Thursday, January 14, 2010

Gumball Machine Cake

Kids will always have a special place in my heart. I spent my high school and college free time making Wilton cakes for them. Seeing their eyes light up no matter how big or small their cake is makes every minute of cake decorating worth while . The story of this cake is another one I will not forget.

Janina is turning 10 and I was informed that they normally spend her birthday skiing since it falls right around Christmas time. This year she wanted to have party just to have my cake. No one in my lifetime has anyone wanted a party to have my cake! The theme of her party is candy. She is giving away mini gumball machines for favors so we decided to make a big one in cake.

Pouch is made out of rice krispies. Also served as the candle holder

"Bouncing" gumballs

The coin slot

The whole cake again

The top of the machine could have been bigger but that was the only one I found close to the size I needed. Till the day before pick up, I was still scrambling for the perfect top but they were either too big or too small. Hopefully I find the right one next time!

Happy Birthday Janina! Hope you liked your cake!


  1. Wow! this is just amazing! The gumball machine looks so real! How do you imprint coin slot design - it's soo good! Your work is so neat and perfect!

  2. Thank you very much Faithy! The imprints I actually had to cut by hand :)

  3. Cut by hand! Wow! It's really very good..look exactly like the real thing! I love your work! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and talent!

  4. Do you use cake boards for the bottom, then cover with fondant. You are an inspiration!

  5. Wow! Neat and Perfect is an understatement. Are your letters handcut? Just amazing cakes!

  6. You do wonderful work....I've been on lots of sites and the detail on your cakes is just amazing. May I ask what the gumball machine was made of? Can't tell if its cake, sugarpaste or fondant. I am planning to make a gumball cake for my grandaughter (I only make cakes for my grandbabies) and after looking at quite a few sites.....and yours is just ..... WOW !!

  7. Haces de las Naciones, Unidas Trabajo perfecto! enhorabuena!