Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pikachu Birthday Cake

Last year we had big time Pokemon fans in this house. So of course when my son turned 5 he had  to have a Pikachu cake.

I baked the cake in a 9x13 pan and then cut out the shapes I needed for the face and ears. It fit perfect. Then I just used my star tip and covered the cake. It came together pretty quickly.

Also just for fun, we made these little Pikachu/peeps pops!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Doctor Who Tardis Birthday Cake

We are huge Doctor Who fans in this house. So when my oldest had his last birthday I was not surprised when he requested a Tardis birthday cake. It was fun and easy to create this cake.

I baked a cake mix in a 9x13 glass pan and covered it in blue frosting. I didn't plan ahead to make sure I had the right shade of Tardis blue. So I wish it was darker, but my son didn't mind. After covering it in blue, I quikly piped some outlines of door and windows and did some writing. Nothing fancy, but lots of fun.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

What will it "Bee" Gender Reveal Cake

I was asked to do a gender reveal cake. The inside had three pink ombre layers with buttercream frosting. Unfortunately I wasn't there to get pictures of the inside, once it was cut. But I bet it was cute! The family loved it and are very excited.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pink Petal Cake

I spent my summer visiting family out of state and got to celebrate birthday's with families that we usually miss out on. My baby sister turned 27 and I had to make her a pink cake.
I made a white cake from a box with a raspberry cream filling that I made up on the spot. The frosting is a butter cream recipe I found on pinterest here.

At the last minute I decided to put fresh garden raspberries on top and dusted them with powder sugar.

Neopalatin Cheesecake Cake

I made this cake for my dads Birthday. I followed the recipe from here
It was super rich and very delicious!

Super Mario Brothers Birthday Cake

My Son wanted a Super Mario Brothers cake this summer. I was mixing up the frosting colors after midnight, and that was obviously a mistake. Somehow I got a funky teal color instead of sky blue, but oh well! It was super humid this summer as well, so the frosting was sweating a lot as well. It was still fun. Everything was done with Wilton's Buttercream frosting.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Big Hero 6 Baymax cake and cupcakes

It's Birthday season around here. My son wanted a Baymax cake from Big Hero 6. We love that show. For this body I baked a cake mix in the pampered chef batter bowl. Once the cake was cool I covered it in homemade marshmallow fondant and made the head, arms and legs from fondant as well. It was a really hot and humid day, so the fondant struggled and the gel icing ran for his eyes, but my son loved him and he tasted good!

We also made Baymax cupcakes for his classroom treat. All the kids loved it.
We found the idea on pinterest. Using a large round tip I swirled white butter cream onto the tops of our cupcakes. Then placed large marshmallows with Baymax eyes drawn on, on top.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spider Man Birthday Cake

This was a Red Velvet cake with cream cheese filling. All the frosting is butter cream. I did buy a tube of black Wilton frosting from hobby lobby for the black details. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lego Movie Blue and Gold Banquet Cake

Now that my boys are getting older, I am the cub master for our pack. For our Blue and Gold banquet this year we picked the theme "Everything is Awesome!" from the Lego movie. I used the silicone molds found on amazon for the large lego guy on the main cake. The smaller lego guys are made with the wilton candy melts. Everything else is from cake mixes and my usual butter cream frosting.

Frozen Cake

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Star Wars Light Saber Cake

I am a mom to 4 boys - so eventually I knew I would be making Star Wars Cakes. #3 wanted a Light Saber for his latest birthday. I make a box Strawberry cake mix in a 13x9 pan and then cut it into thirds the long way. I then lined up the pieces on my board and then froze the cake. A day later I took it out of my deep freezer and carved it into a roundish shape. I used candies for the buttons and the rest is butter cream frosting. Super easy and yummy.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cup Cake Cake

I made this up for my friends baby shower that I threw her. It was Library/Book themed. So everything on the menu was inspired by children's books. I used two shades of green for the frosting. The head was molded out of rice crispy treats and covered in fondant. It was very cute and everyone loved it.

Yule Log Cake

When I went home for Christmas my mom asked me to make a Yule Log cake. The Recipe came from an 80's version of The Lion House Christmas Cookbook. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical,  but it ended up tasting amazing. It was like a giant Hostess Ho Ho without all the preservatives. The first picture I took captured the cherries mid escape. The leaves were molded out of a green Airhead taffy.

Toucan Cake

My oldest son wanted a Toucan cake for his birthday this winter. I couldn't even find anything on Pinterest to copy. This is 100% original. I baked a chocolate cake in a 13x9 pan. I then cut out the pieces and somehow this is what I got. Oldest son was thrilled and it was a lot of fun to create! I bought the pre-tinited Wilton Black frosting. The rest is a new butter cream recipe I tried out that was delicious.

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

I made this cake for my sister when she came and visited me last summer. I used this recipe from Bird on a Cake. It tasted incredible. It was a rasberry cake, with dark chocolate ganache.  I topped it with Chocolate covered Raspberries, which were the perfect touch. So yummy! I crave this cake all the time.

Monsters Inc Birthday Cake

My son wanted a Monsters University cake for his bday last summer. I decided to make a Sully Cake using the Wilton grass tip. The eyes are plastic craft googly eyes. The nose is molded out of a starburst candy. The horns are ice cream cones. I tried to heat them up and mold and bend them a little, but that didn't work out too well. My son loved it and still talks about!