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.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!