Cupcake Tree

by Katie Usher
(Gravesend, Kent, UK)

Cupcake Tree

Cupcake Tree

For my daughter's 4th Birthday she wanted a strawberry, marshmallow and chocolate cake. I wanted to do something a bit different and so I decided on a cupcake tree.

Each cake had a surprise in the middle - some had chocolate buttons, some had strawberry jam and some had a marshmallow.

It was great for the party bags too, as all I had to do was put a cupcake in - no cutting required.

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Jul 05, 2013
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Love Alternatives to Cake for Birthday Parties!
by: Sophie

It's always refreshing to attend a birthday party with an alternative to birthday cake.

Kids seem to be at a birthday party every weekend so we've come up with some suggestions for alternative treats to satisfy those picky sweet teeth!

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Pirate cupcakes

by Samia
(Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Friendly pirate cupcakes

Friendly pirate cupcakes

I made these cute pirate cupcakes for my nephew's 1st birthday party. They were a hit with the adults as well :)

I used a vanilla base cake mix for the actual cupcakes and used plane white fondant for the base of the pirate face.

Some cupcakes had licorice straps for the pirate hat and the remainder were just drawn on using edible icing ink.

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Ben 10 Cake and Alien Head Cupcakes

by Craig Brown
(Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, UK)

Ben 10 and Alien cakes

Ben 10 and Alien cakes

This Ben 10 birthday cake was my first ever attempt at cake making.

My son is a big BEN 10 fan and looking at the prices of shop bought cakes i decided i could do just as good a job for half the price.

I decided to make a cake in the figure of Ben 10, this was a 20 inch figure which consisted of chocolate cake with a chocolate butter-cream filling.

After shaping the cake into my Ben 10 figure, i covered the cake in fondant icing or frosting which was coloured in the appropriate colours e.g Green for the pants, white for the T-shirt etc.

I then finished the final touches with a paint brush and liquorice flavoring,

As the cake was going to my son's school I decided to make 30 cupcakes or fairy-cakes so each of his school friends could enjoy it too.

On top of the cupcakes i added a face of an alien made from fondant icing which was colored in either red or yellow and finished with black licorice coloring.

The alien heads were "Four Arms" and "Heat Blast" as these are my son's 2 favourite alien characters from BEN 10

The best thing about this Ben 10 birthday cake making experience was the look on my son's face and all his classmates when the cake was brought out to him by his teacher.

I am one very happy and proud DAD!

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Feb 26, 2011
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medal of love
by: keka nona

Wow! you really did it great...I'm really sure your son is really proud of you...wish i could bake the same cake as you do, because my son is also Ben 10 fan...so that i could give him too my medal of love for being a loving child

Mar 18, 2009
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WoW!
by: Ellie

Cool Ben 10 cake! My brother would love that but unfortunately my DAD can't cook! haha!!

Mar 18, 2009
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ben 10 cake
by: craig

Many thanks for the kind comments.

I never used a cake tin or mould for the Ben 10 figure.

I baked 2 separate chocolate sponges in square tins and then cut them in half and filled them with chocolate buttercream.

I then cut the square sponges to shape to make the Ben 10 figure, 1 sponge made the legs which was basically 2 rectangle shapes and the other sponge was cut to make the body and arms and finally a circle cut for the head, well it was more an egg shape'

All in all it took about 2 days to finish the whole Ben 10 cake task.

Mar 18, 2009
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Very Impressive!
by: Nicole

This is a really impressive Ben 10 cake! It must have taken ages to make but I bet it was worth it just to see the look on your son's face. Did you use a cake pan for the body shape?

And I loved your last sentence :-)

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