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Welcome to AdventuresInCake!!!

Hello! I collect hobbies and my newest acquisition is cake decorating. I'm so excited to be experimenting with icing cakes and hope you will enjoy seeing all the fun stuff I make!!!

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Project # 60 - Anniversary Cake

Anniversary Cake
Anniversary Cake
The cake was blue velvet with white chocolate cream cheese icing. Yum!
Top of Cake
Top of Cake
This cake had white roses and blue forget-me-not type flowers on it. All made from buttercream
Mini Cupcakes
Mini Cupcakes
Blue Velvet Cupcakes with a flower-inspired icing piped on top
Blue Velvet Mini Cupcakes
Blue Velvet Mini Cupcakes
As you can see, these are some very blue cupcakes. They are actually a red velvet cake made from scratch; however, instead of red food coloring I used blue...

Project # 59 - Wedding Cake

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Project # 58 - Golf Ball Cake

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Project # 57 - Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies

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Project # 56 - S'mores Whoopie Pie

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Project # 55 - Candycorn and Peanuts

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Project # 54 - Monster Cake

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Project # 53 - Pumpkin Pie

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Project # 52 - Hello Kitty Cake

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Project # 51 - Monster Cupcakes

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Project # 50 - Soccer Ball Cake

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Project # 49 - Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Cream Pie
Pumpkin Cream Pie
Pumpkin cake top and bottom filled with cream cheese frosting...Mmm!!!

Project # 48 - Peanut Candy Corn Cookies

Attempt #3
Attempt #3
perfect in flavor
Attempt #2
Attempt #2
Candy corn placed onto a peanut butter cookie after removing them from the oven
Attempt #2
Attempt #2
Ran out of candy corn so I had to use a pumpkin candy cut in half

Project # 47 - Crystal's Baby Shower Cake

Cake and Mini cupcakes
Cake and Mini cupcakes
This cake consisted of a four-layer 9-inch round cake decorated like a basket. A two-layer 6-inch round (under the white flowers) and a pumpkin shaped top cake.
The Pumpkin
The Pumpkin
A multicolored pumpkin with green leaf, stem and vines.
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Close Up Shot
I added pearl accents and luster dust to give it a little extra pizzazz
Top Shot
Top Shot
The top of the pumpkin cake...

Project # 46 - Red Velvet Cupcake

Pretty
Pretty
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Up Close
Up Close
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Mmm...
Mmm...
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Mmm...
Mmm...
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Project # 45 - Rainbow Cake

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Top View
Lots and lots of red...
Looks good...
Looks good...
...with the top cut out of the picture!
Funky Shaped Rainbow
Funky Shaped Rainbow
My first real attempt at carving a cake into a shape and well, it was kind of successful!

Project # 44 - Fruit Tart

Too Pretty to Eat
Too Pretty to Eat
Or it would be if I subscribed to that saying
My Tart
My Tart
Isn't it amazing what a little bit of extra effort can do to make something look pretty?

Project # 43 - Caley's Baby Shower

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Tie-Dye Star Cake...Take 2
Tie-Dye Star Cake...Take 2
Better colors and less cracking
Star Cake #2
Star Cake #2
Way cool, huh.
Up Close
Up Close

Really Up Close
Really Up Close

Project # 42 - Pretty in Pink ver. 2

Pretty in Pink...again
Pretty in Pink...again
This was a yellow cake with buttercream icing.
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Close Up

More Pretty in Pink
More Pretty in Pink

Matching Cupcakes
Matching Cupcakes

Small Pretty in Pink
Small Pretty in Pink

Red Velvet
Red Velvet

Cake Pops
Cake Pops

Another army of cake pops
Another army of cake pops

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Project # 41 - Tiramisu Cake

Layers...
Layers...
White cake drenched with coffee with mascarpone filling and a coffee flavored cake in between...and then covered with coffee flavored whipped cream
Mmm...
Mmm...
real whipped cream
Like Tiramisu
Like Tiramisu
but cake

Project # 40 - Dare-Devil's Fpod Cake

Donald's Parachute
Donald's Parachute
Kind of a wild parachute, huh...
Whole Cake
Whole Cake
Donald getting ready to hid some clouds...
Intense Donald
Intense Donald
Doesn't he look ticked off?
Cake and Sign
Cake and Sign
I added a banner behind Donald so I could add a personalized message
Donald's Close-Up
Donald's Close-Up

Banner
Banner
"Aging is for sissies"

