Cake Creations By Cecilia

5 Mickey Mouse Cake Ideas

By April 15, 2018 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

If you ask me which is the most popular child character for cakes, without a doubt my answer would be Mickey Mouse!!

I think that Mickey Mouse’s magic to connect so well with children it’s because his sweetness and sympathy.

I remember my son, who since was a baby, enjoyed a lot Mickey’s cartoons and still to this day the Mickey Mouse Club House is the official program of Saturdays morning.

Yesterday I made a Mickey Mouse cake that I will be sharing with you soon, and I have another one in agenda.

So after seeing the popularity of both Mickey and Minnie Mouse cakes I want to share with you 5 cake ideas that can be used as inspiration for your next thematic party.

There’s a lot of things that can be done with Mickey Mouse so here you have a few examples:

  • MICKEY MOUSE HAT CAKE

I made this cake a couple of years ago for Omar’s second birthday party and still one of my favorites, it’s colorful and fun and what makes it more special is the emblematic Mickey Mouse hat that has as a topper.

Omar is now 6 years old, if you want to take a look to his sixth birthday party cake, click here.

  • MINNIE MOUSE EARS CAKE

This beautiful cake features as a topper the famous Minnie Mouse ears and bow, also the color combination is simply spectacular.

I’ve already shared this cake with you, but if you missed it you can see all the details clicking here.

  • MICKEY MOUSE CAKE FOR ICING SMILES

I made this extraordinary cake for Icing Smiles, an institution to which I’ll dedicate a post to talk exclusively about it.

In this cake we can see Mickey along with his best friend Pluto, but the most important thing about this cake is the logo in the shape of a heart in front, that represents the cause for which this cake was made.

  • MINNIE ZEBRA CAKE

This is another cake that I made long time ago, I love it because of the modern feeling that the zebra print adds to the design.

  • MICKEY MOUSE CAKE FOR MY SON ANDRES

This is a very special cake for me because it was made for my son’s second birthday party.

This cake has a very unique colors combination and the stars around put this cake in another level.

These are only 5 ideas, but if you look at my Facebook page, you’ll find many more ideas from both Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

And that’s it for now, I hope you liked this ideas but above all I hope they can be used as inspiration for your next Mickey Mouse event.

And as Mickey Mouse would say: Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

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Best Ever Cream Cheese Frosting

By April 8, 2018 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

Today I bring you a recipe perfect for those ,who like me, are cheese lovers: the best ever Cream Cheese frosting.

This Cream Cheese frosting is simply delicious, I love it because you can feel pretty well the cheese flavor and also is not extremely sweet.

Another advantage of this Cream Cheese frosting is that it holds its shape very well and that’s why it’s ideal for pipping cakes and cupcakes.

The recipe that I sharing today, is the basic Cream Cheese frosting recipe but we can transform it by making minimal changes that I will tell you at the end of this post.

Also, I’ll tell you what type of cake I like to combine with the different Cream Cheese frosting variations, so write down this recipe and don’t lose any detail.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 OZ. CREAM CHEESE ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • 1 STICK BUTTER SOFTENED
  • 2 TEASPOON VANILLA
  • 3-4 CUPS POWDERED SUGAR

PREPARATION:

  • Beat cream cheese and butter until mix, add vanilla and combine.
  • Add sugar one cup at a time.
  • DON’T OVER BEAT or frosting will be too soft.

For this occasion I combine this Cream Cheese frosting with Red Velvet Cupcakes.

This one is also my favorite to combine with Carrot Cake or Banana Bread.

VARIATIONS:

  • If you want to make a Cream Cheese Maple frosting cut vanilla to 1/2 teaspoon and add 1 tablespoon of Pure Maple Syrup.

This frosting is perfect for Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes.

  • For a Cream Cheese Lemon frosting substitute vanilla for 2 tablespoon lemon juice and add some lemon zest (optional).

I like to combine this frosting with Lemon Cake or Strawberry Cake.

