How To Make A Twilight Birthday Cake

Twilight Cake

Twilight Movie parties as well as Twilight birthday parties are the latest rage. With the newest movie New Moon opening in theaters this November, this party theme is just going to get even more popular!

If you are hosting a Twilight party, you will find a large selection of birthday cake ideas and supplies here. Some of the designs include a Breaking Dawn chess board cake, chess pieces for cake toppers, apple cake toppers, New Moon ruffled tulip cake decoration ideas, Eclipse red satin ribbon fondant accents, edible cake images, custom cupcake picks, and much more.

I am also featuring a wonderful photo gallery of Twilight cakes as well as many custom party supplies such as custom party favors, games, decorations, personalized invitations, etc. Officially licensed New Moon party supplies are scheduled to be released in September 2009. I will include the link as soon as they become available, so please check back!

Twilight is a popular book series written by Stephenie Meyer.

Photo Acknowledgement: All of the flickr photos displayed on this page have either a Creative Commons license or I have received written permission from the cake decorator to display their photos here. In either case, you will find a link back to the flickr members photos as required for use. A BIG thank you to all of the cake decorators for permission to use their photos!

Twilight Eclipse Deluxe Party Kit

Twilight Eclipse Party Supplies
Twilight Eclipse Party Supplies

Twilight Eclipse Party Supplies

Officially licensed Twilight Eclipse party supplies are now available!

Eclipse Deluxe Party Pack for 8 guests includes: (8) 9" Dinner Plates, (8) 7" Dessert Plates, (8) 22 oz. Lenticular Cups, (16) Lunch Napkins, (8) Invitations, (24) Piece Silver Cutlery Set - (8) Forks (8) Spoons (8) Knives, (1) Tablecover, (1) Gold and Silver Star Foil Centerpiece, (18) 12" Latex Balloons - 3 colors, (3) 81' Crepe Streamers - 3 colors, (3) 50' Curling Ribbons - 3 colors, (16) Candles.

More Twilight Party Supplies including New Moon partyware, custom party favors, personalized invitations, decorations, and more.

Twilight Birthday Party

Twilight Cupcake Supplies

There are three great Twilight cupcake ring designs available for purchase.

The first is the Team Jacob/Team Edward. Your birthday party guests can select the cupcake they want depending on which team they are on.

The other cupcake rings include the Family Crest and Twilight Eclipse Movie rings.

The birthday party guests can take their cupcake rings home with them after the party.

Red Mud Cake

Vanilla mud cake colored red with Wilton coloring paste
Vanilla mud cake colored red with Wilton coloring paste
Complete Twilight Cake above
Complete Twilight Cake above | Source

Breaking Dawn Chess Board Cake

A popular Twilight cake design is covering the cake in a black and white chess board pattern.

The chess board look can be achieved using black and white fondant. First, cover your entire cake with white fondant. Then, using a small square cookie cutter, cut out black squares. Start from the bottom of the cake and work your way up. Do the first two rows at the same time to be sure that everything lines up properly.

You could also cover the entire cake with fondant and then add on both white and black squares to create your chess board pattern. When applying the fondant squares, make sure each square is snug up against the other, so there is no cake showing between the pieces. Learn How To Decorate with Fondant

Chess board cake pictured below is courtesy of Miss Catty Cakes Cake Designs

Twilight Chess Board Design Cake

More Chess Board Cake Ideas

Wilton Checkerboard Cake Pan: Checkerboard layer cakes look fancy but are surprisingly easy to make with a Nopro cake pan set. The kit includes three 9 inch pans and one 3-ring batter divider, which is used to separate the batter while pouring. Once you've baked the cakes achieving the checkerboard effect is simple: just stack the baked layers so the colors alternate, then frost.

This cake pan would be great to use with your Twilight cake. I would use red batter and black batter to create your chess board. The guests will be so surprised when they see the inside of this cake!   Checkboard Cake Recipe with photos.

Chocolate Chess Board: This would make an incredibly unique Twilight cake! Using a chess board candy mold, make a chocolate chess board. Use white chocolate and chocolate tinted black to create the chocolate squares. Bake a square cake and then place the chocolate chess board on top of the cake. You can then top with chocolate chess pieces. Yummy!

Chess Piece Cake Toppers

Add chess pieces to the top of your Twilight Cake to represent the Breaking Dawn novel. There are a few different ways in which you can do this.

Fondant Chess Pieces: If you are experienced in working with fondant and sugar paste, you can hand mold 3D chess pieces for your cake.

Chocolate Chess Pieces: Purchase chess candy molds and make chocolate chess pieces for the top of the cake. Mold the pieces in white chocolate and leave the Queen piece white and color the pawn red to coordinate with the Breaking Dawn book cover. Learn How To Mold Chocolate

Party Note: Chocolate chess pieces would also make great party favors! Simply place them in bags and tie with red and black ribbon.

Use a Cookie Cutter: Purchase chess cookie cutters and simply cut the Queen and Pawn out of white and red fondant and apply them to your cake.

Hand Paint: If you are artistic, you can hand paint the chess pieces onto your cake.

Plastic Chess Pieces: Purchase plastic chess game pieces and simply place them on top of your Twilight cake.

Apple Cake Toppers

You can add a red apple to the top of your Twilight Cake to represent the Twilight novel in the series. Here are a few ways to do this.

Fondant Apple: Mold the Apple out of red fondant.

