Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cowboy Hat Cake

I forgot to take pictures of the process of this one but it's pretty simple.

All you need is:
Sheriff Badge


Top view
I baked a round cake and then a cake in a bowl. The round cake I shaped into an oval then used my scraps to build up the edges for a brim. The cake baked in a bowl was placed flat side down on top of the oval. Then I cut the top of two Twinkies off and put them on top of the bowl cake.


Front View
I didn't use a tip for this cake. I just frosted it with a chocolate cream cheese frosting. It made it much easier to hide seams where I built and it also gave it more of worn look like a real cowboy hat would have :)

To finish I put a Sheriff badge on the front of it and then cut the cake board so you couldn't see it and placed it on a handkerchief with the plates and napkins. It was so fast and easy and my 6 year old Loved it!

Finished Cowboy Hat Cake

Elmo Cake/Cupcakes

I was also asked to make my niece her very own cake to eat for her first birthday and Elmo is her favorite so I made an Elmo cake for her and then some Elmo cupcakes to go along with the Cookie Monster cupcakes. I am not a fan of characters because they always look silly or off if they aren't EXACTLY perfect but since it was for my nieces first birthday I decided to give it a try.

All you need is:

This was my first Marble cake and I was surprised at how easy it was to do! If any of you need an awesome marble cake recipe let me know and I'll gladly give you the one I used.

making marble cake

marbled cake batter

Shaping Elmo's head
For the Elmo cake I just baked a round cake. Then I cut the top two corners (if a circle had corners lol) out and shaped what was left at the top into the eyes.

To frost Elmo I used my Wilton's Grass tip to give it more of a long fur or hairy look rather than a short fuzzy look (like a teddy bear or cookie monster). His eyes I frosted white with a spatula and then added the black round pupils.

Furry Elmo

His mouth is just frosted black and his nose is a peach flavored marshmallow I found that just happened to be about the right size. It turned out not too bad considering it was made from scratch without a mold.

Finished Elmo cake.

The Elmo cupcakes were pretty similar to the cake. They are frosted with the same tip as the cake and the eyes and nose are marshmallows (just smaller) but the mouth is an Oreo cut in half rather than frosted.

Frosted with Oreo mouth on
I wasn't very impressed with my Elmo Cupcakes but the Elmo cake and Cookie Monster cupcakes were cute enough that it didn't matter :)

All the finished Cupcakes and Cake

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

I'm sure a lot of you have seen these cute little cupcakes floating around on the internet. My SIL asked me to make the cake for the guests at my nieces first birthday. She said she wanted Sesame Street themed so I was so excited to have an excuse to try these out!

All you need is:


Mouth Slit
Very first thing I did was pull the wrappers off and cut a slit for a mouth on the side. Then I broke the cookies in half and put the cookies in the mouth slit.

Cookie in mouth
Then I just star tipped the top of the cupcake in blue frosting. Super easy!!

Cupcake all startipped
To finish up I just used marshmallows for the white's of his eyes. I then frosted the blacks of his eyes (one towards the top of the marshmallow and one towards the bottom) with black frosting. All done! It only took about 15 minutes to do all the cookie monster cupcakes! Loved these!

Finished Cookie Monster Cupcake