Cute Disney Cupcakes! Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cupcakes

mickey mouse clubhouse cake and cupcakes

disney character cupcakes

cutest minnie mouse cupcake design

These are my original designs of Disney Cupcakes, I made them 4 years ago.
I’ve been seeing them make it’s rounds on the internet and instagram 🙂 
Very happy to know that people like my designs!

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 My original posts on Instagram 🙂 I’d love to hear from you there!

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Oreo Cupcake Recipe with Oreo Frosting Recipe

oreo cupcake frosting recipe
best oreo cupcake recipe


  • 75g butter
  • 245g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 205g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 205ml milk
  • 75g crushed Oreo cookie
Serves: 12 standard cupcakes


1. Pre-heat your oven to 170’F degrees.

2. Cream the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add sugar and whisk until combined and coming away from side of bowl.

3. In a jug whisk your eggs and slowly add it to butter and sugar mix, incorporating fully before adding more.

4. Sieve flour, salt and baking powder together. Add crushed Oreos into batter.

5. Add half of dry ingredients into the batter and whisk.  Add half of the milk and whisk. Alternate this one more time to combine all ingredients together.  Scrape the side of the bowls to ensure everything is mixed.

5. Fill your 12-cupcake cases ¾ of the way and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked.
pinterest oreo cupcake recipe
  • 110g cream cheese, cold
  • 56g butter, cold
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 5 crushed oreos (You can use a food processor for this.
    Or place it in a ziploc bag and crush it by pushing down
    something heavy over it.)


1. Beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy, scraping down sides of the bowl.

2. Beat the icing sugar in at low speed until fully incorporated.

3. Beat in Oreo crumbs.

4. Transfer into a piping bag / ziploc bag and refrigerate for 15 min.

When the frosting becomes hard enough to pipe, remove and start piping!


More Despicable Me Cakes!

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Hello 🙂

If anyone had noticed, I am no longer :(… I lost the domain and been trying to gain it back, I made an offer, hopefully they (whoever the new owner is) will be understanding and give the name back to me.  I’m still TheCakingGirl.  But it’s no longer dot com. it’s dot ca.

Why did I call myself TheCakingGirl anyways.. well, about 4 years ago, when I first started making cakes, I was pretty bad at it but I wanted to get better, and I really enjoyed it, so I made as many cakes as I can for free for people, so I can practice.  My friends were calling/texting me asking why I can’t go out, what am I so busy doing.  I got tired of typing that I’m busy making a cake, learning how to decorate etc, I simply replied, “I’m caking,”. I made cake into a verb lol. Cause that’s what I was doing, I was Caking.

So I called myself  The Caking Girl.
I see that term being used in other cake forums now 🙂 yes, it’s a verb, it’s a hobby, it’s a career, it’s a life.
I’m also aware that Caking has another urban dictionary meaning. Haha. 😉

Anyways, now that I sorta sorted out the domain name situation, I want to blog more. I hope you enjoy my blogs, altho I don’t write as much, and it’s mainly visuals. I plan to write more.

Take care, talk soon!

Making another despicable me cake…

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My edible gumpaste figurines lying out to dry.

how to make despicable me minions tutorial

One of many gumpaste minions I’ve made the past couple of years.  I love making minions, now that I’m familiar with which circle cutters to use for the eyes, and how to make the overalls, I’m pretty fast at it now!

cool despicable me birthday cake

Here’s the cake put together! Each character are to represent someone, that’s why there’s a Michelin man, a cat, initial letters and benz logo.


My tribute to the short lived FLAPPY BIRD GAME!
flappy bird cupcake

These are flappy bird cupcakes I made for fun, I set up the camera and put together the background with baby blue wrapping paper and blank pieces of white printing paper at home 🙂 

how to make flappy bird cupcake tutorial
I’m details obsessed, pixels do not stop me lol!

My Ikea table, full of scratches haha!

flappy bird cupcake

This picture has a bit of everything I love to do, baking, making art, 
photography, iphone apps, and being creative!

Please bring back the Flappy Bird app download please! 🙂

Anyone else addicted to this iphone app? 

flappy bird cake, flappy bird cupcake

Kung Fu Panda Cake!

