Chocolate-Mousse-Filled Moose Cake
I put together an HO-scale drive-in structure kit which holds a 7" tablet. I created an animated birthday video and loaded onto the tablet, purchased real vintage toy cars from the 1950s and put them all on the sheet cake with supports and wax paper (I use wax paper under any non-edible items for sanitary/safety reasons and hide with an extra layer of frosting).
Birthday cake for someone who has a huge garden and chickens,
and builds outdoor masonry ovens. The fence is of cinnamon sticks, the party flags are of edible icing sheets, and apart from the oven framing, flag poles, banner, and cookie crumble "dirt", everything else you see is made of icing from the rooftop to the chickens. The chimney "smoked" with a miniature humidifier and the embers glowed and "crackled" by use of battery-operated leds and velum paper. The cake was German chocolate. Half was filled with a coconut and pecan frosting, and the other half was cherry-filled.
This is what I call a "Spumoni Cake". I made a pistachio cake
by adding pistachio pudding and a few drops green food coloring
to scratch-made white cake. It is layered with vanilla and cherry cake,
but could be layered with chocolate and cherry, or even strawberry for those who don't like cherry. Garnished with crushed pistachios, edible silver heart glitter.
My son wanted a cake with Oreos and didn't care what it looked like.
I've done a more traditional Oreo cake (pictured somewhere on this site), so I decided to do something different. He approved :)
This is a Legend of Zelda Triforce cake with his name, age, and the words "happy birthday" in Hylian script. This version of the Hylian is from the Game Cube Version of LOZ: Twilight Princess.
The sides of the Triforce triangle represent Power, Wisdom and Courage.
Both of the images are of the same cake. The image on the left is the cake in a lighted room. The image on the right shows it after it was moved into the dimly-lit party hall with moving colored spotlights shining upon it. The left image isn't completely clear, but the cake was themed in a psychedelic flower-child style for a 60th birthday party.
Random swirls, flowers, and symbols adorn the cake in yellow, pale blue, pink, orange, and lavender icing. There are also delicate edible flowers and butterflies all around. I cut tiny squares into the tops of each cake and inserted a multi-color flashing light cube into each square. I then inserted 'shroom frames onto each cake, and each holds a different high-school photo of the recipient or psychedelic imagery.
The total height (with the cake top) was approximately 40 inches. Cake flavors were chocolate, orange, and lemon.