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!

Baby Boy Boat Cake

This was a simple cake with grahm cracker crumbs for sand, goldfish, and an aqua blue buttercream made to look like waves. Topped off with a paper sail boat.