I made this adorable Rapunzel cake for my youngest daughter's 5th birthday party.  You can see the step-by-step tutorial on my blog at Rapunzel Cake.

This is a cake that I made for my daughter's 1st birthday.  I used the  Wilton football cake pan and turned it into the ladybug with creative decor.  The antennas are black pipe cleaners with black pom poms on the end.  A new way to use an ordinary cake pan.


These cakes were for my daughter's 7th birthday party at Monkey Bizness.  I found the recipe and directions on Parenting.com.  Here are the decorating supplies that I used:

  • can chocolate cake frosting for brown
  • can of white cake frosting with small amount of orange food coloring to make peach color for mouth area
  • top hair = chocolate licorice
  • fur = chocolate sprinkles
  • eyes = Oreos split in half and topped with chocolate frosting for pupils
  • nostrils = chocolate covered almonds
  • mouth - red licorice
  • ears - chocolate covered donuts
Here is the pattern from Parenting.com that I used to form the side of the faces.

This Elmo cake was for my daughter's 2nd birthday.  I used the Wilton Elmo cake pan along with Wilton food coloring for the buttercream icing. 

These Nemo cakes are some of my first attempts ever at decorating.  I made them years ago for a joint 1st birthday party with my daughter and nephew.   I used the Wilton football cake pan as my base and then decorated around the cake on the platter.  The kids loved them!!

Care Bears were the theme of my daughter's 1st birthday party with family.  This was truly my first attempt at cake decorating.  I thought they turned out great.  The cake pan was discontinued and I bought it on eBay.  Probably paid a little too much for the pan, but I think it was worth it.  I still have it if anyone is interested in purchasing. 

For my daughter's 3rd birthday we went with a farm theme.  The party was supposed to be at Deanna Rose Farmstead but got rained out.  The kids didn't seem to care and enjoyed the celebration anyway when we moved it to Monkey Bizness.  They still ran around in cowboy hats and devoured the food.  I found the idea for the barn cake from BettyCrocker.com.  My favorite cupcake ideas were on FamilyFun.com.  Enjoy!!