Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Hello all Cake Hero followers!

If you are still following me here then you are in the wrong place...Cake Hero has a new website and a new blog location!  Please replace the current Cake Hero blog in your RSS feed with the following new address:  I have lots of new cakes and a lot more information on the new site...stop by and drop me a line!

- Melissa

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Website!

I have a real live site now just like a real live specialty cake baker should.  Please head on over to to see pretty pictures, read about my ordering process and to find out how I got started.  Hint: it involves Star Wars.

It's been real over here at melissacakeytime, let's keep the party going over at  Huzzah!

xo - Melissa

ps - The blog is over there too, but now I also get to blog about fun things like decorating methods, cute baking tools I find online, and cake inspiration.  See you there!

Sunday, May 01, 2011


When Nikki asked for an Animal Muppet cake for her drums playing main man Sam, I knew I couldn't just make a tiny little Animal and call it a day.  This guy was a whopper!  Animal is shown here playing drums while chained to the stage...he's so wild, I couldn't risk him getting free!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sid the Science Kid Cake

When Angeli of Art by Angeli asked me to make a Sid the Science Kid cake for her son, I had never heard of the character before...he's so cute!

I got to make Sid and his dinosaur friend for Gavin.  Imagine my pleasant surprise when mom Angeli sent me the pictures from the party today!

Amazing, can you believe Angeli doesn't do this for a living?  She even shares the printables she created especially for the occasion on her blog.  Definitely check it out...she has so many great crafts and projects chronicled there.  

Happy birthday Gavin!

Super Mario Playing Nintendo DS with Pikachu

Yay Mario!

Mario is playing his favorite DS game while Pikachu watches.  Luckily none of the Bob-omb candles went off!

Cake was vanilla with fresh berry frosting.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tron Light Bike Cake

When April reached out to me recently for a Tron Light Cycle cake for her son Isai, I couldn't believe my luck.  I looooved the look of the movie, so I was more than happy to take a stab at making a stylized 3D Tron Light Bike!

Cake was red velvet with cream cheese frosting.  Happy Birthday, Isai!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mario and Princess Peach in Love Cake

When my friend Ken asked for a Mario Brothers themed Valentine's day cake for his lady love, I was excited to help him out.  As most of you know, I love a) cake and b) video games, so this was a no brainer for me.  I decided to go old school and have the princess and her main man in all their 8-bit glory, along with some 8-bit hearts and the...coin box?  question mark box...thing? from Super Mario Brothers.  You know, this thing:

The cake was, of course, red velvet with cream cheese frosting.  Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Creature Comforts...On Ice!

Amanda, one of my fave customers (she consistently has the best ideas for cakes) outdid herself once again.  For her mother's birthday, she wanted a "Creature Comforts on ice" cake!  Now, I don't know if I've talked about this here before but I loooove Creature Comforts.  Before Wallace and Gromit, Nick Park made Creature Comforts, a series of claymation shorts that involve animals in a zoo describing their experiences there.  It was a big part of my childhood (they reran it on Nickelodeon all the time) and when Amanda asked me to make combine the little guys from CC with a winter wonderland theme, I was more than happy to!

Above you can see: the candy lake I made for the poor little penguin to wipe out on, a little tree for a bird to hide behind while he throws his snowballs, a fun sheep making snow angels, another penguin blowing out the candle on his birthday cake and a bear dressed up as a snowman!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

iPhone 4G Cake

This iPhone cake was made for birthday boy Shaun, based on the apps from his phone (the screenshot of his phone that I worked from was very craftily acquired by Suzy and Barbara, well done ladies!).

Happy birthday Shaun!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Van Halen Cake

Scott, a bud who has ordered some really fun cakes in the past (you can see them here and here) turned 35 this year, and to commemorate the occasion ordered a Eddie Van Halen guitar stripes cake.  You know, it seems simple enough, just a bunch of stripes, but man did it take time!  It was definitely worth it though, Scott was thrilled with his cake!

Happy birthday Scott!