Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mike and Sulley cakes from Monsters inc.

Here are the cakes I made from monster inc. My main tip is do to sulley's horns, eyes, and purple spots first. Then work the blue fur around it. I made many mistakes on the features, but was able to fix it easily because I didn't do the blue yet.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Monster High Party

For the monster high party I did a lot of online browsing. Since they are fairly new, there wasn't a lot of homemade ideas. Many ideas were things to buy. My daughter also wanted to incorporate dirt dessert since it went with the monster/gore theme. Instead of using pudding I used ice cream... And it turned out great. I took vanilla ice cream and let it thaw for a bit. I spread it in a baking pan. Then added crushed Oreos. Then I took chocolate ice cream ,thawed it a bit and spread that on-top of the Oreos. Then I added some gummy worms. Take a look at some of the ideas I had. Enjoy!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Halloween Stromboli

I know this isn't for a birthday or a cake but it turned out so cool. What a fun idea to make for dinner on halloween night or for a Halloween party. It's quick and easy. I took pizza dough and flattened it out. I added cheese (can add meat, veggies, etc also). Then I rolled it up. I pinched the dough in the right spot to make knuckle marks. I used green food color to make the green gross nails. The finished product would have pizza sauce at the bottom of the fingers to make it look like blood.

Girl Scout Daisy Cake

This is made from two 9x13 cakes to layer. JoAnn fabrics has the daisy candies to put on top. Simple cake to make.

Spongebob Cake

This is made from two 9x13 cakes. It's a layered cake. Then decorate. Simple cake to do.

Kick Buttowski Cake

I made two 9x13 cakes. Cut out a circle from each (same size). It is a layered cake. Use the leftovers (should be two rectangles) to form the hand. Then it's just a matter of decorating it.

Pirate party

Here are some images from our pirate party. Acmoore and Michael's have a ton of pirate themed crafts, which I used for favors.
The cake is just two 9x13 cakes. You icing the bottom one and set some candy and coins down less in the back of the cake and more in the front. Then, with help, lay the second layer on top, it should lay at an angle. Then you icing the top and smooth it along the edges to connect the back two pieces. Add in more candy and coins to fill in spots.
I also made a huge display of a treasure map. All out of construction paper.

Super Mario Party

This has been my favorite party to decorate. There are just so many things to do. I made the cupcake holders out of building blocks and construction paper. The ghost hanging from the ceiling is made from white balloons and a sharpie. The cupcakes are just green and red icing with white chocolate chips put in upside down. After the cupcakes were cooked I added another white paper liner and drew black ovals for eyes. All the extras to add character were chocolate mustache molds, marshmallow for ice power, star cookies for star power, and red candies for fire power. The wall decorations were just clip art I found online. I made a scene from them and brown construction paper for blocks. So much fun!!

Unicorn and Rainbow Party

When my daughter said she wanted a unicorn and rainbow party I thought the combo of the two was strange. To my surprise it went really well together. Here are some images of her special day.

Luau Party

My daughter wanted to have a luau themed party. We made mini beach cupcakes. Using gel icing I made little flip flops and stuck a drink umbrella in each.
To add in extra fun, we made photo props. I used a cardboard box and white paper. Designed the images (a mermaid and a surfer) and cut out a hole for the head. So stinking cute!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

For my son's third birthday we had a Mickey Mouse theme.  We went to and printed out a banner and some other decorations.  I made a cake in the shape of Mickeys face.  For the cake I made four separate cakes.  Two in pie plates and 2 in those little casserole circle dishes.  I layered the two large circle adding icing in the middle.  Then place each small circle on the top side for the ears.  I used chocolate icing for the ears and some of the face, then white for his face.  I had the gel tubes to make his eyes and mouth.  I wish I had more pictures to show, but this was just my first themed party and I had no idea I would make a blog about it years later. 
For each child I had card stock cut out into Mickey ears with their name on it.  I also had pin the nose on Mickey.