Hello! I’m not gonna have internet access for several days, I’m travelling to Hong Kong with my family 🙂
Just wanna do a quick update before I go! 
I made this cake back in April, but had just recently uploaded the picture onto my computer and watermarked it 🙂 Here it is, this is probably my favorite cake design this year…
This cake was made for baby Ella Rose for her 100th day celebration, her mommy
had asked me to make a cake that’s Kung Fu Panda theme and incorporate roses with it somehow,
 so I chose my favorite scene from the movie, where Po is training with his chopsticks.. instead of buns, he’s training with roses. I thought the cherry blossom and sunset would look great.  I’m so glad the cake design had turned out!
beautiful girly kungfu panda cake
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kungfu panda theme cake for girl

Love, Joey

How to make Gumpaste Figurines

how to make gumpaste figurines tutorial

how to make mickey mouse figurine tutorial

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One of my fave caking thing to do is mould gumpaste figurines! 

I still haven’t tried using sculpting chocolate yet (it’s more pricey), but I’ve heard great things about it, so far gumpaste work well for me :). I’m sticking with gumpaste.

One thing that bugs me most about custom cakes, is when the figurine doesn’t look like the real thing.  If it doesn’t look right, I rip the parts off and remake it over, and over again until I get the ratios and scales right 🙂 I am quite obsessed with getting my figurines spot on. 

Sometimes even without having to remake any parts, one figurine can take up to an hour to make or longer. 

Here are some of my tips on making gumpaste figurines:

1. Don’t rush it. Make it a few days before your cake is due, if you’re rushing the figurine, it won’t look good! I used to save the figurine making for last, and it would stress me out as that’s all I’m thinking about when I’m making the rest of the cake. Never again. I always make my figurines first, and on a day I have a few hours to dedicate myself to it.

2. Get a good reference.  Go online, go on google or other search engines, and find a good picture to use as reference.  Print it onto paper and have it with you when you work.  It’s best to get a front view and a profile view of the figurine.  If it’s a 2D cartoon character, and you have trouble envisioning it as 3D, try to google the keyword with “doll” after it.  That way, you can find pictures of it in a 3D doll form, that helps a lot! Sometimes I borrow my daughter’s toys, when I make Mickey Mouse gumpaste figurines.. or Winnie the Pooh gumpaste figurines.. Dora, Cat in the Hat, etc.

3. Detail is everything.  Get an exacto knife, you’ll need it to make the small details.  Notice all the small details, even if it’s a very thin black line over the top eyelid of the character, include it. It makes a difference in the result.  I also bought sculpting tools, clay tools and plastercine tools from fine art stores as well.

4. Give it time to dry.  Sometimes the figurine will have to take a break.  If it needs to dry over night, let it.  Structure is everything!

5. Accuracy.  Try your best to examine the proportions and scales.  I use my fingers or the blade of my exacto knife to measure parts of the figurine.  You can also compare parts of the figurine to itself.  For example, width of eye = half of the nose width, distance between eye and nose = same distance as eye to eyebrow.   

6. Don’t forget colors.  Even if you get all your proportions/scales of the parts right, if the color is slightly off, it affects the entire outcome.  Don’t be afraid to mix the food colors a bit.  For example, I never use Wilton’s Rose Pink color on it’s own, I always add a bit of Wilton’s Burgundy, even if it’s a tiny micro amount.  It ‘normalizes’ the rose pink for me, with it on it’s own, the hue is too strong.

Here are some of the gumpaste figurines I made this year.

tips on making gumpaste figurines tutorial

Stewie Cake! 

Three Stewie gumpaste figurines… cause one is not enough 🙂

how to make edible figurines

mike the knight cake

Meet Mike the Knight, this guy’s funny proportions gave me a headache lol…

despicable me figurines tutorial

Sorry for the phone picture quality! This is from my Instagram 🙂

Here’s the Despicable Me Cake!
cutest despicable me cake design

This was probably the cake that required the most gumpaste figurine labor! 😀

amazing despicable me cake

Happy Moulding Everyone!!
and here are some pictures from my recent trip to Paris 🙂

Fondant decorating: How to make a LEGO CUPCAKE!