  •  To make Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting just add 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa.

This one goes perfect with Chocolate Cake, White Cake or Marble Cake.

These are some suggestions but of course you can combine it any way you want, the rules are set by you!!!

To finish I leave this close-up picture so you can see how pretty and delicate this Cream Cheese frosting looks and be encouraged to make it as soon as possible:

 

I hope you liked this recipe but I know you will like it more when you taste it!!

Thank you so much for reading, see you next time and happy baking!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

 

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Easter Drip Cake and Ombre Tutorial

By March 30, 2018 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

Today I want to share with you the nice story behind this beautiful Easter Drip Cake.

When it comes to making cakes or desserts for my son’s school activities, I always forget it..and this cake was not the exception!!

Yesterday my son and me, spent the day doing Easter activities, I took him to the park for egg hunting and then we had a delicious picnic with other moms and their children and we were talking all the time about Easter plans.

And although the whole atmosphere shouts Easter, it was last night that I remember that today was my son’s Easter party at school!!

The same thing happened to me on Brownie’s day, you can read about it and find the brownie’s recipe clicking here.

So without wasting time, I jumped out of the chair and started to prepare one of the fastest cakes that I’ve  ever made, luckily I already had the ingredients at home and it was just baking and decorating.

For this Easter Cake I wanted to make something special and colorful for the kids, so I decided to make a drip cake with a lot of sprinkles outside and for the inside I used an Ombre technique.

At the end of this post you’ll find a detailed explanation plus a picture, about how to make an Ombre Cake but first some details about this gorgeous Easter Drip Cake:

  • This is  8″  cake filled with strawberry jam and iced with buttercream.
  • The drip was made using white chocolate ganache colored in light pink.
  • It was decorated with Easter sprinkles and lollipops.
  • For the swirls on top I used this tip.

OMBRE CAKE TECHNIQUE

Ombre Cakes are colorful cakes where he colors used are graduated from light to dark (google def.)

To make this Ombre cake, I first made a white cake using this recipe from Edna de la Cruz.

With the completely white batter I filled half of a 8″ mold, previously prepared.

To the rest of the white batter I added a drop of red food coloring, then I mixed until obtain a light pink color and filled half of another 8″ mold, previously prepared.

To the rest of the light pink batter I added 5 more drops of red food coloring, then I mixed until obtain a dark intense pink color and filled half of another 8″ mold, previously prepared.

In this picture you can see the difference of colors in the molds before being taken to the oven:

At the time of assembling the cake and to achieve the Ombre effect I put the darkest layer at the bottom, the light pink layer at the middle and the white layer at the top.

Please, don’t be intimidated by this technique, it’s very easy to make and the final result is simply fabulous!!

And that’s it for today, I wish you a happy Easter and remember that the true meaning of this day is to celebrate with joy the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Thank you so much for reading, see you next time!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

 

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Little Monkey Birthday Cake

By March 24, 2018 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

If I had to choose one word to describe this Little Monkey Birthday Cake, the word would be: HAPPY!!

I made this cake some time ago, but seeing it still produces on me a feeling of happiness..perhaps is the beautiful combination of colors or maybe because of the little monkey that was placed as a topper.

This Little Monkey Birthday Cake was made for Andre, a little boy who at the age of two was fascinated by monkeys and his favorite cartoons, toys and clothes had to have a monkey as a theme.

I remember that when they asked me to make this cake, they request something cheerful and funny, they also wanted something big because they had a lot of guests and the most important thing was to put a monkey on top, just like the birthday boy wanted.

And precisely that little monkey, was the detail that had me more excited about this cake because I could practice with my carving and figures modeling..the monkey was done completely by hand using gumpaste and without the use of any mold, it was completely edible but also could be kept as a souvenir maintaining a proper care.

