Alice in Wonderland Cake

This marvelous Alice in Wonderland Cake is a tiered cake featuring Alice, the White rabbit, the Queen of hearts, and the Mad Hatter. 

This wonderful cake was made by Amandas Little Cake Boutique.

Alice in Wonderland Cake

Alice is sitting in a teacup on top of the cake. Her eyes are brown to match the color of the birthday girl’s eyes. The teacup looks like it was made using gumpaste.  It is thin to look like a delicate china cup.  A gold key is beside the teacup.

I like the gold lock on the cake layer below that is a match for the gold key. Long blades of green grass are beside it.

 

Alice in Wonderland Cake

The middle of the cake is a glass bowl with the fondant figures of Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit inside.

The bottom tier is light blue with a gold gate in front. Gray steps lead up to the gate. Flowers with faces are on either side of the steps. Long green grass blades are beside the gate.  They match the ones on the tier above and tie them together.

Both tiers are light blue. 

The Mad Hatter is beside the cake, holding an empty desert plate in his hand.

All of the figures on this cake look terrific and are modeled after Disney’s Alice in Wonderland animated movie characters.

Tracey at Little Cherry Cake Company made a nice tutorial on how to use a glass bowl separator.

 

For Alice In Wonderland party ideas take a look at this hand-painted Alice cookie and this hand-painted White Rabbit cake and this Cheshire Cat cake.

Star Trek Pies

I made these pies for my husband’s father who is a big Star Trek fan.  I usually decorate wedding cakes, celebration cakes, and cookies,  so this is my first time decorating a pie.  He really likes Star Trek: The Next Generation and he wanted pies so I made a Captain Jean Luc Picard Pie and a Commander William Riker Pie.

I have featured a Jessica Rabbit Pie and a Grover Pie by Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin of Pie are Awesome (aka The Pious).  She makes some terrific pies so I watched some of her videos on how to make decorated pies.

Videos on how to make decorated pies

Here’s a terrific video she did on how to make Disney Princess Pies.

And another on Mother’s Day pie ideas. I love the portrait of her mother that she did at the end.

Both videos gave me good ideas on how to do a decorated pie.

How I Made these Star Trek pies

I made a test pie to test out some ideas since this is the first time I have done decorated pies. First, I cut out border and then the stars in the border.  The crust was not frozen enough so the stars distorted some and the crust cracked around the stars. Second, I made a peach pie. Third, I placed the decorated border on top of the pie, then covered it in foil and baked it.  Fourth, when the pie came out of the oven, some of the crust stuck to the foil so a small piece of the decorative circle broke off the pie when the foil was removed.

Final Picard and Riker pie Steps

First, for the final pies, I decided to cut the stars from another piece of dough and add them to the crust using egg white.  Second, for the circle around the edge of the pie, I cut out the outer circle with the pie plate turned upside down. The inner circle was cut using a bowl edge.

Third, I painted the character images onto the extra inside circle, then cut around the drawing.

Fourth, I used the iPhone Camera Lucida app to help draw the pictures.

Fifth, I baked the characters and the circle separately from the pie for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. 

Star Trek Pies

Here’s a picture of the decorated pie tops before they were added to the pie. I baked all decorated pieces separately from the pie.

 

I used an apple pie recipe from Rose Beranbuam’s  The Pie and Pastry Bible.   Everyone said the apple pies I made were really delicious.  My test pie used her peach pie recipe and it was really good too.

Riker Pie

My picture of Riker is based on an Art Marker Pen Sketch Drawing Poster of him on the internet.

Star Trek Riker Pie

Here’s a picture of my finished Riker Pie.

Picard Pie

Picard Star Trek Pie

Here’s a picture of my finished Picard Pie.

My picture of Picard is based on a silhouette painting done by  carbon copy arts.

You may also enjoy these Star Trek Cakes and Cookies.

Disney Cars Cookies

Disney Cars Cookies

I made these Disney Cars cookies featuring Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, Luigi, Guido, and the Cars symbol for a Christmas present for two of my great nephews.

Steps On How to make these cookies:

First, I looked for a design that could be placed onto a 3 inch round cookie.

 

The OKIDOKIDS video above is a nice tutorial on how to draw these Disney Cars characters.

Second, I cut out round cookies with a 3 inch cookie cutter and baked them.

Third, I flooded them with white royal icing and let it dry completely.

Fourth, I drew the design of each character onto each cookie.

 

Black and White Disney Cars Cookies

Black and White Disney Cars Cookies

 

Fifth,  I added royal icing and painted them. The royal icing gave the characters color and dimension. This was the first step after the flooded cookies dried.

Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater Cookies

Lightning McQueen &Tow Mater Cookies

First, I made a Lightning McQueen cookie using red royal icing for his body and white royal icing for his headlights.  Next I painted the headlights yellow and gray. 

Second, I made the Tow Mater cookie using medium stiff brown royal icing to give him a rough appearance to show his paint is older and rusting. 