 I was a huge lego fan when I was a kid, my parents didn’t buy my sisters and I many toys, so we spent a lot of time with this huge bag of hand me down legos. It was a set to make a boat, but a lot of pieces were missing.  There were only white, gray and black lego pieces too haha.  I remember I really wanted
the green board so badly haha! I built furniture with them for my barbie dolls too. I LOVE LEGO!

I was in Halifax over the summer and saw these lego cutlery in a kitchenware store!!
 They are too cute!! I had to get them! 🙂
diy fondant lego tutorial

Of course, I had to make lego cupcakes and take pictures with the cutlery when I got home!
..and here’s a lego man on a cupcake. He’s made out of gumpaste, entirely edible!
Easy DIY lego cupcake tutorial!
diy how to make gumpaste lego tutorial

What you’ll need:

– clump of fondant
– rolling pin
– any edible color dye
– small circle cutter
– water
– paintbrush and toothpick (optional)
– a knife


1. Use a toothpick and dab a bit of your edible color dye onto the fondant. Knead the fondant until the color is all mixed. You might need to add the color several times to get a nice intense color like the lego blocks.

2. Roll out the fondant about 3/4 of an inch thick.

3. Use the circle cutter and cut out 6 fondant circles.

4. Roll the fondant together and roll it out to 3/4 inch think again. 

5. ‘Glue’ the circle fondant onto the rolled out fondant by dabbing a bit of water. The water acts as a glue between the fondant. I like using a small paintbrush to apply water, you can use your finger, or toothpick etc.

6. With the knife, cut a rectangular shape around the circles.

7. Let it dry for a few hours, and you can place them onto cupcakes! You can make variations by using different colors and different lego pieces (2 circles, 4 circles).

Btw, the cutlery are not lego brand, if you’re interested, look up 
“Fred and Friends Snack and Stack” lego cutlery. You can buy them online!

CANDY CRUSH CUPCAKES! Time Lapse Cake Video!


candycrush cupcake toppers

I can get addicted to new Iphone apps and Facebook games easily! I remember being addicted to Angry Birds, Cooking Mama, Temple Run, Draw Something on Facebook, and Cafe World on Facebook. I was reeeally addicted to Cafe World lol. I remember playing that during my classes.. not paying attention to the teacher at all lol. It was the only way to stay awake in class haha.

Right now I’m addicted to Candy Crush! I play that on my Iphone everywhere.. at home, at work, in the washroom…lol. It’s been my longest Facebook game, I can’t seem to get bored of it. 🙂

It also doesn’t help when EVERYONE in my family is addicted to Candy Crush too. 

My daughter loves the game, so this year for her birthday.. I went to her school, and surprised her with Candy Crush Cupcakes!! I had everything set up during recess, 
my daughter and her entire class LOVED IT!
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Here’s a Time Lapse Video of myself making the
 Candy Crush Cupcakes! 🙂

candy crush birthday cupcakes 

She was really shy when they sang Happy Birthday haha!


Handing out the Candy Crush Cupcakes 🙂

Happy Birthday my love!!!

Click here to see last year’s birthday cupcakes for my daughter,

My First Tumblr Set: Calvin and Hobbes Cake!

best calvin and hobbes cake

My first attempt at making a Tumblr set! What do you guys think? My limited cropping/measuring skills on Photoshop lol.

Anyone remember Calvin and Hobbes? They’re a popular 90s comic strip! 
I made this Calvin and Hobbes cake last week, she wanted something “whimsical” so I went on google to look for some Calvin and Hobbes inspiration.. I saw this image of them crossing the river and thought it was perfect!

This cake was quite challenging as I couldn’t find any 3D Calvin and Hobbes toys or dolls anywhere online to use as reference.. so I tried my best to imagine what they would look like if they were 3D. I had to mold them to a scale/proportion where they wouldn’t look too weird at a different angle.  I had trouble with the tiger.. I had to remake his head a couple of times.  
I started the background of the cake with white fondant and then painting onto the fondant after letting the fondant dry a bit.  Calvin and Hobbes are made from colored gumpast.

The person who had requested this cake was super happy with it!

beautiful Calvin and Hobbes Cake