How to make a simple FIDGET SPINNER CAKE!

Fidget Spinners have been the newest craze lately. Kids are going insane for them and they are taking the internet by storm. I took the sight of Fidget Spinners at every turn and it inspired me to make a Fidget Spinner Cake. I love cakes that are shaped like different things other than cake, soooo I am not gonna ramble and we are just gonna get into this cake!

 

Things you Will Need:

1 box of cake mix (in flavor of choice) I used Strawberry

Frosting or buttercream. (I used a tub of Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Frosting to make it a little easier.)

one 9″ round pan

Serated Knife (for leveling)

Fidget Spinner Template (I found mine on Google Images)

Small knife for carving.

Fondant in colors of choice. (I am using purple and black)

1″ round cookie cutter

2″ round cookie cutter

 

First bake your cake! Try not to burn it like I did. If ya do though, just use your serated knife to cut off the burnt carmelization.

Next Level your cake. I just use a serated knife to cut the dome off of my cake and make it nice even and flat.

Put your template of your Fidget Spinner on the cake and cut it out.  [Keep the scraps as snacks for you;) ]

*Cut out the holes where the barrings go as well when you cut the spinner out with the 1″ circle cutter. I forgot and didn’t cut mine out til later but it would be much simpler to go ahead and do that now.*

Crumb Coat and put in the freezer to chill and firm up.

Do your final coat of Frosting and return to the fridge to firm up again.

Knead and rollout fondant in color of choice or the spinner.

Cover the cake in fondant and smooth out until it looks nice and even and smooth.

Cut out the holes where the barrings go.

Roll out the fondant for your barrings, mine are black.

Use the 2″ circle cutter out to cut out the 3 circles for the barrings and place them in the holes you cut out and smooth them into place.

Using the 2″ circle cutter cut out the round piece for the middle of the spinner in color of your choice, I chose to make mine black to tie in with the barrings but most spinners middle piece is the same color as the spinner itself. Roll out this fondant pretty thick to make it more accurately look like the spinner. Attach with some water.

Put your cake on a lazy suzan or spinning cake board and you have a spinning cake!!

I hope you guys like this and don’t forget to watch my video below to see step by step exactly how I achieved this cake. Go subscribe to my Youtube Channel and hit the thumbs up button on my video if ya like it.

Thank you guys for stopping by you are awesome, each and every one of you. Keep life sunny! 🙂

 

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Easy ELMO CAKE Tutorial

Hey there sunshine! Today I am going to be showing you a video tutorial of how I made a super simple Elmo cake that I am telling you, anyone can do…even YOU! Yes you the one who says you can’t decorate a cake to save your life. If I can do it, you can do it! It is sooo easy you will be wondering why you haven’t made one sooner! 

Things you will need:

  • 2 Cake Layers (I used 6 inch but you can make it any size)
  • Fondant (In colors black, white, and orange)
  • Red Buttercream
  • Cake Board
  • Grass Tip & Piping Bag
  • spatula for smoothing crumb coat
  • Simple Syrup Bottle & Simple Syrup (optional) See How I made my super cheap DIY Simple syrup bottle HERE

This is a super easy cake! So Let’s do this!

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Thank YOU for stopping by, I hope you like this! Later Tater! 

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How To Make A Simple Snow Globe Cake!

DON’T SHAKE THE SNOW GLOBE!

HA! Im Just kidding guys, but seriously don’t shake it!

Today we are making this super simple easy Snow Globe Cake that will definitely impress at your Christmas get-together but is so simple and quick to throw together!

What you will need:

  • 2 6 Inch Round Cakes (In any flavor you want)
  • Green Buttercream
  • Something to put in the Snowglobe. I used Rice Crispy Trees that I made last week! You can find them HERE!
  • Fish bowl or round vase
  • Shredded Coconut

 

Alright guys, you are about to see just how simple this cake really is. Also feel free to add designs and as many details as you want, I just wanted this to be simple and to show you that its something literally anybody can do! So lets get started!

  1. First I stacked and filled my cake with Buttercream frosting and then gave it a thin crumb coat. Chill.
  2.  Once Chilled I took some of the green Buttercream and done my main coat of frosting which is usually a little more on the thick side.
  3. I smoothed out my buttercream smooth with my small offset spatula or you could use a bench scraper. Then I chilled it for a bit to firm it up so I didnt mess it up while doing the quick and easy decorating.
  4. Next I took my little fish bowl/globe for the top and I placed it where I wanted it. Then removed it, just so it would leave an outline where it goes.
  5. Then I took some shredded coconut and filled the  inside of the globe outline on my frosting so it would look like snow in my snow globe!
  6. Next I used a little Buttercream to attach  my Christmas tree in the center of where my globe will be. If you want to see how I made this cute Christmas Tree Rice Crispy Treat you can check that out HERE. It’s super easy and makes another cute treat to bring to the Christmas family events! (You can put a gingerbread man cookie or whatever you want in this globe!)
  7. Finally I placed the globe back ontop of the cake where I originally outlined for it to go, and you are done!
  8. Of course additional decorations and designs are completely optional!