 

Luigi and Guido Cookies

Luigi and Guido Cookies

Third, I painted the Luigi cookie yellow and painted his headlights, mirrors, hubcaps, and bumper silver. Next, I made his hat using black royal icing.

Fourth, the I painted the Guido cookie blue, and his fork-lift was black royal icing.

 

To see more, check out these wonderful Disney Cars Cakes and Cookies.

Disney Christmas Cookies

Disney Christmas Cookies

I made these Disney Christmas cookies featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, and Uncle Scrooge for my daughter’s birthday.

My daughter’s birthday is in December and we really enjoy going to Disneyland and Walt Disney World as a family so I wanted to make her cookies that were festive and that would represent the fun times we had together at Disney parks.  

When you think of Disney, you can’t help but think of Mickey and Minnie so I wanted to make cookies of them.  

I based my cookie design on a Disney Santa’s Cookie set that included a white milk jug, a cookie plate for Santa, and a bowl for Pluto’s snacks. I liked the Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto on there, and I liked the simple black, white, and red color scheme.   Pluto was the only character with an additional color. 

Minnie and Minnie Mouse Christmas Cookies

Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cookies

Here’s my Mickey and Minnie cookies. I used royal icing to create a Santa hat for each.  The ears and nose also have dimension.  I gave each cookie a red dot border to draw out the red on other parts of the cookies.

Disney Christmas Cookies Donald Daisy Scrooge

Donald, Daisy, and Scrooge Christmas Cookies

In addition, I added Donald and Daisy Duck and even Scrooge McDuck.  

I based Scrooge on this terrific Uncle Scrooge Cookie made by The Red Car Baking Company.  Daisy was based on a cookie in this Classic Disney Character cookies set made by Casey’s Confections.  

I dressed Uncle Scrooge in all red to keep my original color theme of red, black, and white. His hat is made from royal icing. Daisy has a royal icing red bow.  The ducks bills are a golden yellow and match with the color of Pluto.

Disney Christmas Cookies Goofy Pluto Pooh

Goofy, Pluto, and Pooh Christmas Cookies

Furthermore, I included a Pluto cookies. He has green holly leaves and red berries on his red collar. He is wearing a Santa hat too.

In addition, my daughter really likes the Goofy movie and since he is often seen with Mickey, I wanted to have a Goofy cookie too.  He is entirely red, white, and black, just like Mickey and Minnie.

Moreover, my family really likes Winnie the Pooh, so I had to include him, even though you do not usually think of him when you think of Mickey and Friends.

I also made a Happy Birthday cookie in the Disney font.

Mickey and Minnie Christmas Birthday Cake

Disney Christmas Cake decorated with Disney Christmas cookies

In addition, my husband’s mother’s birthday is also in December and I wanted to use a Disney Christmas theme there too so I used Disney Christmas cookies to decorate two cakes. I wrapped the cakes in plastic wrap for transport and to preserve the cake. 

The first cake has a strawberry filling and is covered in buttercream.  I placed the Mickey Mouse cookie on the side of the cake and the Happy Birthday cookie on the top.  

The second cake is an almond pound cake. I placed a Minnie Mouse cookie on top it. 

 

Here’s some in progress shots of the cookies.

Disney Christmas Cookies in progress

Trace designs and color in eyes and faces

I first traced the character design onto the cookies that were flooded with white royal icing.

Next, I used black edible marker to color in the black eyes of the characters.

At this point, I also painted Pluto and Pooh golden yellow and painted Donald’s and Daisy’s and Scrooge’s bill yellow.

Minnie Christmas cookie

add black royal icing for ears and nose

Second, I filled in the ears and noses of Minnie and Mickey with black royal icing to give them dimension. 

Furthermore, I filled in Goofy’s ears and nose and Pluto’s ears and nose and Pooh’s nose with black royal icing.  The black sections that were not touching other  wet royal icing were done at this time.

Mickey Christmas cookie

I filled in Mickey’s shirt with red royal icing since it was not touching any other icing. I should have also done his nose, but I forgot and had to do it later.

Mickey Christmas cookie

Add red icing for hat and shirt and collar

Third, once the ears dried, I filled in the Santa hat with red royal icing and used black royal icing to fill in his nose that I forgot in the last step. 

Minnie Christmas cookie

In addition, I filled in the red of Minnie’s hat and Minnie’s shirt. I also filled in the red of all of the Santa hats and Daisy’s bow and Scrooge’s hat and part of Pluto’s collar and his tongue.

Mickey Christmas cookie

add white icing for hat

Once the red royal icing dried, I filled in the white parts of the Santa hat. I used an edible black marker to fill-in in the black parts of Mickey’s face, which could have been done when I filled in his eyes earlier.

Now, the Mickey Mouse Christmas cookie was complete.

I filled in the other characters with black, red, and white royal icing filling in as many sections as possible without filling in sections that were adjacent until that particular Disney Christmas cookie was complete.

Want more festive treats? Check out these terrific  Disney Christmas Cakes and  Disney Christmas Cookies.