Project # 39 - Barney Cake

Barney with Candle
Barney with Candle
Had to do minor brain surgery to get the candle to stay...
Barney Front
Barney Front

Barney Side
Barney Side

Barney Side
Barney Side

Banrey with Writing
Banrey with Writing

Barney Tail
Barney Tail

Barney Front
Barney Front

Project # 38 - Nathan Grad Cake

Up-Close Hat
Up-Close Hat
I thought this turned out really well considering I have no skill at drawing...
Half Sheet Cake
Half Sheet Cake
Congratulations is a LONG word!
Grad Cake
Grad Cake

Project # 37 - Miki's Retirement Cake

Miki's Giant Cupcake
Miki's Giant Cupcake
White chocolate cake with white chocolate/raspberry swirl buttercream
So pretty
So pretty
the swirls make the icing so pretty
Swirly Top
Swirly Top
Lots of flower-like swirls of icing
Pink and White
Pink and White
Mmm...
Regular Cupcakes
Regular Cupcakes
I also made some regular sized cupcakes...

Project # 36 - Melanie Graduation Cake

Daisy Up Close
Daisy Up Close
So, this was supposed to have been a Gerber Daisy. Mixed feelings on how realistic it is, but it sure looks pretty!
Melanie's Cake
Melanie's Cake
She said she loved Gerber Daisies and wanted a "retro" theme...
Congrats, Melanie
Congrats, Melanie
I felt that the cake would be much prettier without any of my horrible lettering on it!
Swirls
Swirls
I think this kind of looks like wind currents...
More of Melanie's Graduation Cake
More of Melanie's Graduation Cake
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Project # 35 - Flag Cakes

Italian Flag Cake
Italian Flag Cake
This was a strawberry cake with cotton candy icing (flavored with candy flavoring). A 9x13 sheet cake.
Swedish Flag Cake
Swedish Flag Cake
This was a blue raspberry cake with cotton candy icing (made with melted ice cream as flavoring). A 9x13 sheet cake.

Project # 34 - Blackberry Jamble Shortbread Bars

Mmm...
Mmm...
Blackberry shortbread heaven...

Project # 33 - Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Goodies
Red Velvet Goodies
I'm not a huge fan of all the red dye that goes into these, but they sure do taste yummy

Project # 32 - Italian Cream Cake

Three metric TONS of cake
Three metric TONS of cake
It's a plate breaker and a heart attack maker
Bucket, please
Bucket, please
Four layers of cake slathered with coconut walnut cream cheese frosting.

Project # 31 - Angela's Cake Pops

Army of Cake Pops
Army of Cake Pops
How cute are these...
Pop and Tag
Pop and Tag
Celebrating the Birth of...
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Close Up
still cute

Project # 30 - Bunny Cake

Furry Bunny
Furry Bunny
She didn't want coconut on the outside, so I had to come up with another way to make the icing look "furry." I took the icing knife and lightly tapped the icing to make peaks. Furry, right!
Easter Bunny Cake
Easter Bunny Cake
I thought this turned out nice. Tasted good too.

Project # 29 - Green Velvet Cookies

Army of Green Velvet Cookies
Army of Green Velvet Cookies
green velvet cookies with cream cheese icing
Taking a closer look
Taking a closer look
Mmm...

Project # 28 - Brach's Neapolitan Coconut Cupcakes

I am Cupcake...
I am Cupcake...
...hear me ROAR!!!

Project # 27 - Mini Heart Cakes

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Successful (mostly) are the one with the rose on top and the one with the ruffles. The one with the swirls was partially successful, and the other one was the one that I dropped. The last cake that I did is obviously not in this picture...
Rose on Top
Rose on Top
Shaky hands and no turn table make for wobbly, uneven lines (see green lines). The drop strings turned out nice and the rose was trial and error...a petal here, a petal there...
Rose on Top
Rose on Top
Overall, a nice little cake.
Rose On Top
Rose On Top
Yep, cake.
Ruffles
Ruffles
This one was my favorite! Lots of ruffles. Very dainty and pretty. Perfect for Valentine's Day.
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Ruffles
Used a small leaf tip for the green and a petal/rose tip for the pink ruffles.

