Spinning cakes are a formidable way to impress your guests with something that's beautiful and fun at the same time. Just imagine how cool it is to have a cake you can interact with and reconfigure so you can get up to 16 different cakes -or 64 different sides- with just a few spins.

I made a moving Rubik's cube cake for my sister's birthday and posted a video of the cake a year ago. The response was off the charts and everyone wanted to know how I did it, that's how the Moving Rubik's Cube cake tutorial came to be. This year I surprised my sister with another rotating birthday cake, this time with characters from her all time favorite Peanuts.

A rotating cake is lots of fun to have in your party, but it's also fun to make and easy too. You can learn to make your own rotating cake with the simple technique I teach in my new video tutorial. Once you master the technique it's all up to your creativity. You can use the lovely dolls provided in the tutorial or you can feature your favorite characters from Peanuts, Star Wars, Barbie, Lego or Avengers... or you can simply mix and match faces placing eyes in the top tier, nose in the middle and mouth in the bottom tier... the possibilities are endless!

Rotating Doll Cake Tutorial

AuthorIrina Salazar
CategoriesTutorials, Cake

After launching my website on July 1st, I was planing on taking a few days off but -as you all know- once you fall in love with cake decorating that's nearly impossible. Every family gathering, holiday, birthday, special day or just because... the first thing that pops in my head is 'what kind of cake can I make this time?' So when my cousins invited us to come over their house to celebrate the 4th of July, I couldn't resist.

As I recently made a patriotic cake for my husband, I wanted to make something a bit different this time. I browsed cake designs online, looking for some inspiration. But it was with the help of my husband that the final idea came to mind. For this cake I only had 2 days to make the whole thing from scratch, but of course with 2 toddlers running around I barely had a few hours each day to design, bake and decorate.

I wanted to make this cake special inside and outside, so each slice had the American flag! Here you can find a video of how to achieve this. I know the idea is not new, but still it's something that I wanted to try but adding my personal touch. Usually the flag is made by coloring a big batch of vanilla cake in red and blue, and adding no color to make the white bars. Instead, I made vanilla cake for the white and the blue, using chopped blueberries and only a little bit of gel paste for the latter. For the red bars I made red velvet. The combination of flavors and the surprise of finding the American banner inside the cake was definitely a big hit!

Golden Gate and Statue of Liberty

Space Needle, Empire State Building and Sears Tower

For the first time I entirely decorated the whole cake with modeling chocolate only, using the paneling technique. The top tier was designed after uncle Sam's hat. The bottom tier represents America at night, waiting for the fireworks to start... dark blue skies, black horizons and silver landmarks. 

God bless America!

AuthorIrina Salazar