June 4, 2010

Under the Sea with the Cricut Cake

My daughter's friend graciously volunteered her twin son's second birthday cakes to my hands. Not only did she entrust me with the task of creating cake for them, she gave me free reign in design. She showed me a pic of the shirts they would be wearing and the theme is "Under the Sea" sooooo here is my interpretation:

The cakes are frosted with homemade butter cream and then covered with Duff Goldman Butter cream fondant that I colored. The characters are cut on the Cricut Cake with Cricut Gum Paste which I also colored. The Octopus' are hand formed over Rice Krispie Treats.

I learned:
You must be patient as there is a learning curve.
cake making is a huge undertaking and expensive to get going
patience is key
MS and cake decorating are not a good mix
patience helps a lot
With enough patience the Cricut Cake WILL do a great job if you can be patient and understand you can't be a pro first time out of the gate
I am hooked and am already scheming another cake project
but I need to generate a little more patience
Using a few mats and blades and alternating freezing and cleaning/cutting on the Cricut makes things a whole lot easier.
and did I mention PATIENCE???

I am overall pretty pleased with my results. I had never done fondant before and even though I have a lot of room for improvement, I am happy for my first attempts. If you have any questions about this project please feel free to ask. I want you to learn along with me. Next time I promise to take pics along the way. I just got bogged down with the fosters returning from a long respite and an MS exasperation right as I started this.

Thank you Shelly for trusting me with your boys cakes and HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2nd to Logan and Jack!!


  1. Oh.My.God. Kymberlee, I could cry, right now, at my computer. They are masterpieces. They are perfect, and beautiful, and fun, and amazing. I cannot believe how gorgeous they are. The boys will absolutely LOVE the octopus on top. Thank you, thank you, thank you. They will be the HIT of the party tomorrow.

  2. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! These are absolutely outstanding! I would never think you are a beginner. You have a creative gift!!

  3. oh my gosh your cakes are just amazing! You should be so proud of yourself! Thank you for sharing your creation with us.

  4. Wow! You did a fantastic job. The creativity is out of this world cute! Those octopi (sp?) are just plain adorable!!!

  5. Wow, those cakes are amazing!!! The boys are sure to be thrilled!

  6. Kymberlee,
    Thank you so much for the cakes. They were absolutely wonderful. Jack and Logan loved them as did all the guests. And the pictures, well, we'll enjoy them forever. Jack kept taking little tastes of the frosting, saying, "I like it!".
    Marilynn Raatz
    (Shelly and Roxanne's mom)


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