Friday, May 31, 2013

Super Friday

Continuing in my "cartoon" theme this week's final offering is about Superheros.
There's lots of cakes, cupcakes, cakepops and cookies out there with these themes and here's just a very few of them.

Best Dressed Cookies in NSW has these neat superhero cookies

The New Edge in Syney blogged about her spiderman cakepops.

From Bellisimo comes this really good Batman cake - the figure was purchased but the rest is cake and fondant.

Cakes by Carol has this impressive spiderman cake (I could do this! Not!).

I think this next two are very effective from Gingerbread Lady (and do-able for me if I could keep my hands from shaking during the piping!): 

And how cute are these iced biscuits from Butterwinks featuring Wonderwoman, Batman and Flash.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's just peanuts.

I'm having a trip down memory lane back to the days when there were no computers and no internet, no smarty phones and we got a lot of our advice about life from the newspapers - and especially from the "funnies" and more specifically from the "Peanuts" cartoon strip with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

First up is from Tiffany's Baking Co.

From the Charlie Brown Cafe in Hong Kong (yes there really is one!) come these desserts which have chocolate moulded faces on top.

This cute-as Charlie and Snoopy from Cake Love:

From the Cake Bar comes these great cake pops:

Lots of really good Snoopy cookies from A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe (they mention that they use a projector - so I think they project the image onto the undecorated cookie and trace the outlines with the icing bag:

And finally from Pink Apron:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Of mice and monsters

Couture Cakehouse Melbourne has made a few cartoon character themed cakes, like this Sesame Street cake for a first birthday. Bold colours and simple design. Cake pops too.

This really nice Minnie cake - I love, love, love the bow - also with cake pops to match!

 Further down their page there's this gorgeous cake box with a bow - yes I know not "cartoon-themed, but hey it's my blog and I can do what I like - so there! 

There's lots to see here - it's worth a scroll down to see their wonderful pirate ship and the spiderman-on-the-building cake with cake pops to match.

"Are you thinking what I'm thinking, B1?" 
"I think I am, B2!"
I'm thinking that these are very good-looking cakes with a nice professional finish to them.

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sunshine Mickey Peppa Bob

Today's blog is continuing the theme of cartoon character cakes. I found a whole heap of these on the facebook page of Fabulous Cakes who are over in Point Cook, Vic. Like this cute Little Miss Sunshine cake:

I like to try and figure out how the decoration was done and I reckon this Mickey Mouse cake was done using paper stencils to cut out each piece from coloured fondant (I even think I could give that a go!). 

Here's their take on Peppa Pig (a very popular theme for kids' cakes I've found). Love the wee house.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? 

My kids watch that - my "kids" are 17 and 20 - what's the attraction? I think it's plain daft. 
I like the cake though.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hello Monday

The "theme" thing worked so well for me last week that I'm going to do it again.
Ahem...this week's theme is "cartoon characters".
Today I'll be looking at "Hello Kitty".
I've seen this character a few times in cakes and here's a couple of examples (if you go to their websites you'll get a tutorial too!)

This first "standing" one is from Gina Rouchy of Gina's Cakes and you'll find the tutorial here.

From Deborah Hwang Cakes this cake also has a very good detailed tutorial and perhaps a bit easier than the one above:

Here's her other version (oops - she has no whiskers!).
I like the tiny dots to represent stitches - it's a nice detail.

Check out Deborah's other tutorials - she has a neat way of decorating cakes using paper templates that you could apply to any theme.

And from Bakerella some darn cute Hello Kitty pops. 
There are a couple of how-to pics here including how they made those ears.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Final house day

This is the final day of my "houses" theme on the blog and I thought I'd do something a bit lateral to cakes. 
Packaging. Yep - cartons, bags, packets - things you put stuff in and specifically things you put cakes in and even more specific than that - house shaped bags/cartons, packets.
I've noticed that you have to buy these cartons in large quantities so why not make them yourself.
Here's a basic pattern for a house-shaped box and if you make the sides a bit deeper then the house will be taller.

You can also download this next house box pattern from Rabbit Laser USA

So here's some decorating ideas:
A nice house with a picket fence from

An old fashioned "shop" container from Alibaba.

Or this cutie-pie from Damask Love which she made herself using rubber stamps:

Here's some more to give you ideas.

Another cute Gable House box from Lisa Dorsey:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cupcake houses

I'm having a great time this week with my "houses" theme. 
Today I'm looking at house cupcakes.
A cupcake presents only a small area on which to build your house and I found the following examples.
From Vivian’s Blog-O-Rama come these wee houses made from marshmallows, tiny lollies and fruit roll up grass with toblerone for the roofs (or is that "rooves"?)

From The Cupcake Blog comes this cheerful wee house - lots of detail and quite fiddly I would imagine.

Here's a neat solution to the house theme on cupcakes - add a flat house made from fondant using a house-shaped cutter from Cupcake Passion.

And from Wilton come these cuties (which I suspect are actually made in one of those big cupcake baking tins you can get now). They have a bit of a fairy tale look to them, but in different colours would I think, look more "housey" than fairytale castle. Very sweet though.

Have a great day everyone.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I'm in House Heaven

Oh my giddy Aunt, I'm in house heaven with house cookies and biscuits galore!
Just look at these beautiful houses (in case you missed it, I'm on a mission this week to bring house-shaped cakey/cookie thingies to your eyes, based on a momentous happening in my very small life at age 5 - see Monday's post).

First one has very nice piped decorations and comes from Scrumptious Surprises

From Domestic Sugar I like this sweet house which was made as a thank you gift:

This next group of colourful houses come from Ashleigh's Cookie Couture and were made for an open house viewing.
With just 5 colours there is lots of variety.

I love the simple colours of these houses from Funky Cookie Studio

And finally here's some beautiful ones with picket fences and keys in pastel tones from Bake at 350.
They also give a step-by-step pictorial of how they iced these beauties.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Doing a theme this week on houses (see yesterday's post) and today's house offerings are in the form of cake pops.

I've made a few cake pops over the last couple of years - mostly at Christmas time -  and I think these would be a good house-warming gift.

Here's a couple from Vypassetti Cake Pops in the USA:

Here's one with a roof made from what looks like some sort of wafer - it's from Lil' Cutie Pops in New Jersey USA:

Whilst not strictly speaking a "house", Big Ben however, is part of the Houses of Parliament (see what I did there) and this one is from KC Bakes (I like the double-decker bus too).

I found these ones at From Rosie's Kitchen in England and she did make them for a house-warming party:

Make sure you check out Rosie's facebook page as she has lots of great cake pops on there.

Until tomorrow...