I enjoy making cakes for my family and friends. But I do not want to do anything professional because I don't enjoy doing it for strangers. Half of the fun is seeing the faces of everyone when it is revealed! Here are a few cakes I've made that I'm sure anyone can do if they have the idea!
I did these for my friend's bridal shower - her wedding colors were purple and blue and with butterflies! I just used 3 different sized round pans and cut them in half and angled the halves to become wings!
Birthday cake for my mom and grandma!
Birthday cake for a friend!
For my dad's 4th of July birthday!
Here is a cake I made for LAFF (Ladies at Faith Fellowship) because Mrs. Gutwein came and gave her famous "Silver Boxes" devotional. Unfortunately my black coloring that I purchased must have been switched with a PURPLE coloring and I didn't have time to go and purchase more black and make more frosting so here is a PURPLE box! ;-) But I simply poured one cake mix into a loaf pan and it automatically created the shape of the box for me! Very easy!
This is a cake I made for my daughter's birthday. It is one round cake 12in. that is cut in half and turned round sides together then angled and cut to make it look like a butterfly. I used jellybeans and marshmallows and other candy for the top. And the daisies are real! :-)
This is a cheesecake that I made for my dad's birthday on the fourth of July. I used strawberries from my garden and blueberries. Yummy!
This is a cake I made for my postman father-in-law. This was really hard to just use one cake mix to get proportions right!
Cody's First Birthday cake and for this one I used cupcakes and shaped the caterpillar.
One of my favorite cakes, I used various size pans, bowls and whatever to make the "mountain" then used fondant (which I will never use again because it tastes nasty!) I had to paint food coloring on the road to get it so bright and the inside of the cake was rainbow colored cake too!
I made this cake for my mother-in-law. She loves to wear bright colors and jewelry, so I made it like she is - fun, bright and cheery
This is my most recent for my hubbie's b-day. I cheated more than normal and used a Wilton shape pan but I made my own frosting. The fret board or everything dark brown is dark chocolate that I poured into the Wilton pan for the shapes that I needed.
This is a cake I made for my dad who is a firefighter - this is after the sparklers were put out!
Here is a cake that I made for Scott for his birthday - much cooler in person!
My sister's baby shower cake - the toys I had really added to it.
Those are the cakes I had saved on my computer. I also made a cake shaped like a teapot which I never got a pic for! :-( I can't remember all I've done but maybe you can take some of these ideas and use them for your own family birthday parties.