Diet Coke Cake

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great summer. I’m back with another cake post, this time for my dear old mom’s birthday. This year’s inspiration comes from my mom’s slight addiction to Diet Coke, and while I’m not saying I condone her obsession (I have been trying to get her to lay off that stuff for years) I had to admit that it would make a pretty awesome cake. I started off by pouring melted dark chocolate into an empty Coke bottle, using it as a mold to create the exterior shell. Once the chocolate hardened, I peeled away the plastic bottle and filled the chocolate shell with layers of Coke flavored cake and frosting. Reapplying the label and bottle cap were the perfect finishing touches to this deceivingly delicious cake.

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Valentine’s Cupcake Bouquet

Happy belated Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you had a pleasant holiday. This flower pot cupcake bouquet is something that I had been wanting to try out for a while. It is super easy, makes a great gift, and can easily work for a variety of occasions including baby showers, birthdays, get well gifts, etc. All you need is a standard terra cotta pot, a foam ball that sits nicely atop the pot, approximately 18 cupcakes, toothpicks, and some tissue paper. Simply attached the cupcakes (without frosting) using toothpicks to the foam ball. Frost the cupcakes and complete with green tissue paper to disguise the remaining foam from showing. That’s it! Now share with friends and family!

Grandma’s 80th!

Hello everyone and happy October! I’m back at it with another cake post, this time for my Grandma’s big 8-0. I wanted this cake to be different from any of my previous cakes so I took a more traditional approach. I learned a new quilting technique which turned out to be super easy to do and looks so beautiful and understated. I also made the cake topper myself after being inspired by similar designs I had seen online. I was pleasantly surprised by the finished product and my Grandma loved it too 🙂

Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

Hello there everyone! Long time no post. I apologize. Life has been keeping me pretty busy, but not busy enough to pass up an opportunity to make another fun birthday cake. Today is my super cute neighbor’s 7th b-day and so I decided to surprise her with a cute Hello Kitty cake. It was super simple to make and I even learned how to make a fondant bow! Happy Birthday Emily!

Big Gulp

Ok guys, I promise this will be my last cake post for a while. What can I say? I’m obsessed. This week we celebrated my dad’s birthday and in brainstorming ideas for his cake, I decided to create a 7-Eleven Big Gulp. My dad has a very strange diet, with his favorite “meal” probably consisting of a large fountain soda and a Powerbar. That being said, he loved the cake and I have to say, I think it came out pretty cute as well!

 

Donut You Want Some?

Last week was my mom’s birthday and so of course I took the opportunity to play around in the kitchen and make another cake! I wasn’t lying in my earlier post, I really am slightly obsessed with cake decorating. My mom, on the other hand, is slightly obsessed with donuts and there came the inspiration for this fun and easy cake. I used a standard bundt pan to achieve the general shape of the donut, iced the whole thing in light brown buttercream and topped it off with a little bit of pink fondant to resmeble the icing. The sprinkles are, I think, what ties the whole thing together. Overall, it was a very easy-to-do cake that ended up being a crowd-pleaser.

Move Over Cake Boss

Yesterday my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and so I decided that I wanted to make them a cute little cake (it’s only 4 inches in diameter). Within the past year, I have become slightly obsessed with TLC’s Cake Boss and all its various spin-offs. I was also a diehard Ace of Cakes fan back in the day. I can sit and watch those shows for hours. I love them so much that back in March I actually signed up for Wilton’s beginner cake decorating class at my local Michaels craft store. The class introduced me to basic buttercream techniques but this was my first attempt at using fondant, which ended up being very easy to use and looks so nice and clean. Dear friends and family, you can now expect fabulous cakes from me for all future birthdays and holidays.