Archive for the ‘Food’ Category


Zelda Hylian Crest Cake

September 24, 2014

I went to a birthday party and got a request. The Hylian crest. I was unsure if I could do it well,but a few batches of fondant later and it was done.  It turned out great and the birthday boy was happy.



Death Star Fondant Cake

April 6, 2010

My husband is a huge Star Wars fan, so when his birthday came around, I wanted to make him something special. I decided on a lemon Death Star cake with fondant on the top. The design could have been a little more accurate, but I am pleased with the overall look of the cake.

Death Star before Black Detailing

Death Star without Black Detailing

Death Star with Black Detailing

Death Star with Black Detailing

Time to Serve up Destruction

Some recipes for fondant:
Not So Idle Hands Blog


Mega Man 1-up Fondant Cake

February 16, 2010

Another birthday came around and I wanted to make something that could be enjoyed by the geeky friends of mine, especially the birthday boy. Chris and I worked together to make a Mega Man Cake based off of this picture. We used MS Paint to blow up the picture to where we could see individual pixels and then began preparations to make the cake.

After baking the largest round chocolate cake I could, I made some white marshmallow fondant. After frosting the round, I covered it with rolled out white fondant.

I didn’t care if it was smooth because of how I was decorating, but for instructions on how to cover a round cake with fondant, go here.

Next, I enlisted the help of Chris to cut out various colors of fondant. Earlier, I went to Michaels and purchased peach, black, and blue fondant. This meant that all I had to make was the white, and the cyan/turquoise. We rolled the fondant out and cut out squares and placed them according to the 8-bit Mega Man extra life. Here is the result.

Some recipes for fondant:
Not So Idle Hands Blog


Panda Fondant Cake

February 8, 2010

Dustin was having a birthday party and themed it around Kung-Fu Panda. I was put in charge of making the cake, so I decided to make a panda cake. I forgot to look at panda pictures beforehand, so I didn’t make the markings on the panda accurate. My instructions will be more accurate.

I baked two round cakes (9” and 10”) as well as a regular loaf pan. After they were baked, I put the 10” in the middle, cut the 9” so it fit on top of the other round. Then I cut the loaf cake to fit as feet, leaving enough extras to make ears and hands.

Make or buy fondant in black and white. I prefer making marshmallow fondant because it tastes good, but it is your choice. I used marshmallow fondant for the white and store bought for the black because black is difficult to create. Frost the cake and roll out the fondant. Cover the cake with the white. Cut out a small circle in white for a pupil. Roll out the black fondant. Cut two square-ish shapes to cover the bottom legs and cone-like shapes to cover the arms. Cut two half-circles for the ears.  Cut a small circle for the pupil and a large circle for the patch around the eye. Cut a small triangle for the nose. Place these in the appropriate places on the panda. Enjoy

Recipes for fondant:
Not So Idle Hands Blog


Tetris Candy Cake

January 25, 2010

I have always had a love of making cakes. When I was little, my mom would let me make the birthday cakes for everyone in the family. I brought this love with me to college, and when my then-boyfriend’s birthday came around, I decided to make a nerdy cake. My search for the perfect nerdy cake brought me to Tetris. Classic!

Looking for square, colorful candies, I stumbled upon Starbursts. My purchase entailed a giant pack as well as some twisted black licorice. Once arriving home, I set to work. First the outline of licorice went on, followed by the pieces. The side pieces added the extra touch the cake needed. Only after I had make half the cake did I realize that I needed to leave holes in the puzzle in order for the rows to not disappear. I apologized to my husband, but he said the cake was perfect.