Project # 26 - King Cake

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Project # 25 - First BIG Cake

Tada!!!
Tada!!!
Here it is in all its glory (or lack there of)...
Leaves and a Rose
Leaves and a Rose
First came the rose. Next came a couple of leaves. Then there was some cursing. And lastly came the leafy "ground cover" effect...
Drop Stings...
Drop Stings...
Not bad work for only having done these like twice before...
Another View
Another View
Yep...cake...
Oops...
Oops...
I was demonstrating how the cake stand wobbled when my mom exclaimed, "OH HONEY, A BUNCH JUST FELL OFF THE BACK OF THE CAKE!!!" To my dismay, I turned the cake and a couple of the drop strings had fallen off. I made the best of the situation. I didn't have any yellow icing left.

Lesson learned...don't shake the cake stand!

Project # 24 - Birthdays

Last Minute Cake
Last Minute Cake
Vader appears to be standing in a huge pile of something...
Slacker
Slacker
I spent about five minutes decorating this cake, so I figured it turned out okay for the amount of time that went into it. I'm such a bad Aunt!
Side Detail
Side Detail
I thought it would look cool to add some yellow sugar to the sides...alas, it didn't work out like I had planned.
Monster Cupcake
Monster Cupcake
This is supposed to be a furry monster
Disagreement with the Icing Tip
Disagreement with the Icing Tip
This icing tip and I seem to have an ongoing disagreement. I think it should be easy and it persists in being difficult.
Head Shot
Head Shot
Red eyes and all...

Project # 23 - Christmas Cake

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Project # 22 - Gretchen's Cake

The Inside
The Inside
How cool is that!
Top View
Top View
As you can tell from the top view, the drop strings on the top don't show up very well.
Peek-a-Boo
Peek-a-Boo
This little cakes leans in curiously to check out the funny camera taking its picture...
Whoa!
Whoa!
Extreme close up!
Close Up
Close Up
Whew, that's better.
Tie-dye
Tie-dye
The inside of this cake had the tie-dye effect in green and orange. You can get an idea of what it will look like, but it looks much, much cooler when you cut into the cake for real.
Tada!
Tada!
The drop strings show up better here than in the top view.
Another Shot
Another Shot
I wonder if it would have looked better with orange drop strings on the top part instead of green?
Jeez...
Jeez...
Okay, so I took a lot of pictures this time!
Last One...
Last One...
well, until I get a picture of the cake once they cut into it.

Project # 21 - Pretty in Pink

Big Top
Big Top
The pink swirls look so pretty
Ready for the close-up?
Ready for the close-up?
Smile!
Artsy Shot
Artsy Shot

Tada!
Tada!
Mmmm....

Project # 20 - Tanya's Giant Cupcake

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Project # 19 - Ce's Cake

One Picture
One Picture
Sadly, this was the only picture I was able to take of this cake.

Project # 18 - Thanksgiving

Mmm..Strawberry Cake
Mmm..Strawberry Cake
with cotton candy buttercream. Was very good but I think that I like the first try with the blue raspberry cake better. Couldn't taste the cotton-candyness as much this time.
Artistic Shot
Artistic Shot
Pretty, huh.
Well, I tried...
Well, I tried...
When doing drop strings I think it is important to measure, measure, measure...
Simple Cake
Simple Cake
The smaller tier turned out really short and domed. I didn't have the heart to cut it down. Not the most symmetrical cake I've ever made, but oh well.
Mmm...
Mmm...
Sure tasted good, though.
Pretty
Pretty
top shot of first cake
Cake 2
Cake 2
I tried to be a little more artistic with this one (in hopes that people would miss how horrible the shape of the top cake was).
Kind of...
Kind of...
it worked, kind of, right?
Good from Top
Good from Top
Sure looked good from a top view, though.

Project # 17 - Gage's Birthday

Mmm...
Mmm...

White cake?
White cake?
Who would think that a white cake is under all that chocolate icing? (Except perhaps for the person who noticed the cake crumbles on the foil)
Oreos
Oreos
Had to add the Oreos. Turned out well, I think.
Blurry
Blurry
the cake was moving, I swear!
The cakes stands alone...
The cakes stands alone...
Dark and brooding, the cake lurks in the shadows...