More details about this cake:

  • It’s a 3 tier 6″, 8″ and 10″ vanilla cake filled with Dulce de Leche and iced with buttercream.
  • It was completely covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant.
  • The little monkey was made with mixing brown fondant and tylose powder.
  • The name and number was made using these fondant cutters.
  • For the ribbons on the second tier, I used this cutter.

And here is a close-up picture of the cute little monkey:

All the details of this cake indicate joy and fun..the colors, the borders made out of fondant balls and the stars that stand out making this cake more spectacular, without a doubt this is one of my favorite cakes.

To finish, I want to encourage you to put into practice all your skills, if something does not work out as you wish in the first attempt just keep trying!!!

I was pleased with my little monkey on my fourth attempt and I think it was worth because Andre love it!!! So please, don’t get discouraged, with practice and patience you can achieve all your goals and the satisfaction of making the effort will be the greatest reward.

Thank you so much for reading, see you next time!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

 

 

 

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Elephant Baby Shower Cake

By March 18, 2018 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

I’m literally in love with this gorgeous Elephant Baby Shower cake!!!

I really like the tendency of making big and fancy baby shower parties to celebrate the arrival of a new member of the family because there is not greater reason for joy than receiving the blessing of a baby and for me that must be celebrated with style.

And this beautiful elephant cake is the perfect example of what it is to celebrate a baby shower with elegance and style…from the moment I was asked to make this cake I knew it was going to be one of my favorites because of the delicate combination of colors and its exquisite details, I was really excited !!

This cake was huge, the purpose was to make it for an average of 100 guests so it had to be a big cake with details that would stand out, and that’s why we placed on the side, a larger than normal bow which, by the way, looked great on the cake.

Another detail that I loved about this cake, was the funny little blue elephant that was used as a topper..the ear in the shape of a heart and the balloon in its trunk give to this elephant a lovely and sweet touch, perfect for celebrate the arrival of a baby.

More details about this wonderful cake:

  • It’s a 3 tier 6″, 8″ and 10″ vanilla cake filled with Dulce de Leche and Pineapple jam and iced with buttercream.
  • It was completely covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant.
  • The elephant was made using a template that I printed from my computer.
  • The chevron pattern from the top tier was made using this cutter.
  • For the borders I used my favorite silicone mold.
  • For the letters I used this fondant cutters.
  • The circles on the bottom tier were made using round cookie cutters.

And here’s a close-up picture of the  cute elephant and the huge bow:

Let me tell you something, this Elephant Baby Shower cake took my breath away..it was gorgeous, pure perfection!!

As you can imagine, the cake was the center of attention of the baby shower party, totally success..and also it was more than enough for the numbers of guests attending to the celebration.

Sincerely, I feel more than grateful to be able to do what I love, each cake has a different story and a different experience but what they all have in common is that I make them with the same love and dedication..that’s a pleasure for me!!

And that’s it for today,thank you so much for reading!! See you next time!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

 

 

 

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Solar System Cake

By March 14, 2018 Cakes and More

Hello Everybody!!

Today I not only want to share with you this beautiful Solar System cake and his details..I also want to share the mixture of nostalgia and joy that I got from doing it.

A few years ago I had the pleasure of making Omar’s first birthday cake, for that occasion his parents decided to make a beautiful cake with a monkey theme, then for his second birthday we made another beautiful cake with Mickey Mouse theme, also decision from his parents.

But the time has passed and Omar, thanks God, turned 6 years Old ..but unlike the first years, on this occasion the theme of the cake, with all its details was chosen by the birthday boy himself!!!

And here is when I begin to feel that mixture of nostalgia and joy that I mention before..nostalgia because we see how fast our children grow and how they begin to make their own decisions, how they become independent human beings, with criteria and well-defined tastes, they need us less!!..and I am living the same thing with my own son, who when he turned 4 decided that he wanted a Sponge Bob Cake (not my favorite cartoon), you can read the story here.

But these at the same time, are the same reasons that make me feel happy and grateful, to see how our children grow and develop not also in stature but also in intelligence.

