I've been planning my son's cake for a few months now - it's due August 1 for the party with his friends and it's a killer whale cake.
However, my family is getting together THIS Wednesday (his actual birthday) and I was just going to make a plain chocolate cake, but now I'm thinking about decorating it a little. It was just supposed to be my immediate family but now the grandparents are coming and since I'm known as the family caker, they'll be expecting something decorated!!
So, it will be a chocolate cake with chocolate icing. I was thinking about making fondant ants and covering it with them (I guess I should make a round cake? ). He loves all things creepy crawly!
Ideas? I would be most grateful!
I think the ants are perfect for a little boy! I can just see him wanting the slice with the most ants!
there are some cute bugs made with M&M's (mini, plain, peanut) and candy melts in the book Hello Cupcake.
Oh i've made a few killer whale cakes...lol..they are skinny fish (ok mammals). It's in my pics. Let me know if I can help with anything.
Tinygoose - your killer whale cake was awesome!!! I also noticed that you made a 3-D Elmo (which I'm planning to make for my youngest son's bday in November). I might pm you about that since your Elmo was flawless.
The killer whale will be make of RKT and he will be 'jumping' out of a pool (which will be the sheet cake underneath - less complicated!!!!)
Make it an "Underground Cake"
You could put some grass on top and have some of the ants tunnel down the sides. You could even have an anthill on the top. The sides of the cake would be "what's happening underground"
Thank you so much. PM me anytime, always happy to share. I have pics of elmos structure somewhere. PM me and i'll track them down if you want.
The M&M website has the bug ideas too. Have fun! Gummy worms are great too coming out of the "dirt" aka oreo crumbs!