Showing posts with label DIY Cake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY Cake. Show all posts

Monday, April 28, 2014

Minecraft "Creeper" Cupcake Cake | DIY Cakes


Hi Everybody!!! 

Sorry I haven't been around much lately! April has been a crazy month for me starting with my son's birthday parties, yes there was more than one! Then there was Easter, and yesterday we celebrated my daughter's First Communion. Needless to say, I will have a lot to share with you all, so stay tuned 😉

Today, I want to share with you the Minecraft "Creeper" Cupcake Cake that I made for my son's (friends) birthday party. I had already made him a Minecraft Cake for the party we had for him with just the family. But this cupcake cake was a whole lot easier and quicker to make :)

Here are a few iPhone pics I took of the process and some tips on how to put one of these cakes together!

Minecraft "Creeper" Cupcake Cake | DIY Cakes

First, you will need to figure out how you want to layout your cupcakes. Then squeeze them as close as possible together. This will prevent you from wasting a bunch of icing. To secure the cupcakes to the board just add a little frosting to the bottom of the cupcakes. This will ensure they do not slide around while you frost them! Then pipe the buttercream around the perimeter of the cupcakes and fill the spaces in between. Cover the remaining exposed areas of the cupcakes with more icing.

Minecraft "Creeper" Cupcake Cake | DIY Cakes

Smooth the top of the cupcakes flat using an icing spatula.

Minecraft "Creeper" Cupcake Cake | DIY Cakes

I used black fondant for the face of my creeper. To do that, I just found an image online and printed it out. I then cut out the face and placed the image over the rolled out black fondant. Next, I used a sharp blade to cut out the shapes from the fondant. Place the face of the Creeper centered onto the cake... Now, wasn't that easy?!

Minecraft "Creeper" Cupcake Cake | DIY Cakes

Hope you liked my little "Creeper" Cupcake Cake, maybe even inspired you to try making your own  :)

Up Next Minecraft Dynamite Party Favors!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Minecraft Cake | DIY Cakes

Last week my son entered his double-digit years!
The BIG 10!!! I'm still wondering how this could have happened so quickly, at this rate he will be an adult soon! It feels just like I brought him home from the hospital last week 😥

This year for his 10th Birthday he wanted a Minecraft Themed Cake. Like so many other kids, he is a huge fan of the game and loves playing it! I honestly don't know what the point of the game is but I like that it is a very creative game, and I'm all about creativity!

Here is his Creeper/Minecraft Cake!

Minecraft Cake | DIY Cakes


This cake was baked in 9" square cake pans.

Bottom 3 layers were chocolate flavored and the top 3 vanilla. The entire cake was frosted with vanilla buttercream icing, covered and decorated with fondant.

Measured 6" tall.

Here is my big Boy!
With the cutest smile on his face as he's trying to hold up this heavy cake! For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you would have seen this picture I posted last night ;)

Minecraft Cake | DIY Cakes


If you're planning on making a Minecraft Cake for your next birthday party, I hope my version has inspired you a little. Just like the game itself, you can be creative with the cake as well!

Click below for more Minecraft inspiration!


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Party Planning  :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Thomas the Train Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes


"They're two they're four they're six and eight
Shunting trucks and hauling freight 
red and green and brown and blue
they're the really useful crew"


Do you have that song stuck in your head now? Hehe! I remember those years when my son Tomas was infatuated with Thomas the Train. I miss those days 😢

Well this weekend I had the pleasure of making a Thomas the Train Cake for another little friend! Happy Birthday Sam! I hope you have an awesome Birthday Party!!!

So without further ado here is Thomas!

Thomas the Train Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes

This is quite a tall cake, approx 6" in height baked in 9" cake pans.
The bottom layer is chocolate flavored and the top vanilla. The entire cake was frosted with vanilla buttercream icing, covered and decorated with fondant.

Thomas the Train Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes

I love how cute these 3D clouds and the trees turned out!
With every cake I make I learn something new. Sometimes I wish I had more time to take actual decorating classes... but who has time these days! Thank goodness for Mr.You Tube, my go-to an instructor, lol!