And now, after drying my tears a bit, some details about this funny Solar System Cake:

  • This is a 8″ vanilla cake filled with chocolate and iced with buttercream.
  • It was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant except for the red fondant which was prefabricated.
  • The rocket and planets were made free hand.
  • To achieve the Navy Blue fondant I mixed  royal blue fondant with a little bit of black fondant.

The birthday boy was very specific when he request the shade of blue he wanted for his cake, nothing light blue because he is no longer a baby!!

For me it was very satisfying to know that Omar loved his cake and that his interest for planets and solar system was reflected in his birthday party…let’s see what theme will be for next year’s cake LOL

And that’s it for now..another cake, another story!!! Thank you so much for reading!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

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5 Butterflies Cakes Ideas

By March 10, 2018 Cakes and More

Hello Everybody!!

Spring arrives in less than two weeks and I’m completely happy!!!

Here in Florida, this winter was much colder than in previous years and the weather has been changing from cold to hot constantly, so I hope that with spring arrival the temperature will stabilize a bit and we can enjoy a little more of the outside environment.

Also with the spring we begin to see how nature changes, flowers begin to appear, trees change color, days are longer and the good weather makes everything more fun..and it’s for this reason that today I share with you 5 cakes with an ideal theme to celebrate spring: Butterflies Cakes.

I confess to being a fan of butterflies because they give to the cakes a fresh and cheerful touch and also lend themselves very well for both spring and eastern celebrations..so without wasting more time, here you have 5 beautiful Butterflies Cakes ideas:

  • 1ST BIRTHDAY BUTTERFLIES CAKE

I love this cake because of the combination of colors and the beautiful bouquet of flowers that stands out on the top.. this is a perfect cake for a any spring celebration.

  • CUTE BIG BUTTERFLY CAKE

This cake has a cute big butterfly in the center and is complemented with small flowers and butterflies around, and a beautiful bow on the top.

  • BABY SHOWER BUTTERFLIES CAKE

This beautiful cake is one of my favorites because it has a little bit of everything..butterflies, flowers and a huge bow on the top make this cake the perfect one for a spring shower.

  • ELEGANT BUTTERFLIES CAKE

This gorgeous cake was used for a birthday celebration at night, so the combination of spring colors with brown made this cake a very elegant one for the occasion.

  • BUTTERFLIES LOVER CAKE

This is the perfect cake for butterflies lovers, here they are combined in different sizes and colors and are complemented by a beautiful giant bow at the top that gives to this cake a distinguished and romantic touch..this beautiful cake is another one perfect for a spring celebration.

So here you have 5 Butterflies Cakes ideas perfect for the spring season..I hope you liked them and that they serve as inspiration for your next celebration.

All these cakes were covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant , click here to find the cutters that I used to make all the butterflies.

And that’s it for now..thank you so much for reading, see you next week!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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Tous Baby Shower Cake

By February 24, 2018 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

I still don’t know the first woman who’s not a jewelry lover..it can be a simple or elaborate jewel, each woman has her preference and the truth is that jewels has become part of the feminine daily attire.

Some women, including me,  feel so identified with a particular brand, that we not only use their jewelry, but also we use our  favorite brand accessories and clothing and little by little we become so fanatical that our favorite brand becomes part of our identity.

But something that seemed very surprising and fun at the same time to me, was when I was asked to make a baby shower cake with the favorite  jewel brand of the mommy to be: a Tous Baby Shower Cake!!

I particularly love Tous jewelry because they are simple but at the same time very elegant, and so is this cake, a very simple, clean and elegant design, where the elements that stand out are two beautiful big fondant flowers and of course, the emblematic teddy bear that represents the Tous brand.