I hope you guys like this cake and how simple and easy it is and also don’t forget to go check out my post from last week where I show you how to make the Rice Crispy Treat Trees that I put in my snow globe!

Rice Crispy Treat Trees: CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

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Christmas Watercolor Drip Cake!

 

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Hey sunshine! It is time for Christmas decorations near and far! This is my very first Christmas post and I am pretty excited about it! So for my first Christmas video I am doing a Christmas Drip cake…it has its flaws, but I still loveeeeee it! 

So as always check out my video, like, subscribe and I will see you guys next week! 

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How To Make A Buttercream Paw Patrol Cake!

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Hey guys, its your own personal Burst of Sunshine here! I’m here today ready to show you a new cake that I made for an adorable little Paw Patrol fan! This is a super simple buttercream cake that is perfect for a kids party at any age. Because it was buttercream and not all fondant it was a huge hit with the kids, especially since fondant is a hard sell on some people.
I did not write out a full blog post on this cake because it would be extremely long, so it would save me and you both time if you just checked out the Youtube video I made on my channel “Burst of Sunshine” to see exactly how I made this cake step by step.

So sit back, relax, and watch the magic happen!

*& by ‘magic‘ I mean: me learning how to make cakes as I go, winging it, and making mistakes… as I am not a professional nor have any training AT ALL*


ENJOY!

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How to make a Ghost Cake

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Welcome my spooky sunshines!! Today I am showing you how to make a super easy Ghost Cake that even YOU can whip up for a Halloween Party! If I can do it, anyone can. Halloween is in a few days and this cake can be whipped up quick and easy, and its so cute! Its definitely party friendly and will be a hit with all your friends and family! I went with a ghost shaped almost ike a kid wearing a sheet, I thought it was cute and leaves alot of room for error which I am notorious for. So without further rambling, lets do this!

*DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a professional cake decorator and am in no way saying that I am. I am learning everything as I go and am a self taught home baker! *

Check out my video below to see exactly how I made this cake! If you are interested in seeing all my future content as I upload it, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel so you can be notified every time I upload.

Items Used:

  • 6″x2″ Round Pan
  • Oven safe bowl
  • 2 batches of cake mix in flavor of your choice (I’m definitely a chocolate lover)
  • buttercream
  • Rice Crispy treats
  • White Fondant
  • Fondant in colors of choice for hat and cupcake (I chose purple and orange)
  • Serated Knife for leveling & carving
  • Rolling pin
  • Small offset spatula for icing
  • Small knife for details
  • Number 21 start tip
  • Piping bag (or ziploc bag)
  • small cardboard pieces for support of cupcake and hat

Now I am going to try and explain this the best I can but for an easier alternative you can always watch my video tutorial on this cake.

LETS DO THIS:

Step 1:

First I baked all my cakes. I baked three 6″x2″ round cakes and also one cake in a porcelain oven safe bowl.

Step 2:

After cooling I leveled and stacked the cakes up with my serated knife. The three round first and then the bowl on top to be the round part of the head. ( Keep all the scraps from leveling it, you will use these to make a cake pop witches hat for your ghost)

*Go ahead and crumb all the scraps you leveled off your cakes and put them aside for later*

Step 3:

Freeze or cool your cake so it is solid enough that you can carve away at it and give it the ghostly shape you want. Then carve your cake! I tried to round the head a little more then it always was and thin out the middle just slightly so the fondant would drape over it nicely and hang loosely like a sheet.

Step 4:

Crumb Coat your cake and put it in the fridge to chill. Then give it a second coat. Then put it back in the fridge to chill again.

Step 5:

Now we can start working on the arms. I just used pre-made packaged Rice Crispy treats and shaped them into cute little nubs for arms, and attached them with a skewer I cut down to size.

Step 6:

Attach arms to cake and crumb coat them as well blending the icing into the cake.

Step 7:

Cover your cake in white fondant! I covered mine loosely to have the sheet covered ghost affect but this is completely optional, this just helped me leave a lot of room for errors and was still totally adorable. I trimmed the bottom to try and give it a wavy look and accentuated the wrinkles and made deep curls and wrinkles in the fondant.

Step 8:

Now its time to move on to the little details which is the funnest part about making cake!! I just used the large round end of my piping tip to cut out black circles out of fondant for the eyes. Then I cut small strips for my eyelashes and mouth. Then I used a small ball of white fondant for the little white in the eyes of my ghost…I mostly eyeballed it. HAHA GET IT!

