Lego Star Wars Cake

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I made this cake for my son and my nephew.  I love how it turned out but the death start took me FOREVER.  It was the laser (I used a straw)….I saw one like it on another cake and thought it wouldn’t be too hard, but tucking the little parts under the fondant and getting it to stay was extremely difficult.  If you’re going to try and copy this design, find another way to do that part!!  Because of how long that took me I ended up just using real legos instead of making gum paste ones.  I used the Star Wars cookie cutters from Pottery Barn Kids to make the ships.  I don’t think they sell those particular ones anymore but I bet you could find them on ebay.  My favorite part about this cake is that I didn’t actually have a Darth Vader, I only had a magnet one, so I pulled the head off of it and put it on the body of a pilot.  That’s why Darth looks like he’s wearing a suit 🙂

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Yo Gabba Gabba Cake

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This cake was so special.  I had the privilege of making this cake for a much deserving little boy through the Icing Smiles program (www.icingsmiles.org).  This is an amazing charity that provides cakes to families impacted by critically ill children.  If you bake/decorate cakes and would like to know more about volunteering I would encourage you to check out their website, it’s an awesome cause!!  I have to admit, even though I have little kids I had never seen an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba so I had to do a little research before I made this one…..I was really happy with the result though.  Everything on the cake is edible, the eyes are made of marshmallow fondant and the red spikes and the robot ears are made of gum paste.  This was the first time I had ever used pearl dust to make a metallic finish on anything.  I formed the robot ears out of gum paste that I had dyed grey, and then I mixed the silver pearl dust with some clear vanilla extract to form a paint and just used a small paintbrush to apply it.  You can get some great little cake decorating brushes at Michael’s…..that’s typically where I get all of my cake supplies.  Sorry I didn’t get a closer picture of the ears so you could see it but it really is cute and worth doing!

Hungry Caterpillar Birthday

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This was a rice krispie treat cake I made for a friend’s daughter’s 1st birthday.  I love how fun and colorful this one is.  Complete with a smash cake and some extra bars just incase.  All of the decorations on this one were made of marshmallow fondant except the sun’s rays and the “gum balls”, which were made of gum paste.  My arms got a workout on this one dying the fondant and gum paste so many different colors!

Space Shuttle Birthday Cake

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I made this cake for my son’s 5th birthday…….it took him a VERY long time to narrow down what he wanted and this was what I eventually came up with.  I loved the way the fondant came out on the bottom cake, it really looked like outer space!  I made the space shuttle and the moon out of rice krispie treats and covered them in fondant.  He was pretty excited about it as you can tell in the picture 🙂  The only thing the space shuttle was lacking (according to him)…..was landing gear and a robotic arm.  Oh well, sometimes you just can’t win :))

Batman and Robin (Mostly Robin)

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This cake was for a little boy who loved Robin, not Batman, just Robin.  I thought that was the cutest thing ever.  I love how cartoony this cake looks, and I was so excited when I realized I could make Solomon’s name into the bat symbol.  It’s the little things that really make a cake special I think 🙂

 

Toy Story Cake

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I loved this cake.  It was one of the first tiered cakes I had made, and it came out pretty good.  My favorite part has got to be Chloe’s name on the etch-a-sketch 🙂 The moon on top was the first thing I had ever covered entirely in fondant.  Luckily it was supposed to be all bumpy and full of craters because I had no idea what I was doing!  Almost everything I have learned about fondant…actually, everything I have learned about fondant I have learned from trial and error or Youtube.  If you have an interest in cake decorating, you should start experimenting!!  Take a class at your local craft store or watch some Youtube tutorials, it is so much fun!