rectangle cake tins and decorated with a combination of buttercream and fondant. The tails and fins on the … Read more

Coolest Toy Story Birthday Cake

Coolest Toy Story Birthday Cake

I have been cake decorating for exactly 1 year :-). This Toy Story birthday cake all started when I decided to make my little guy’s 1st birthday cake last year. I fell in love with cake decorating! I finally attempted ganache, and got my super sharp edges that I had been working so hard for! … Read more

Coolest Homemade Squirt Birthday Cake

Coolest Homemade Squirt Birthday Cake

As my son loves turtles and I love Disney, I chose Squirt as a cake for his 6th birthday. I used a ball-pan to get the shape of the shell and two muffins to build the head. First I colored some fondant blue and then I kneaded it together with some white fondant until it … Read more

Coolest Monster University Cake

Coolest Monster University Cake

This Monster University cake was fun to make. It was made for a 7 year old boy. He was so surprised when he saw it. He loved the movie Monster University. This cake was three tiers. Each layer was colored the same as the outside. So it was a white cake colored with food coloring gel. … Read more

Amazing Monsters Inc. Birthday Cake

Amazing Monsters Inc. Birthday Cake

My sister and I made this Monsters Inc. cake. I’m 14 and she’s 16. We just started a cake business last year because I’ve always loved to bake and she’s really artistic.  We got this order for a four year old’s birthday a couple months ago, the only problem was that our house was under construction … Read more

Coolest Nemo Birthday Cake for a 3 Year Old Boy

Coolest Nemo Birthday Cake for a 3 Year Old Boy

I used to be a cake decorating show addict (Food Network Challenge, Ace of Cakes, Cake Boss, etc.).  My husband used to make fun of me because I don’t cook and I don’t bake, but I would watch these shows incessantly.  Those who can’t do, watch others do on TV!  Then I had kids and … Read more

Coolest Sulley Cake

sulley cake

I made this Sulley cake for a friend at work. She made several subtle hints that’s she would like a Sulley cake for her birthday. So I started by searching the internet for a picture I liked and found this one which I copied. I started by drawing a template for the face shape. I … Read more

Coolest One Eyed Monster Inc Cake

Coolest One Eyed Monster Inc Cake

I baked an 8″ cake then when cooled covered it in vanilla butter icing then in fondant which I had colored green. Then I rolled a large ball of white fondant the size of a golf ball for the eye. I added some green fondant halfway over the eye as an eye lid and rolled … Read more

Not So Scary Monsters Inc Birthday Cake

Not So Scary Monsters Inc Birthday Cake

My grandson, Dylan, was Sully from Monsters Inc for his 1st Halloween and his mommy, my daughter, decided that that would be the theme of his 1st birthday party in January! She asked if I would be up to doing cookies, cupcakes and a smash cake for it! Well, of course I said YES especially … Read more

Cool Last Minute Nemo Birthday Cake

Cool Last Minute Nemo Birthday Cake

This last minute Nemo Birthday cake was my first ever attempt at a big cake. I never stray from what I know which are cupcakes, but my friend couldn’t afford to pay at the time so I offered free of charge to attempt one. So glad I did. It was a plain vanilla sponge cake filled … Read more

Coolest Finding Nemo Clownfish Birthday Cake

Coolest Finding Nemo Clownfish Birthday Cake

I made 4 sheet cakes and layered it with frosting in between. Then carved the body shape and frosted it. I then made a lot of rice crispy cereal treats and shaped them into the fins of the fish. I had to shape them around bowls and cups and let them harden for a while … Read more

Scream-azing Monsters University Birthday Cake

Finished product front view

As soon as we knew that Monsters University was opening the weekend of my daughter’s 8th birthday, we knew we would be having a MU party at the theater.  Once that was decided, the next order of business was the cake!  We went through a few  ideas before we settled on a two tier cake … Read more

Coolest Toy Story Birthday Cake

Coolest Toy Story Birthday Cake

I just finished this Toy Story birthday cake, tonight actually, for my best friend’s 3 year old son, Irah. I have never had any formal training with any of this. Over the last few years I have amassed several gizmos and gadgets that make the decorating much easier, but for the most part I just dig … Read more

Coolest Merida From Brave Birthday Cake

Coolest Merida From Brave Birthday Cake

My daughter loves the movie Brave (it’s the first movie she saw in theater).  So for her 5th birthday she wanted a Brave party complete with a Merida cake. I don’t like working with fondant so we decided on a completely butter cream frosted doll cake. I bought the Merida doll at local big box … Read more

Coolest Disney Themed Brave Cake

Coolest Disney Themed Brave Cake

Bravada! I like to make cakes for my four little boys on their birthdays.  I never get to spread my creative juices on girl themed cakes, so when I was asked by a friend to make a birthday cake for her 7 year old Brave fan…I decided to take advantage of this rare opportunity. Tash … Read more

Jesse Toy Story Cake

Jesse Toy Story Cake

This Jesse Toy Story Cake was one of the first cakes I made with a fondant figure. It is a two tiered chocolate cake with marshmallow fondant. After baking and leveling the cakes,  I filled them, stacked them, and covered them in fondant using wooden dowels for the supports. Then I let the decorating take over! … Read more

Incredible Incredibles Cake

Incredible Incredibles Cake

When my soon to be 5 year old announced that he wanted an Incredibles birthday party, I searched high and low for Incredibles party supplies. They were hard to come by and I soon realized that the cake was going to have to be the focal point to tie the theme into the party. My … Read more

Coolest Toy Story Birthday Cake

I made this Toy Story birthday cake for my 3rd son’s 2nd birthday party.  He is the biggest Toy Story fan I know.  It’s made up of 8, 6 & 4 inch round cakes in chocolate, vanilla and carrot.  He absolutely loved it and kept asking to press the buttons on Buzz’s costume.  The smiles … Read more

Coolest Nemo Cake for a Little Girl

Coolest Nemo Cake for a Little Girl

This Nemo cake was made for my granddaughter.  My grandchildren think I can make any cake and decorate it!  It is a lot of pressure for this very inexperienced cake decorator.  This was about my third attempt working with color flow icing. I used the Wilton color flow mix. By using color you can create a dimensional … Read more