At the end of this post, you will find a link for the tutorial about how to make big flowers on fondant but first some details about this extremely beautiful cake:

  • It’s a two tier 8″ and 10″  vanilla cake, both of them filled with Dulce de Leche and iced with buttercream.
  • It was completely covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant.
  • The letters on the cake board where made using this silicone mold.
  • The teddy bears were handmade using a template that I printed from my computer.
  • The borders were made using this blue silicone mold, one of my favorites.

Here’s a close -up of the cake top tier so you can appreciate the teddy bear topper and one of the fondant big flowers:

This cake is the perfect example that in may times less is more, and that we don’t need to saturate a design with exaggerated decorations to achieve an exquisite and elegant result.

I was very pleased with the final product but the most important thing was that the future mom loved it and could make a reality the cake she visualized for her baby shower, with her favorite brand jewel theme.

Tutorial about how to make a big fondant flower here.

And that’s it for now, thank you so much for reading!! See you next week!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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Batman-Lego Cake

By February 17, 2018 Cakes and More

Hello everybody!!

At the time of making a cake, I put the same love and interest to all of them..each one represents  a reason of joy for me and thinking about the final product gives me a lot of emotion but without a doubt there are some cakes that make me feel a special sensation, and that is the case of the Superhero Cakes.

I don’t know if it’s that the birthday boys give me the same emotion they feel for their favorite superhero, but making these cakes always turns out to be a lot of fun and this Batman-Lego cake was not the exception.

Making this cake was not only fun but it was very easy to make, because the birthday boy already had very clear what he wanted so It was only bringing to life the combination of Batman and Lego that he had chosen for his cake.

Something else he had asked, and the most important thing to him, was that although at home they call him Emmy, the cake displayed his full name, which is Emmanuel, so we fulfilled his wish just as he asked.

Details about this super cool cake:

  • It’s a two tier cake 6″ and 8″ cake, the top is chocolate cake and the bottom is vanilla, both of them filled with Dulce de Leche and iced with buttercream.
  • The cake was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant except for the black fondant which was prefabricated.
  • For the name I used these cutters.
  • For the Batman logo I used a template that I printed from my computer.

Here’s a picture of the cake at the location, look at the wonderful set up they made for it:

When I went to deliver the cake, Emmy opened the door and his face was amazing when he saw his birthday cake, then he said Thank You and gave me a big hug…I melted!! LOL

Sincerely, there is no greater satisfaction than seeing the face of a happy child when he receives his cake, so I want to  encourage you to start making your own creations, you will see that the best reward is to see your loved ones feeling happy on their special day.

Thank you so  much for reading, next week another beautiful cake to share so stay tuned!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

 

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Kit Kat Valentine’s Cake

By February 10, 2018 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

As you can tell the Valentine’s day spirit is everywhere..It is impressive to see how shopping centers, houses, schools or wherever you go, is decorated with Valentine’s details.

Everybody is getting prepared to make for that day something different and special..many will celebrate with exchanges of gifts, others will go out to eat at their favorite restaurant and many others will make the party at home..but no matter what the plan is, the most important thing is to be able to share with our special ones.

And to continue with Valentine’s Day mood, today I share with you another great idea for your celebration: Kit Kat Valentine’s Cake.

I call these Kit Kat Cakes “Life Savers”, because they are appropriate for any occasion and are super easy to make, literally you can decorate a Kit Kat cake in less than 20 minutes!!!

Whether you are the host or you are invited for the celebration, you can be sure that this cake will be a hit..the presentation is absolutely beautiful!!

Another thing that I really love about this cake is that it’s very versatile, you can make it from your favorite flavor and fill it with your favorite candy..on this occasion I made a chocolate cake and I filled it with M & M’s allegorical to Valentine’s season.

At the end of the post, click on the link and you will find a short tutorial about how to make a Kit Kat cake..when you see how easy it is to make it, I’m sure you will not waste time to make one.

And that is all for today, I sincerely hope that you have a spectacular Valentine’s Day and hopefully you can end this day with a good piece of this delicious cake..thank you so much for reading, Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Click here for the tutorial.

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

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