Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Make cute little fondant ducks! Shared tutorial from Pinterest

Came across this tutorial on how to make cute little fondant rubber duckies on Pinterest! Had to share!
What do you think?

Monday, April 23, 2018

Motorcycle Birthday Cake! Big Challenge

One of my most favorite cakes of all time, a 3 dimensional motorcycle for a 60th birthday! The body of the motorcycle is made of pound cake, the wheels, tank, seat and saddle bags are made of rice krispie treats. The handle bars are actually straws, covered in fondant.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Chocolate Mocha Strawberry Cake

My prize winning, Chocolate Mocha Strawberry Cake!! It won 2nd place in a local chocolate dessert contest and I am going to share the recipe with you!

1 Dark chocolate cake mix
1 box Chocolate covered strawberry instant pudding (or 1 box chocolate instant pudding and a couple of teaspoons of strawberry nesquick)
1 C Oil
1/2 C Chocolate Mocha Creamer (liquid type)
1/2 C Sour Cream
1/2 C Strawberry Yogurt (1 container)
4 eggs

Beat on low speed all wet ingredients, slowly add dry ingredients and beat on low until combined. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Pour into 2, 8 inch cake pans that have been coated with Baker's Secret cooking spray..

Bake on 350 for approx 45 minutes....times may vary depending on your oven, this cake does bake a bit longer than the box directions indicate, Cake will be done when you press gently on the top and it springs back

Let layers cool, then remove from pans and place bottom layer on cake plate.

Fill with Strawberry Preserves


1 C. Shortening
1 box Strawberry Jello
1 2lb bag of powdered sugar
enough Choc Mocha coffee creamer to make a nice, spreadable consitency

Beat shortening until smooth, turn speed to low and add the jello and powdered sugar, a little at a time. Stir in creamer until desired consistency is reached

Frost cake and enjoy! I sometimes add chocolate curls to the top if I want to be a little fancier ;)

See more original recipe cakes on my FB page
Deb's Sweet Daddy Cakes

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Chicago Cubs fan Birthday cake

Chicago Cubs baseball jersey birthday cake. I carved the t shirt from a half sheet cake and then used buttercream frosting to cover it. The Cubs logo, letters and numbers were all cut from moldable buttercream, which works much like fondant. The pros of moldable buttercream are that it is easy to work with and tastes much better than fondant. It works well for flat or cut out decorations. It can be used for molding figures but I don't think it would hold up and be as durable as fondant in that situation. I haven't tried covering a cake with it, but that may be something to try someday. Get the recipe for moldable buttercream here

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Daughter's 6 Foot Long Wedding Cake

This is the monumental, 6 foot long Wedding Cake I made for my daughter's wedding last year. It took 20 cake mixes total! I finished the decorating at about 3 am the morning of the wedding. It is actually a little over 6 feet long since that is a 6 foot table and we had to curve it back around!

Guitar Cake

My son's birthday cake from this year, a replica of his beloved acoustic guitar. 

Hawk and Fish Birthday Cake

My son wanted a red tail hawk catching a fish for his birthday cake last year. I had a lot of trouble with the head lol, but the rest turned out ok.