Peppa Pig by Prue


“The Peppa Pig playset was purchased at the ABC shop.
We added a doll from a dolls house and pasted the birthday girl’s photo onto it!
I made a basic chocolate cake in a lasagne tin.
I used Hopper’s green colour for the buttercream icing and a Wilston tip to make the grass
The toadstool lollies are Coles brand, no artificial colours.”

Dolly Varden Barbie by Prue


 “Doll was purchased from Target. Her wings and dress were removed and her torso was wrapped in cling wrap
I made a butter cake in a pudding tin and a round cake
These were joined with buttercream icing and using an apple corer I cut a couple of hole down the centre to fit barbie in.
I applies a crumb coat of buttercream icing over the whole cake, then using a Wilston star tip I piped the rosettes on.
The icing was coloured with Hopper’s pink and Queens natural pink colour.
The flowers and glitter sprinkles on the barbie cake board are Coles Brand – no artificial colours”

Fairy Castle by Prue


“The fairies and turrent flags were purchased from a cake decorating supplies shop at Southport
I made a basic butter cake and used a silicon castle mould from The Reject Shop (didn’t really like it, the cake stuck to it)
I used buttercream icing coloured with Hopper’s pink colouring and Queens natural pink colouring to cover the cake
The turrents on the castle are additive free waffle ice-cream cones from Coles and I just covered them in the buttercream icing then rolled them in Hoppers sprinkles.
The flower and snowflake sprinkles on the castle are from Aldi
I used Hopper’s green colour for the buttercream icing and a Wilston tip to make the grass”

Angry Birds by Mel




“Dairy free and failsafe apart from cocoa in icing (could sub with carob powder).

I just use a standard Butter Cake recipe, but substitute with Nuttlex and Rice milk.

It was 2 mini spring-form pans (both for $11 at Kmart) and the tower is cake pops with the top and base cut off, stacked with toothpicks to hold them together and the angry birds is a game set that was on clearance at Kmart ‘glued’ together with more icing. I covered a flat canvas from a cheapie shop with contact I already had here, covered all the cake with tonnes of icing and voila!”


Another FAILSAFER noted “For the tower you could also cook a flat cake and then cut out circles with a scone cutter and ‘glue’ them together, if you don’t have the pop-cake tray.”  Good thinking, I thought.