Penguins, Pigs, Spiders, Smileys, Hearts, Baseballs, and Volcanoes.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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
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
Monday, September 24, 2007
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
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