Step 9:

Now that her face is done we are moving on to the hat! I used the cake scraps I leveled off my cakes and crumbed them up in a bowl. Then I added some chocolate frosting and mixed it until I got a thick dough consistency. Next I shaped them into  a hat and the bottom of my cupcake that my Ghost will hold!

*Put them on a sturdy thin piece of cardboard for support and freeze*

Step 10:

Once they are frozen and have hardened we are going to cover the hat and bottom of cupcake in fondant. I used purple you can use whatever color you want. After smoothing and trimming I moved on to details. I used orange fondant to put a trim around the base of my witches hat, and a little bow to cover the crease where I had cut the fondant.

Step 11:

I dyed some buttercream the same color as the orange on the witch’s hat to ice the ghosts cupcake in so that it all matches and goes together. Using a number 21 Star tip & a sandwich bag, I piped the icing on my little ghosts cupcake!

Step 12:

Attach your hat and cupcake. I just attached the cupcake to the ghost’s hand with a little dollop of buttercream,and the hat to the top of her head with a skewer that I cut to size.

TA-DAAA!! You’re done!

 

I really hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and remember, its a ghost, so it doesn’t have to be perfect! So just have fun with it and customize it to your liking! It will be a big hit and people will love it. If you make this cake or any other cake or project make sure to send it to me on Instagram at @burstofsunshine

Again thanks for stopping by guys and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel! 🙂 Byyyeee!!

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How to Make A Five Nights At Freddys Cake!

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DISCLAIMER: First off let me start off by saying I am CLEARLY not a professional cake baker or decorator…I am learning as I go and most things I am doing for the first time on camera just winging it. So please be considerate, as I am a beginner home taught baker…and with that said lets move on to the cake! 

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Hey Sunshine! Today we are making this Five Nights at Freddys Cake! It’s super easy and any home-baker/mom-baker can easily create this. So sit down, press play, and see how to make this cake for any Five Nights at Freddys fan in your life!  Don’t forget to Subscribe to my Youtube Channel while you are there to get updates when I upload new videos!

Thank you guys so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this video! 🙂 Come back soon!

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How To Make A Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake

 

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Hey Sunshine!! Sad as I am to see Summer go, Fall is most definitely my favorite season of them all. However Fall doesn’t arrive until Thursday which means we have one last week of summer and I want to go out in style!! When I think of summer I think of hot days and eating ice cream! So what better way to say farewell to summer then with an Ice Cream Cake! A Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake to be specific!!! Yesss, we all on board?? Lets do it!

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Watch here to see exactly how I made this delicious cake step by step!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of White cake mix (+ingredients to make the cake)
  • 1/2 cup of Strawberry Wafers
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar Cookies
  • Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Frosting

THATS ALL THE INGREDIENTS IT TAKES TO MAKE THIS WONDERFUL DELIGHTFUL DESSERT!!!!!

Directions:

  1. First I took my Softened Ice Cream out of the container and spread it in a small loaf pan big enough that I would be able to cut out my Popsicle with a spatula. Make it as thick as you want the Ice Cream layer to be and smooth it out.
  2. Then I put the Ice Cream in the freezer for about 1 & 1/2 Hours so It can harden and become solid.
  3. While my Ice Cream is freezing, I baked my White cake mix in a 8×8 square cake pan. After it is done baking I let it cool COMPLETELY. I actually even put it in the fridge to cool it down a little quicker.
  4. While the cake is cooling and the ice cream is freezing I went ahead and started making my crumb mixture. I took a cup of each cookie but I didn’t even use half of what I made so I definitely would cut this portion down at least into half. So take a half cup of Sugar Cookies and half cup of Strawberry wafers and grind them up in a food processor. (If you don’t have a food processor, put them in a plastic bag and crush them up). Then I combined them in a bowl together. (Don’t over process these til they are dust, you want them to still be crunchy – hence the Strawberry CRUNCH Cake.)
  5. Now that my cake is cooled I cut it in half (So I can sandwich my ice cream into the two pieces of cake).
  6. Then I took a knife and cut out the shape of a Popsicle in the two cake layers.
  7. Now I take what will be the very bottom of the cake, spread a thin layer of icing on it and coat it with the crumb mixture I made. Then I flip it over onto the plate I plan to leave the cake on.
  8. Next I use the other layer and lay it on my hardened ice cream, using a knife I trace out my Popsicle shape into the ice Cream.
  9. Remove the cake you traced off the ice cream and cut out your Popsicle shaped ice cream layer. Place it on the bottom piece of cake you iced, then sandwich the top piece of cake on top of the ice cream.
  10. Then I put the cake back in the freezer to re-harden a little bit (the ice cream will probably have softened a little by now)
  11. Now that the cake has hardened a little more I ice the entire cake with frosting and then completely coated it with the crumb mixture.
  12. Final step is adding a Popsicle stick to give your Popsicle a complete look! You are completely done!!!

