by Katie Usher
(Gravesend, Kent, UK)
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.
(Sydney, NSW, Australia)
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
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!