Project # 16 - TUMC Time and Talent Auction Cakes

Orange Cake with Orange Butter Cream Icing
Orange Cake with Orange Butter Cream Icing
No, none of it is flavored chocolate...
Basket with Flowers
Basket with Flowers
I thought I would try doing a fall basket with flowers. I was concerned that the brown on the flowers would make them look like they were wilting, but I think it turned out okay.
Top View
Top View
This was done the same way as the hydrangea cake...
Chocolate Fudge Cake with Mint Oreo/Chocolate Butter Cream
Chocolate Fudge Cake with Mint Oreo/Chocolate Butter Cream
So, lessons learned...put the crumbles on BEFORE you put the finishing edges on...don't put crumbles where you want to put more icing because the icing won't stick...
Another Shot
Another Shot
I opted to leave part of the bottom of the cake without icing because the cake had such a nice rich color all on its own.
Top View
Top View
The mint Oreos gave this cake a nice subtle minty flavor without being overwhelming.

Project # 15 - Giant Sandwich Cookie/Cake

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Project # 14 - Mini Tiered Cake for Halloween

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Project # 13 - Skye's Cake

Artistic Shot
Artistic Shot
You can see the crystal floral pick and some of the detail on the board.
Pretty
Pretty
The flowers on the board have sugar pearls to add that something extra.
Another picture...
Another picture...
You can see the detail on the board in this picture.
Top View
Top View

Another Close Up
Another Close Up
More detail on the board

Project # 12 - Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Cotton Candy Mini Cupcakes
Cotton Candy Mini Cupcakes
I don't know what happened, but the wrappers all came off of the cupcakes this time! How annoying...

Project # 11 - Cupcake Tower

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Project # 10 - Cake Balls/Pops

Another try...
Another try...
These were chocolate with white coating. Pretty dang yummy!
My Cupcake Pops
My Cupcake Pops
This is my first attempt at making cupcake pops. There was a learning curve, so the first few looked pretty bad. I'm sure they will look much better next time. They got rave reviews at my niece's choir practice.
Cupcake Bites
Cupcake Bites
These were supposed to be the cake for Skye's cake, however, the top part of the cake cooked really quickly and the bottom of the cake cooked really slowly. It was aweful and crispy. So, in the interest no wasting the cake, I used a mixer to crumble the cake up and made cupcake bites.
My Cake Balls
My Cake Balls
I thought these turned out really well for my first try.
Cupcake Pop
Cupcake Pop
Are these not the coolest things ever!!!

I finally made some of these myself and will get pictures posted as soon as I remember to get the pictures off my camera!
Cake Ball Example
Cake Ball Example
NOT ones I have made

Project # 9 - Orange Cupcakes (a.k.a Crackcakes)

Orange Blossoms
Orange Blossoms
This was my first try at this flower pattern and I thought it turned out really well. I did it on mini and classic cupcakes (both cake and icing flavored orange). And the best part was that they tasted as good as they looked.

Project # 8 - Melanie's Cake (Tie-Dye)

Starting at the bottom
Starting at the bottom
After having done the first one, I decided that it was best to start decorating at the bottom of the cake...
Almost Done...
Almost Done...
I was a bit unhappy that you could still see part of the cake, but since it was pretty uniform, it was okay.
Top
Top
Simplified from the first version, upon request
Yay...All Done!!!
Yay...All Done!!!
Sweet and simple (and very bright)
Inside of Cake
Inside of Cake
I was pleased with the way the inside of the cake looked. Very tie-dyed, which was the intention...so that's good!
Drop Strings...
Drop Strings...
I decided to try doing some drop strings and think that they worked out pretty well.
Top view
Top view
More drop strings.
Top
Top

Very Bright
Very Bright
Colors weren't quite so bright in person. This picture makes my eyes hurt!

Misc...

Andrea's Cake
Andrea's Cake
This is the little 4 inch cake that I did using left over icing from other projects. I figured that my niece and nephew would enjoy having their own miniature cakes to maul at my birthday party. I experimented with the basket weave technique and amazed at how well it turned out.
Andrea's Cake
Andrea's Cake
Another shot of Andrea's cake.
Reegan's Cake
Reegan's Cake
This was the top of one of the smaller cakes that I had cut off to make it flat. Sadly, we decided not to let her eat the cake because we were going out to eat after the party and didn't want to have to clean her up.
Reegan's Cake
Reegan's Cake
Another shot of Reegan's cake.
Will's Cake
Will's Cake
I was in a hurry when I took the pictures, so some of them turned out a little fuzzy. This was my nephew's cake. I was trying to use up all of the icing that I had left, so I iced the cake smooth (kind of) with the blue icing and then used up at much of the left over icing as possible. I thought it turned out really nice, especially the coloring on the leaves, which you can see in the other pictures.
Will's Cake
Will's Cake
A more clear shot of Will's Cake
Will's Cake
Will's Cake
You can see the coloring on the leaves in this picture. I don't think i could have gotten it to turn out better if I had actually tried to get the icing to work like that! This was pure accident.