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Thank you guys for stopping by, I hope you enjoy this DELICIOUS Ice Cream Cake!! Make sure you subscribe to my Youtube channel! Come back soon!

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How To Bake A Half Vanilla Half Chocolate Sheet Cake!

Hey Sunshine! Sooo I know a lot of Moms opt to home make their kids birthday cakes pretty regularly right? No?! Cant just be my mom! <3 her! I loved my home made cakes, but what do you do if you cant decide a flavor. A lot of people like chocolate, but a large amount also prefer vanilla?! What do you do??? Well I’ll tell ya, you make a half and half cake!!

Making a half and half cake is much simpler than you would think. I tried to look up ways to do this and all I could find was to bake a full chocolate and full white, cut them and piece them together. BUT that doesn’t sound ideal to me. There would be a crease in the middle of the cake, and you waste alota cake that could be ready for party-goers to enjoy. I wanted mine baked together like one you would buy! So that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do today!

I am gonna try to break this down as simple as I possibly can, because this is a very simple process and you will be wondering why you wasnt doing it sooner! No need to buy no fancy gadgets to seperate your cake batter or buy expensive cakes from grocery stores when this involves NO GADGETS! All you need is Cake mix, a sheet pan, and a rolled up dish towel! Yep that’s it!!!

What you will need:

2 different flavor cake mixes (in flavors of your choice of course)

Sheet Cake Pan (I think mine is 11×15 but this will work with any size pan you choose)

Dish towel (mine is a dish drying towel thing! Any dish towel or towel will do.)

Parchment Paper & Baking Spray

Lets Do This!

  1. First you are going to go ahead and prepare BOTH your cake mixes. You need them both to be ready to go because the pouring in the pans is a quick process so it’s best to be prepared.
  2. Line pan with parchment paper & baking spray to keep your cake masterpiece from sticking after it bakes. 
  3. Roll up your dish towel and prop up one side of the pan so it is tilted onto the towel.
  4. Use whichever batter is thickest to pour first. In my situation that is my vanilla, chocolate almost always tends to be runnier. 
  5. QUICKLY remove the towel from under the pan and IMMEDIATELY pour your other cake batter into the other side of the pan before the first mix has a chance to travel across the pan.
  6. Now your cake is ready to bake! That’s how SIMPLE it is to make a half and half sheet cake! AND you can customize it to any flavors you want. Do you boo boo!!

I hope you guys like this super easy tutorial! I mean, it doesnt get any simpler than this!!!!!

 

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Thank you guys for stopping by my blog & for watching my Youtube videos! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!

 

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DIY Simple Syrup Squeeze Bottle

Hey Sunshine!
This is the EASIEST DIY project you will ever see in your life! It is so easy that the video is only a minute long and it really doesn’t even need explaining!! First off do you know what Simple Syrup is?

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What is Simple Syrup?

Simple Syrup is just a sugar water mixture that you put on your cakes before you ice them to keep them moist and delicious!! You may have heard of this before on ‘How To Cake It’ with Yolanda Gampp! She has instructions on how to make Simple Syrup on her website. She also sells a Simple Syrup Bottle that she has cleverly named “Sir Squeeze A Lot” which is on my wish list! So if you are too lazy to do a DIY bottle-1 why are you here on this post, and 2 go over to Yolanda’s site and buy a pre-made bottle! I myself am on a tight budget and never buy something I can DIY for next to nothing!

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Simple Syrup Recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Water
  • 1 part Granulated Sugar

*You can choose however much you want to make, I usually do 1/2 cup at a time because I don’t make ridiculously huge cakes!

Directions:

I put 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once it starts a rolling boil I remove it from heat and let it cool completely. Then I just pour it into my DIY Simple Syrup Bottle using a funnel and then drizzle on my cooled cakes as I’m about to ice and decorate them.

ON TO THE BOTTLE!

All you need is:

  • A small water bottle.(You can use a full size but I definitely prefer a small one, Mine is around 10 oz).
  • & A Needle!

LETS DO IT:

  1. Clean out your bottle and take the original label off of it. (Optional: You can add your own cute personalized label for it, I may do that eventually. Its not a necessity though).
  2. Use the Needle to poke between 5-9 holes randomly throughout the lid. *Be careful please*
  3. Fill bottle with Simple Syrup using a funnel. Put the lid back on, and you have your own Simple Syrup Squeeze Bottle!

Thanks for stopping by guys & I hope you enjoy this quick Simple Video showing how I made this super quick and easy Squeeze bottle for next to nothing! Subscribe to My Youtube Channel for more DIY’s to come, Stay Sunny!

 

(I by no means mean to disrespect Yolanda in any way, If you want to go buy her bottle I fully encourage it because I love Yolanda and if I could, I’d go get one myself! This is just a more budget friendly alternative for us cheapskate DIY-ers)

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