Hunter's Birthday Brawl - Bakugan

This was my second time using the Frozen Buttercream Frosting Transfer (FBCT) method. Each cake is a learning adventure for me. I now know to freeze the FBCT after piping each individual color and most importantly DO NOT let the transfer sit and thaw -- you must immediately place it on the cake and peel it off. In addition, since I was not familiar with Bakugan, this one took some research; THANKS to my neighbors and their collection of Bakugans, I was able to come up with something unique for Hunter's 8th Birthday.

The base cake was a 12" x 12" square frosted in buttercream. I applied the FBCT, border, and corner stars to tie in all of the colors. The Bakugan was made using the Wilton Sports Ball pan set. I star tipped the sphere and secured it to the cake using a bamboo skewer that I was able to drive through the cake board.

Thanks for looking!


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Happy 1st Birthday Kinsley

This was made for my BWF's daughter that turned 1. We were excited how well it came out. Thanks for looking.

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Julius Cake & Cupcake Tower

My friend was having a Paul Frank themed party for her daughter's 10th Birthday. I wanted the cake to look similiar to the invitation so I used the Frozen Buttercream Transfer method (FBCT) achieve my results. This was my first time using the method. It was an easy process, but it will take some more practice on the detail.

Her color theme was teal, yellow, and red. I made the cupcake wrappers with my baby Cricut and the Cricut Lite Cupcake Wrapper cartridge (LOVE IT!!!!). The paper is scrapbook paper from my growing collection that had all of the colors for her theme.

I decided to add a cherry to the cupcakes with white frosting so that they'd look like ice cream (like the top of Julius' head).

Thanks for looking and I would love to have your feedback.

Special thanks to my daughter for her help on Julius and my son for making the cupcake wrappers!


PS - This Paul Frank cake & cupcake tower was featured on the Party Animal's Blog!!
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Sushi & Sashimi Cake

I made this for a friend's 40th birthday (they celebrated with dinner at a sushi restaraunt). The base is a 9"x13" cake that was iced in buttercream and then covered in fondant. The sushi pieces are mini-muffins that I frosted, wrapped in a thin black piece of fondant, and topped gumpaste rice (made with a garlic press). The sashimi pieces are gumpaste and sit on small cake slices that were iced in buttercream and then covered in fondant and wrapped with a thin black piece of fondant. The ramkin is a mini-muffin wrapped in gumpaste and topped off with black buttercream frosting to respresent the sauce. The chopsticks are gumpaste. TYFL!

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Welcome Home from the Navy Cake

I made this for a friend who's son was coming home from the Navy. The base is a 11"x15" cake that was iced in buttercream and then covered in fondant. The uniform, bow, and rope trim was made with fondant. The cap was half of the sports ball pan that I iced with buttercream and covered in fondant. TYFL!

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Happy Birthday Ladybug

I received my Martha Stewart Cricut Cake mahine a few weeks ago and I could not wait to test it out so I decided to use it to make this cake.

This was a ladybug cake that I made for a friend's 3rd birthday. It's and 8"x3" cake frosted with buttercream. The lettering and ladybug's are fondant cut with my Martha Stewart Cricut Cake mahine. Thanks for looking!

Welcome Back Teachers & Faculty

I made this cake for my husband's school to welcome the faculty & staff back to school. The fondant accents were made with gumpaste using the Cricut Cake. The notebook pages & binder rings are gum paste as well. Edible markers were used to write on the pages. To ensure there was enough cake for everyone, I made cupcakes as well. The cupcake wrappers were made by my 10 year old son using the Cricut Cupcake Wrapper cartridge and scrapbook paper.

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Luau Cake

I made this cake for a friend's Luau Party.  It was a lot of fun to make and it's perfect for those backyard get-togethers.  All you need is some tiki torches and a few good friends and you have an instant good time.

I was inspired by another cake that I saw on Cake Central. I used a 12"x8"x2" pan for the base and then carved it to form the bodice, the boobs are made using both halves of the Wilton sports ball pan set. I decorated it with a coconut bra and lei that I purchased from the dollare store. It's frosted in buttercream using the triple star tip for the bodice and tip #5 for the grass skirt.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

What better way to surprise a soon-to-be 10 year old that knows everything?  You plan a party a month before his actual birthday.  We did just that for my son and we had a great time!  We grabbed a few of our close family and friends and surprised him at the local movie theater during the opening weekend of the Diary of A Wimpy Kid Movie.  In honor of the occasion, I made a cake that was modeled after the books in the series.  A great time was had by all!

6 parts yellow + 1 part green = LIME

I made this cake for my bestie's birthday. I thought a lime cake would stand out against a white background. The cake is covered in fondant with lime and black accents. This was my first attempt at the fondant roses and making lime.