Thomas the Train Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes

I hope you like my take on Thomas the Train Cake. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Crafting whatever it may be! :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cristiano's Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes


 Yesterday my husband I had the honor of becoming God Parents to the cutest little guy! May God Bless Cristiano and his Family!

Of course I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to make a cake for this special occasion. It's a little different but I'm happy with the results ;)

Cristiano's Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes


Top layer - Vanilla flavored - baked in 9x13 inch rectangle

Bottom layer - Chocolate flavored - baked in an 11-inch square pan

The entire cake was frosted with vanilla buttercream icing and covered with fondant.

Cristiano's Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes

 I'm so used to creating round cakes that this square cake was a little challenging for me, guess I just need more practice with them, lol!

Cristiano's Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Harley Davidson / Ferrari 40th Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes

This weekend I had the privilege to make a Harley Davidson/Ferrari 40th birthday cake for a really close friend of ours. Happy Birthday Victor!

Anyone who knows Victor knows he loves his Harley and loves Ferrari! 
I actually wasn't too sure how they were going to come together, but I have to say it is one of my favorite cakes. So happy with how it turned out!

Harley Davidson / Ferrari 40th Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes


Top layer - Vanilla flavored - baked in two 6 inch round

Bottom layer - Chocolate flavored - baked in a 10 inch round pan
The entire cake was frosted with vanilla buttercream icing and covered with fondant.


Harley Davidson / Ferrari 40th Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes

The hardest part of this cake was hand cutting out the Harley and Ferrari logos. So challenging, learned so much but so pleased with the results :)

Harley Davidson / Ferrari 40th Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes

Here's a side view.

Harley Davidson / Ferrari 40th Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes

I hope you like this cake as much as I enjoyed making and eating some of it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Darth Vader Cake | DIY Cakes

Any Star Wars fans out there? If so, this one is for you! 

Today I want to share with you a Darth Vader cake I made for a friend of mines'  husband.

Darth Vader Cake | DIY Cakes

Happy Birthday John... May the 40th be with you! 
I wonder how many times he heard that this weekend?LOL! 

Here is the side view of Darth's head

Darth Vader Cake | DIY Cakes

Cake details...

I used 1, 10-inch cake pan to bake the bottom layer
The top layer was baked in a Pyrex bowl
Measured 7 inches tall
Flavor chocolate
 Frosted with a vanilla buttercream icing
Covered with black fondant

I hope you liked my Darth Vader Cake if you are planning a Star Wars Party make sure you check out this and this link for more ideas.

Stay tuned for a baby shower cake I also made for this weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by, 
Happy Cake Decorating :)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Despicable Me 2 Minion Cake | DIY Cakes

I am super excited to share with you all the Despicable Me 2 Minion Cake I made for a double birthday party this past weekend! My Goddaughter Stella chose the theme for the party. My sister also turned 20 this week so the families got together for their joint party! So of course, I brought the cake ;)

Here is your first look of many pics to follow! Doesn't he look excited?!

Despicable Me 2 Minion Cake | DIY Cakes

My Goddaughter Stella turned 4, I thought it would be cute to have the Yellow Minion hold 4 candles and have the top portion of the cake represent her. While the bottom Minion, was made for my sister Catarina who turned 20 this week!

Really happy about how it all came together!

Despicable Me 2 Minion Cake | DIY Cakes

Top View

Despicable Me 2 Minion Cake | DIY Cakes

Close Up

Despicable Me 2 Minion Cake | DIY Cakes

 The Top Yellow Minion Cake - Chocolate cake frosted with chocolate buttercream icing
baked in a 6 inch round pan (3 layers) - measured around 9 inches tall

Bottom Purple Minion Cake - Vanilla Cake - Vanilla buttercream icing
baked in an 11 inch round pan (2 layers) - measured 4 inches tall

All covered with Fondant

Despicable Me 2 Minion Cake | DIY Cakes

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you liked my take on Despicable Me 2's Minion Cake! I had a lot of fun making it and a better time eating it!!! Yummo!

Happy Crafting! :)

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