By jayme1980 Taco cakes made for an early work party celebrating Cinco de Mayo!
By EM411 I entered this in a cake competition. I was inspired by all of the bright, beautiful colors found in Mexican pottery. I couldn’t figure out what do do for the bottom tier and then I found this awesome pattern in the Wilton 2013 Yearbook. I cut circles out of fondant and folded them into triangles. The second tier from the bottom is like a pattern found on an embroidered Mexican dress. That layer is royal icing with a fondant gerbera daisy. The next tier is made of modeling chocolate ruffles which remind me of the dresses during Cinco de Mayo. The top tier has hand painted pottery dishes that were made of gum paste and painted with gel paste colors.
By dcallar Made for Cinco De Mayo celebration. Thanks to Colette Peters. The needles got tedious so I only put one in each. Had a problem with the bc frosting falling off once piped on.
By mazdamoose Thanks so much for all the inspiration from fellow CCers! I made two 9 inch cakes and cut them into ovals to fit on the platter. Made all the chips out of fondant with oreos crushed into it. The meat is just crushed cake. The lettuce is green fondant that I ran through my mozzarella cheese shredder. The cheese is white chocolate I tinted yellow and shredded on a cheese grater. Olives are fonant. Tomatoes are gummy worms, and buttercream guacomole and sour cream! SO much fun to make!!
By bonniebakes this is my entry from the Great American Cake show this past weekend. The standing cookies are on cookie “supports” (triangle cookies “glued’ to the back to make a stand). all decorated with RI except the pinatas – all fondant. Boy did they take a long time!!
By jillycakes Cinco de Mayo cake for a first birthday party. Sombrero, maracas and chili peppers are made of gumpaste, and the blanket is fondant. Thanks for looking!
By GRAMMASUE Buttercream icing with fondant sombrero, peppers, and blanket. Maracas are store bought.
By texa Cake for fun to put in the teacher’s lounge for Cinco de Mayo. 8″ top layer, choc. w/raspberry; 12″ bottom, vanilla w/strawberry. BC icing, MMF peppers and small accents. Clock on stove says 1:56 — that’s AM. Can we say “obsessive”? Much inspiration from several cakes on CC, especially tripletmom!!!
By mjs4492 12″ yellow cake with raspberry filling. Everything is edible except the candles. The sombrero is a small little cake (Wilton mini mold pan) covered with fondant. The brim was 50/50 gumpaste/fondant. The chili peppers are made out of fondant. Wilton’s “Fiesta Margarita” cake was my inspiration.
By endymion Ever since I saw bonniebakes’ Cinco de Mayo cookies posted on CC, I wanted to make some of my own fiesta cookies! (Thanks for the inspiration!) Made for a Mexican-food-themed potluck at work.
By scrapbookermom Cactus cake made for a teacher appreciation luncheon on cinco de mayo. The pot is chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache filling, and the cactus is RKT. I used the buttercream dream icing recipe found on this site, royal icing for the spikes, and fondant flowers. My yummy sand is made from graham crackers, brown sugar, cinnamon, and “sugar in the raw”.
By deliciousdesign These were super fun to make! The margarita glasses are lime cake – very tasty
By skmaestas My daughter’s birthday is on Cinco De Mayo so thought I would make her a mexican cake. Confetti cake torted with buttercream. Fondant decorations. I put sugar on the chips to make it look like salt. I heated up some piping gel and poured it over the salsa to make it look more realistic.
By I_AM_PAM_10 Since my son’s bday is so close to Cinco de Mayo, I decided to try something more difficult. The frame is wood and PVC piping. The cake is 24″ tall. The margarita cake is strawberry margarita with a margarita glaze and frosted with buttercream and covered with fondant. The chili’s are white chocolate and all the other decorations are fondant.. The bulbous part of the “glass” is RKT. The salsa bowl is DDCSC, frosted with buttercream and covered with fondant. The “salsa” is chipped white chocolate (tinted). This was the most difficult cake I’ve ever done. I first used the ball pan to make the bowl, but it fell apart into 5 pieces as soon as I applied the fondant and had to rebake and decorate a cake at midnight.. I hand carved the next one with more success. I think it turned out great. TYFL
By MG From the Wilton yearbook. Thanks to mjs4492 for some advice. White cake with Bavarian cream filling.