Bright Cake

Ohhh! How pretty! Who wouldn’t like a fun cake like this at a party? Or any other event for that matter. I would! It is a cake with an adorable heart shaped cake inside it. Too difficult for you? I thought that too but it really isn’t. After watching this tutorial I believe that I can pull off a fun hidden surprise cake! Boxed cake mixes, frosting, cookie cutter (any shape), fondant, cake pan…You got this!

This tutorial shows how to put a tie dye heart inside a yummy cake but it could really be any shape, flavor, and color! This is so great! Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Christmas. So versatile! Love it.

This surprise, hidden inside a cherry pie, is going to make your day! Maybe even week. Where Can I get one? Get ready to have your heart melt. Ready? Here you go. Heat, melt away.

Here’s the delicious video tutorial… Enjoy!

SKittles

Yum! I’m starving and seeing this delicious cake only makes it worse. Sugar! Love it! It will rot our teeth and make us fat if we gobbled it up every day but it’s ok to indulge once in a while. Why not indulge is this bright colorful tasty treat?! I think I will. I know the fam will be so happy with this dessert!

I hope you have experienced the goodness that is a poke cake. Normally they are made with jello but there are recipes that range from pudding to strawberry lemonade. Very good. My Granny used to make them all the time. This cake, talk about a blast from the past! This version of the cake is made with skittles. I think everyone loves that candy so I’m pretty sure everyone will love this cake.

This is a little more time consuming than a regular cake but worth it. Melting the skittles down unto a gel can take a little bit of time. I’m still game to try. This is an amazing video tutorial, complete with recipe, detailed steps, and all ingredients listed out for us! I’m so excited to feature this here today! Vanilla/white cake with skittles colors and flavors? Yes please!

Life is too short to not have fun and try delicious desserts. Wine And Glue has 30 delicious poke cake recipes you must try someday! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Here they are.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Dog Shaped Cake

Where was I on the day talent was handed out? Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes must have been at the front of the line hogging it all. She is a talented baker and a gifted sculptor. Check out this video of her making a dog cake right before your eyes. It’s patterned after her family’s beloved Golden Labradoodle and the cake was made for her Dad’s birthday. It looks pretty real to me.

I’d have a hard time with eating this. Should you eat something that you’ve spent so much time on? It’s just so detailed and beautiful! It took four days to make this puppy shaped cake. Four days! I’d have probably given up halfway through and eaten it. I hate to break it to you DIYers but this isn’t for the novices.

Coolest Birthday Cakes really lives up to its name. It has the most fabulous pictures of cakes. The animal shaped ones are the best. The hummingbird and the owl are my favorites!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

DIY Fondant

DIY fondant is so simple to make that you only need three ingredients. Four if you count the food coloring. Two if you consider that the Crisco is only to keep things from sticking. I have powdered sugar and vegetable shortening but I’m fresh out of marshmallows. I just used them all to make marshmallow shot glasses. I don’t regret that decision but I do need to head to the store to stock up on some more so I can make this fondant. It’s the perfect recipe!

There are a couple of wonderful video tutorials and I watched every second of them! I suggest you do the same and read every instruction! Making fondant is a lot like baking bread. It’s time consuming but worth it in the end. There is a lot of kneading. When making this be sure to take your time. There are a lot of variables that go into homemade fondant. (Who knew?) Climate, temperature, consistency, etc. Also don’t forget your apron! This is a messy and sticky treat. Here is another fondant recipe from Allrecipes.com. Slightly different but no less delicious. Yum.

Find the complete tutorial from Cute DIY Projects here…

CuteDIYProjects: Simple Marshmallow Fondant Recipe Anyone Can Use

Fondant Tractor Cake

I’m soooo excited to feature this cake from Rose bakes. She is a baking/cake decorating genius and I’m not just saying that. Her tractor cake is stunning, as is the tutorial. There is a detailed list of ingredients and step by step instructions, complete with pictures. Wonderful pictures! Do you have a little boy in love with tractors and mud? Or even a little girl who is a tomboy? Then this cake might be for you! It’s adorable.

This cake is covered with lots of frosting and lots of fondant! Yum-o. Love love love! There is so much detail! Just look at the tires and the fence! She makes it look so effortless but I’m skeptical that mine would look this amazing on the first try. I would do a practice cake (or ten) before using one for a party or special event. Be sure and not make this beautiful cake to early and definitely keep it at room temp. If you make it more than a day before your event it can ‘sag,’ and if you refrigerate it the fondant will sweat as it warms up. See? I did my research, I’m all about making this cake!

If you are getting excited about this cake and want to try your hand at making your own, be sure and check out Make It And Love It as well.

Find the full tractor tutorial from Rose Bakes here…

Rose Bakes: How To Make A Tractor Cake (Picture Tutorial)

DIY Owl Cake

Um, I love this cake! It looks a little bit like an adorable furby (which makes me love it even more!). Owls are the cutest woodland creature and this cake is no exception. I can’t believe that it is a DIY. It looks incredibly professional but it’s not that hard to make if you follow all the instructions. The steps lined out in the tutorial are wonderful! The pretty pictures are very helpful too. I love the red bow!

I love cake, frosting, and fondant. Who doesn’t love sugar and marshmallows? Fondant is the most fun dessert to play with. It’s like play dough but tastes better! The kids will have fun playing with the scraps while you work. I am going to have to find a ball cake pan. Start out with the cupcake version if the cake intimidates you. Disney Baby has a delicious idea. Find it here

Get the full tutorial from Joyfully Home here…

Joyfully Home: Owl Cake Tutorial

These Cakes Are Too Amazing To Eat

How can people be so creative?! I am green with envy at the talent these people possess. I might have this skill level someday but not yet. I tip my hat to you if you are one of these fabulous master bakers. I would pay good money for someone to make one of these cakes for me (probably the library one). Maybe my guests won’t know I didn’t make it!

The planet Earth or Saturn cakes would be perfect for a kiddos geography or science class. If my kids and I worked together I think we could pull it off. But the snake cake is a no go for me! So scary and real looking. It is absolutely terrifying and I wouldn’t be able to eat it, let alone make it. Check out these other cakes from webneel. They will blow your mind!

Here’s the link to Awesome Inventions’ full roundup…

Awesome Inventions: These Cakes Are Too Amazing To Eat

Pinata Cake With M&Ms

I’ve always wondered how to make a cake like this. Guess what? It’s pretty simple! Don’t believe me? i should be mopping the floor has a great tutorial proving that even the ‘bakingly challenged’ can whip this one out. It is sure to blow ‘em away! Not only does it look amazing, but it’s two fabulous desserts in one. How fun is that?! (And delicious.)

Learn how to make it here…

IShouldBeMoppingTheFloor – Pinata Cake With M&Ms Tutorial

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