Baby on Board! Sweet Surfing Baby Shower Cake

Though my blog may not reflect this, I’ve actually been really busy baking these days! In fact, I’ve been designing really fun cakes for some of my closest friends, which makes for the most rewarding baking of all.

Pardon the lack of carefully staged photos. With my gals napping less, meticulously planned, well-executed photo sessions haven’t been in the cards. Still, this cake for my dear friend Rachel was too cute not to share!

Baby on Board! Surfing Baby Shower Cake | Make Me Cake Me

How silly is that little plastic baby?! I love its adorable, vintage-look and for a plastic baby, I think the creepy/weird factor is pretty love. With a tiny pink bow added for a bit of girlie flair and it’s downright cute!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies Gone Kawaii!

Cookie burnout gets the best of us sometimes, but thankfully Thanksgiving and the lack of turkey cookies on my blog inspired me to whip up royal icing once again.

While turkeys aren’t the cutest of creatures, but all things kawaii must be cute, so I used my trusty sprinkles, wide-set candy bead eyes, and the most common cookie cutter around to make these ultra-cute gobblers.

Quirky Kawaii Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies from Circle Cutters

Bonus! The turkey head and tail can be decorated simultaneously, so these cookies come together fast!

Speediness is quite helpful with November flying by like an autumn breeze!

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Re-purposing Cookie Cutters for Cake Toppers & A Mermaid Birthday Cake

I love cookie cutters (obvi) and have a pretty substantial stash that hasn’t been getting as much use these days as I’ve been tinkering in the world of cakes. When I was tasked with a mermaid birthday cake recently, I knew just the look I wanted: a Sugarbelle-esque mermaid on an Under the Sea swirl cake. Callye’s design is wicked cute and swirl cakes make for pretty oceans.

When considering a mermaid topper, fondant and royal icing seemed so fussy… So many colors to dye… All that time…

Then, it dawned on me: a paper topper using a cookie cutter for the template. Fool-proof, fast, and infinitely adaptable!

Under The Sea Mermaid Birthday Cake | Make Me Cake Me

I outlined the cookie cutter and then cut out different colored cardstock for the various bits of the mermaid. All that scissor work had me nostalgic for grade school art class. So fun!

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Witchy Halloween Owl Cake!

Made especially for my friend Rachel’s annual Halloween fiesta, this cake is one part owl + one part witch (actually witchy cat) + one big part Coco Cake tutorial.

In total, that makes for one wicked cute Witchy Owl Cake! Whooo loves ya!

Witchy Halloween Owl Cake | Make Me Cake Me

Miss Lyndsay aka Coco Cake’s tutorial made this cake’s creation a pretty painless process. I made the fondant pieces in advance, so baking and decorating the night before was stress-free.

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Pumpkins, Silly and Sweet! Jack O’Lantern French Macarons for Halloween

While Halloween is a time for spookiness and scares, cheerful sweets are always in fashion at MMCM.

Joining my happy-go-lucky ghosts, smiley Frankensteins, and colorful skeleton gals are these mischievous Jack O’Lantern french macarons!

Silly and Sweet Pumpkin French Macarons for Halloween! | Make Me Cake Me

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