Between the Pages Creations

 

This category contains posts about the cakes, cookies, and cupcakes that I have made.

These include a Captain America Wonder Woman wedding cake and a semi-naked wedding cake with flower corsages.

I made a steampunk Mickey Mouse cake, a Minnie Mouse cake for Icing Smiles, Mickey Mouse Cookies, and Mickey, Minnie, and Olaf St. Patrick’s Day cookies, and a Disney Descendants cake for Icing Smiles.

I made Haunted Mansion cookies that I made for my husband’s birthday.

I airbrushed the Night Before Christmas cake and the Fishing cake.

 

Movie Marquee Cake Tutorial

Movie Marquee Cake

Movie Marquee Cake

This Movie Marquee Cake Tutorial tells how I made this Movie Marquee Cake to celebrate the 70th birthday of someone who loves moves and attends hundreds of movie openings a year.    The customer requested a semi-naked cake with very little icing. I created a Movie cake topper to highlight the birthday person’s love of movies and cinema.   This tutorial contains my Amazon affiliate links to show the products that I used.  If you like this tutorial please use the links to purchase the supplies.

To Make the cake topper:

I found a shape I liked on the internet. Next I cut out the shape 2 times from foam board – One for the front and one for the back.  I glued jumbo skewers between the 2 foam board pieces to create the sign. Thirdly, I taped all of the edges together so the fondant would not go in between the 2 pieces. Fourthly,  I covered the sign in piping gel so the fondant would stick to the foam board.  

Fifthly, I rolled out fondant for the back of the sign and attached it.  Sixthly, I rolled out fondant for the front and sides of the sign and attached it using piping gel.

Seventhly, I cut out Tappit letters for the white part of the sign and placed them on using piping gel. Because I used Tappit letter cutters for the sign, their size dictated the size of the writing inside the white of the sign.

 Eightly, I cut out the red fondant top part of the sign and attached it using piping gel.  Ninethly, I cut out the workdCinema using Wilton letter cutters and rolled them to make them larger and the size I needed.

I also cut out circles using the patterned side of the Wilton circle cutters above.  In addition I used a star cutter on top of the circles to make the pattern above Cinema. Next I used an extruder to make the yellow border on the top and bottom of the sign.

To Make the Cake:

I used a 16 inch by 4 inch by 4 inch loaf pan to bake a carrot cake.  I made a cake board from foam board that exactly fit the cake and covered it in press and seal wrap. Next I cut the carrot cake into 3 separate layers and placed white chocolate ganache raisin filling between the layers. I placed a very thin coating of  white chocolate ganache icing on the top and sides to make it semi-naked cake.  

To Make the Cake Board:

I cut out a wooden piece of plywood into a 18 inch by 7 inch rectangle. Next I anchored the cake to the center using royal icing and  made and placed burgandy fondant bricks/ wood planks all around the cake.  I attached the bricks using piping gel. 

I used the Wilton Texture mould for cobblestone and wood planks to make the bricks.

To attach the sign to the cake:

I placed 3 straws over the Movie Marquee sign dowels and placed the straws into the cake. I needed to make sure the straws lined up exactly with the dowels.  Next I cut the straws off level with the top of the cake. I cut the dowels to a height about 1/4 inch off the cake.  I placed the dowels inside the straws so that I could add and remove the sign without getting cake all over the dowels. My straws where almost the same size as the dowels.  If the straws were slightly bigger, I would have put some fondant inside the straws to give a dowels a more snug fit.

For more cake and cookies birthday ideas, take a look at Between The Pages Creations.

Cinderella Castle Teapot Cookie

Cinderella Castle Teapot Cookie

This Cinderella Castle Teapot Cookie was based on a Disney Parks Cinderella Castle Teapot that is Toile Blue and White. I have seen Toile patterns in blue and black so I wanted to try a cookie with a design in black. The actual teapot is much larger. I made a small teapot cookie.  I drew only the Disney castle on the cookie and small simple swirls at the top and bottom of the teapot cookie.  Since the cookie was small, I did not include the background of clouds and mountains. I used an ultra fine tip edible marker to draw the castle.   

