Gone are the days of picking up a sheet cake from the local grocery store. Cake-making has now been elevated to an art form. With some fondant, some patience, and lots of imagination, you can literally make anything in cake form. All of the cakes on this list will leave you wondering, "How did they do that?" But guess what? You can totally make all the cakes on the list!
Lucky for all of us, the Internet is filled with cool cake ideas and cool cake recipes that are totally doable, even for very, very beginner bakers. From a bear cake to the brain cake to a lumberjack cake, the list is filled with fancy cake ideas that you can create in your own kitchen. All you have to do is pick up the right tools and follow the instructions.The list is also filled with cakes for all occasions. From Easter and July 4th to Halloween, you're sure to find a cake that will satisfy that sweet tooth and your imagination. Take a look and vote up the coolest one that makes you wonder "how did they do that?"
The lumbersexual in your life will love this cake, complete with plaid pattern and bark. All you need are these instructions on how to create realistic wood texture and plaid effects from Sugar Geek Show.
Cookie Jar Cake
You can actually make this awesome cookie jar (with fondant and white almond sour cream cake) by following these instructions from McGreevy Cakes.
American Flag Cake
Perfect for celebrating Fourth of July or Memorial Day, this American dessert recipe from Land O Lakes is something you can create on your own.
Kitty Cat Pumpkin Cake
This cake from The Cake Girls is as adorable as it is easy to make. The texture of the pumpkin is actually created with buttercream frosting and fondant.