Sunday, April 3, 2011

Beach Birthday Cake, using Cricut, but not the Cricut Cake!

I usually use the "Wilton Shaped-Pan" method for the birthday cakes that I make...but when my niece asked me to make her a "beach scene"....I had NO IDEA what I was going to do!!! I do not have the Cricut Cake, nor do I want it...I only make cakes about 5-6 times a year, so it's not really cost effective. And a lot of the 'samples' of Cricut Cakes I've seen....well, I think they look cheesy. (Sorry if you use the Cricut Cake, but it's just my humble opinion...) Unless you practice, practice, practice, I just don't think that you get super clean lines and perfection that a professional baker gets...no matter how easy it seems! Soooo....then I decided that I could just make a tiered cake, and frost it like the ocean....add some finely crushed graham cracker crumbs on the top of the cake for the sand...and make all sorts of die-cuts with my Expression and Life's A Beach cartridge, attach 'em to long toothpicks and VOILA!!

This is Miss Zoe's Beach Scene Birthday Cake!!


A friendly dolphin and shark among the blue water...


An octopus and a sea turtle, too...


A fun sand castle and some awesome buried treasure on the beach...


A Beach Ball, Crab, and Shovel and Pail for some fun in the sun!


Hula Girl, Palm Trees, and a Sun shining high with birthday wishes!!


I used my white gel pen and stickles to make the die-cuts stand out...I also added a wave border around the top tier. I was happy with the way it turned out...I may have to use my Cricut for more of my cakes!!! Now, if only there was a 'Madagascar' cartridge...That's what my other niece wants for her cake in June! Augh!! Gotta get my thinking cap on for that one!! :)

Thanks for looking!!

14 comments:

Alannah said...

You are a genius!!! I am so going to have to do this!!!! You rock!! I am so glad I became your follower!!!

Alison Jane Hann said...

Gorgeous and so creative!! Who need Cricut cake?

Paula said...

Fabulous cake-what a great idea! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I am your newest follower. Can't wait to see more cakes!

MyNeed2Craft said...

This is the cutest cake. Love your idea. TFS! Ya, who needs another machine? haha

4kids4 said...

This is fabulous! Love the wave border...and all your die cuts look great! TFS

~Sharon C.

Esther said...

That is the cutest cake I've ever seen, love it!!
You did a fantastic job!!!!!!

ownhomedog said...

oh I love it!! It came out just great- makes me feel like im right at the beach too! I dressed up my nephews Cars cake a couple weeks ago too using the Cricut. Great job!

Amber said...

OH MY GOSH!!! This is AWESOME Maquel! I'm sure it was a huge hit!

Coley said...

You did an amazing job on this cake! I love all of the elements you placed around it. What a lucky birthday girl!

DIANA L. said...

That is too cute!

Kathy said...

Love your cake!! I used life's a beach last year for my DD's invites. Now I wish I had thought to use the cut out on her cake. You did an awesome job. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

This is awesome!!! I love it! Very clever and I would LOVE to get this as a cake...

Jackie G said...

This cake is AMAZING!! You did such a stunning job on it!!! Would you mind if I showcased it over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog?

Maquel said...

I would be honored, Jackie!!! Thanks so much!