Project # 7 - Penguin Cake

Crumb Coated
Crumb Coated
This was meant to be a nice thick, clean coat of icing, but I ran out of icing and didn't feel like making more. I ended up leaving it like this because it didn't look too bad.
Uniced iceberg
Uniced iceberg
Here the main cake has been topped with the top of a giant cupcake, but not iced yet.
Iced Iceberg
Iced Iceberg
I used a 1M swirl to go the iceberg with white buttercream.
Adding Water
Adding Water
The water is piping gel tinted blue and then put on with a spatula.
Top view of water
Top view of water
...well, as I said, it's a top view of the water.
Adding/Icing the Penguin
Adding/Icing the Penguin
Here you can see where I've started icing the penguin. This is a mini bear mold with it's ears cut off. the ears are used as the feet for the penguin. I also cut off the legs that were on the sides so that the icing would be more rounded in that area.
Finished Product
Finished Product
I decided to try writing Happy Birthday on the cake. Results were not what I would have liked, but didn't look absolutely terrible. The icing was too thick and at this point it was like 11:00 at night and I was ready for bed.
From the top...
From the top...

Another picture...
Another picture...

and another...
and another...

Close-Up of Horrid Lettering
Close-Up of Horrid Lettering
What can I say, it was my first time writing on a cake. I wasn't happy with it, but it was too much trouble to change it...
So...
So...
I told myself that the lettering looked like the water was breaking it up and pushing it around on the waves and THAT was why it looked the way it did. Everyone went along with that point of view, whether they agreed or just thought it best to say they agreed even though they didn't.
My Penguin
My Penguin
This guy is only about five inches tall, and yes, I did him in grey on purpose. It took me WAY longer than it should have due to some really stiff icing and a way too small icing tip. I'm sure he will go much quicker the next time I do him. I thought he turned out really cute, though!
The Next Inspiration...
The Next Inspiration...
So, this is NOT a cake I have made, but it is one that I plan on trying. I think it is just about the cutest thing ever!!! I can't wait to see how it turns out!
Trial Penguin
Trial Penguin
This is my first trial on making a buttercream penguin. I obviously didn't take the time to get the colors right and used some left over icing that I had in the fridge. I thought it turned out rather well for my first attempt.

Project # 6 - Giant Hostess Cupcake

Not my cake...
Not my cake...
This is NOT a picture of my actual cake. I completely forgot to take a picture of the cake I made. This is just a picture I got off the internet so I would mark that I had actually made the cake at this point!

Project # 5 - Hydrangea Cake

Hydrangea Top View
Hydrangea Top View
I used a 104 (I think) for the flowers and the yellow centers were done with a 2 tip. Each flower has four petal and they are all layered on so that the cake doesn't show through.
Hydrangea Side View
Hydrangea Side View
I didn't like the green color that I mixed up so I wanted to cover most of it up with the purple. I think it turned out looking pretty good.

Project # 4 - Trial Recipe

Side View
Side View
I used the 1M tip again for the top and the 18 (I think) for the bottom decorations.
Top(ish) View
Top(ish) View
I did a much better job this time with the 1M tip. No gaps in the icing!

Project # 3 - Janet's Birthday Cake

Janice displays Janet's Cake...
Janice displays Janet's Cake...
I'm sure she will yell at me for using a picture with her in it, but it is the only picture I have of the cake.

Project # 2 - Another 1st Birthday Cake

Not the Best Picture
Not the Best Picture
So, totally NOT the best picture of this cake, but it will do, I guess.
A little Better
A little Better
Didn't take any pictures of the cake and had to pull some stills from my video of that party...

Project # 1 - First Birthday Cake

Backwards #1
Backwards #1
Yes, I know...the one is backwards. What can I say? I wasn't paying attention when I took the picture. This cake is kind of short because I hadn't figured out how to divide the cake mix up correctly yet. The pan is supposed to hold one and a half cake mixes and I only used one box of cake mix.
Ready, Set....
Ready, Set....
She's not sure what to think at this point, but she ends up doing a pretty good job of tearing it apart.
...GO!!!
...GO!!!
See, she figured out what she was supposed to do with the cake. She was a bit unconventional about it, but still got the job done.

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