Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Variety of Cupcakes

Penguins, Pigs, Spiders, Smileys, Hearts, Baseballs, and Volcanoes.

Hearts, Polka Dots, and Flowers.

Flowers, Balloons, and Butterflies.

Another Caterpillar Cake

I made this one for our 5 year old's first birthday...simple and cute. It's made from a bundt or tube pan cut in half and positioned like an S....Andrea

Dora Cake

another early one....Andrea

Princess Cake

By baking the cake in a glass bowl and then turning it upside down and cutting a hole in it, you can then place a Barbie style doll (wrapped in plastic wrap) in the cake and decorate the doll as well as the cake creating the look of a fancy princess dress....Andrea

Puppy Cake

an early one....Andrea

Cookie Monster Cake

A simple one. I printed out a picture of Cookie Monster from the computer. I cut around his face, lightly set the picture on the cake, and then traced around it with a toothpick. After I had my outline, it was easy. One note...the black parts are made of sprinkles. You have to use SO much coloring to create black frosting, that when I can I avoid it (by choosing another color or by using something like sprinkles instead) or occasionally I buy the black gel frosting from the store....Andrea

Car Cake

A car cake made from cake baked in a glass bowl and a loaf pan cut in half and then mini-muffins for the wheels. I also made cupcake versions of it using candy for the wheels and mini-muffins for the hood and trunk....Andrea

Train Cake

Jay liked Thomas the Train when he was four, so I made a train cake for his birthday....Andrea

Turtle Cake

This cake remains one of my all-time favorites. I made it for our son, Daniel's first birthday. It's made from baking in a glass bowl. Then I shaped cupcakes to create the head, tail, and feet....Andrea

Monday, September 24, 2007

30th Anniversary

My sister-in-law Laura and I made this cake for our in-laws this weekend (our husbands are brothers). We stole the idea from Andrea's 50 cake.

My father-in-law is quite obsessed with landscaping, so we tried to do a landscaping cake. The green is colored coconut and we used extra chocolate cake, crumbled up, for the dirt around the outside... Amanda

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

50th Cake

This was a cake I made for my Mother-in-Law's 49th birthday...yes, 49th. Apparently her daughters have made it a habit of celebrating those "milestone" birthdays a year early just to torment her....Andrea

Sunday, September 9, 2007


My husband, Tim, is turning 28 on Wednesday. Today we had a big family birthday party for him. We did a "Field of Dreams" theme - the guys all played baseball in the afternoon, followed by dinner with baseball park food, then watched the movie.

After an inexplicable failed cake mix, I decided to make a cookie cake. This is actually 2 cookie cakes with marshmallows sandwiched in between. After baking & cooling both cakes, I topped one with marshmallows and popped it under the broiler until they were gooey, then flipped the second cookie on top. The "dirt" is graham cracker crumbs; the "bases" are white chocolate covered fig newtons. The 2 yellow candles in the corners are foul poles. The baseball gloves around the perimeter are just candies I found at Wal-Mart. Oh, and the baseball in the field is actually a styrofoam ball. I set it on a glass and frosted the top 2/3 of it. I then put it in the freezer for a couple of hours. When I took it out, I flipped it upside-down on the cake and frosted the rest. It worked pretty well!

Tim really liked it and has told me he wants a baseball field cake every year....Amanda

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Butterfly Cake

This was for my daughter's 6th birthday....Andrea