 

Here is a picture of the actual teapot.

For more Disney treats featuring Disney Castles:

Awesome Sleeping Beauty Castle Cake 

Another Terrific Sleeping Beauty Castle cake

Cinderella’s Castle Cake and Cupcakes

Another Terrific Cinderalls’s Castle Cake

 

 

Enchanted Garden Birthday Cookies & Fondant Cake Toppers

Enchanted Garden Birthday Cookies & Fondant Cake Toppers

I made these Enchanted Garden Birthday cookies & fondant cake toppers for a 1st birthday celebration.I’ve also included some affiliate links of products I used to make these and also some of the steps I used to make everything.   This set includes Snail and number one cookies. In addition,  I  made a matching pink and gold snail from fondant. Also, I made a fondant tree stump, red and white mushrooms, pink mushrooms, and small snails. Each set of mushrooms has a fondant green grass base.  The theme of the party was enchanted garden and snails since the child’s nickname was Abbi-Snail.

 

Enchanted Garden Birthday Cookies & Fondant Cake Toppers

First I designed the snail cookies and used a Cricut to design and cut out 2 stencils: one for the snail body and one for the shell. I airbrushed the body in golden yellow. Next I used a stencil and pink royal icing to create the shell and the snail’s eye. I also designed the shell with the letter A for Abby’s name. 

 

Fondant-Snail-Mushroom-1st-Birthday-cake

The mom requested fondant snails and mushrooms and a tree stump as cake toppers.  I designed clusters of mushrooms and snails that could decorate her sheet cake. I used green fondant to create bases for the groups of mushrooms and snails.  In addition, I made the stump using 2 Oreo cookies as a base surrounded by 2 colors of fondant. I shaped the fondant to look like tree bark and the wood grain of the top of the tree stump.  It was a resting place for the snail that matched the snail cookies.

Here’s a picture of the 1/2 sheet cake the mom put the fondant cake toppers on.  She also used paper leaves and a Happy Birthday sign to add to the decorations on the cake.

 

Enchanted Garden Birthday Cookies & Fondant Cake Toppers

 In addition to the snails and mushrooms, I had a flower pot mold that I thought would make a cute way to put the child’s name on the cake so I made small potted plants with letters to spell out the name Abbi. These fit nicely with the enchanted garden theme of the 1st birthday party.  The mom used the larger snail as a decoration for a snail cinnamon roll she made for the birthday girl.

I made used the Alphabet flower pot molds  below to make the pots.

Snail-Birthday-cookies

Here’s a closer look at the snail cookies.  I like to have a cookie design where there is a minimal amount of royal icing so the cookie does not taste too sweet.  I used Lila Loa vanilla cookie recipe to make the cookies. It always turns out well. Then I made a pink royal icing border around the cookies. Next I flooded the cookies with white royal icing. Next I used a stencil to airbrush the snail body in a golden yellow. After that I used a stencil and pink royal icing to make the snail shell.  The pink eye is also raised since it was done using royal icing.

For more cake and cookies birthday ideas, take a look at Between The Pages Creations.

 

Georgia Tech Cookies

Georgia Tech cookies

Georgia Tech cookies

I made these Georgia Tech cookies for my husband’s cousin to give to her daughter who is attending Georgia Tech. They included Yellow Jacket cookies and GT cookies.

I wanted to keep the color scheme simple with black,white, and golden yellow since white and gold are the school colors.  I outlined the cookies in yellow. Next I flooded them with white royal icing. After that I hand-drew each Yellow Jacket. Next I used a stencil to make the royal icing GT. Then I outlined it with an edible black marker. I put the yellow jackets onto hexagon shaped cookies and the GT on a round cookie.

Georgia Tech cookies

Here’s a picture of several of the hand-drawn Georgia Tech yellow jacket cookies.

For more School themed  Cake and Cookie ideas:

graduation cookie tutorial 

Harry Potter Doctoral Defense Cookies with Hogwarts Defense Against the Dark Arts professors

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Graduation Cookies

Muppet Science Graduation Cake with Beaker and Bunsen on the front of the Muppet Biology book