Chocolate Apple: Purchase an apple candy mold and make a solid chocolate apple for the cake. This may be too heavy to place on top of the cake, so you may need to place the chocolate apple along the side of the cake instead. I am certain all of the chocolate lovers at the party will love digging into this delicious treat!

Fake Apple: There are many faux apples available on the market which can be placed on top of your cake.

Use a Cookie Cutter: Purchase an apple cookie cutter and cut the apple out of red fondant. Apply to the top of your cake.

Hand Paint: If you have some artistic ability, you can hand paint the apple onto the cake with red frosting.

Use a Real Apple: A real apple would work well, too.

Party note: Chocolate apples would also make great party favors!

New Moon Wolf Cake Topper

You could use a Wolf candy mold to make chocolate wolves to top your New Moon party cake.

These chocolates are simple to make and make a wonderful cake decoration.

Wolf Candy Mold Description

  • Figure Size: 3"" TALL
  • FDA approved.
  • Mold measures 8 X 10 1/4 .
  • First quality, tough plastic mold
  • Durable and reusable.

You could also use these chocolate wolves for party favors.

Twilight Breaking Dawn Book Cover Cake

How To Make a Twilight Book Cake

With Fondant: Bake two 9 X 13 cakes and stack them on top of each other. Cover the cake in white fondant. Then take a rectangular piece of black fondant and wrap the cake leaving an edge around the sides to create the look of a book. Make a small indent alongside the black fondant "book cover" to create the binding. 

With Frosting: Bake two 9 X 13 cakes and stack them on top of each other. Ice three of the sides with white frosting. Tint the icing black and ice the last side and top with black frosting. Let the frosting dry slightly and then pipe a thick line along the edges to achieve the look of a book cover. Using a fork or a comb, to trace over the white frosting the create "pages".

photo credit Twilight Breaking Dawn Book Cake above pieceofcaketricities

Twilight Book Cover Cake

Incorporating a ruffled tulip design
Incorporating a ruffled tulip design

New Moon's Book Cover

The flower depicted on the cover of Twilight's New Moon book is a ruffled tulip called estella rijnveld.

You can visit your local flower shop or craft store to see if they carry these ruffled tulips. Another option would be to create these tulips using fondant. Cut the tulip petals out of white fondant and then accent with decorative red icing to achieve the look. You could also use crinkled white non-edible paper and accent with red colors.

photo credit Sweet Austin

New Moon Silk Tulips

I just came across these beautiful tulips that would be absolutely perfect for your New Moon party! They look exactly like the ruffled tulip on the cover of the New Moon book.

Simply purchase a bunch of them and create a wonderful table centerpiece! Or, you could use them to accent the party favors as well. What a great find! The ideas are endless.

Twilight Book Cake

Book Cover Cake

The gorgeous Twilight cake was created by The Whole Cake and Caboodle (lisa's cakes). This cake was decorated using buttercream and accented with a fondant chess pawn and fake blood.

Twilight Birthday Cake


More Twilight Cake Ideas

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Twilight Book Covers

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"Twilight" with Apple"New Moon" with Ruffled Tulip"Eclipse" with Red Satin Ribbon"Breaking Dawn" with Chess Game & Pieces
"Twilight" with Apple
"Twilight" with Apple
"New Moon" with Ruffled Tulip
"New Moon" with Ruffled Tulip
"Eclipse" with Red Satin Ribbon
"Eclipse" with Red Satin Ribbon
"Breaking Dawn" with Chess Game & Pieces
"Breaking Dawn" with Chess Game & Pieces

Meanings Behind the Twilight Series Book Covers

"Twilight" The apple on the cover represents the "forbidden fruit"

"New Moon" The ruffled tulip (a bleeding, wilting flower) symbolizes Bella's dark period and her grief in being separated from Edward.

"Eclipse" The broken satin ribbon represents Bella's choice (Edward and Jacob) as well as how she can't really break away from her human ties.

"Breaking Dawn" The chess pieces on Breaking Dawn's cover is a metaphor for Bella's progression throughout the entire saga. She began as the weakest (at least physically, when compared to vampires and werewolves) player on the board: the pawn. She ended as the strongest: the queen.

"Love At First Bite": The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook

Intertwined in the pages of Love At First Bite, The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook, you will find Bella's Lasagna, Harry's Famous Fish Fry, Mushroom Raviolis, Red Velvet Cake, Blushing Bella Punch, and much more is served ala Bella style.

Author: Gina Meyers

Bella's Birthday Cake from the New Moon Movie

Twilight Scrapbook Layout

Twilight Birthday Scrapbook

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  • Bottle Cap Embellishments
  • Scrapbooking Stickers
  • Cardstock
  • Paper Piecing
  • Tag Sets
  • Die Cuts
  • and More!

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Twilight Birthday Cake Party Chat 41 comments

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Raggits 7 years ago

Have they asked you to bake a cake for any of Ms. Meyers book signings? That would be the total coop de grace!

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EverythingMouse 7 years ago

An excellent hub as always Janet. Just finding my way around here at the moment - thinking of going for the 30 day challenge.......

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Janet21 7 years ago from New York Author

@EverythingMouse: Thanks for the compliment on my hub. Good luck with the challenge! :)

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judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

This is an awesome hub! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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mattn78 7 years ago

Wonderful hub with nice photos...


Airin 7 years ago

September 13th is my birthday~~!! :D (Muaaahhaha!!!)Shall I make Bella's cake? Or somethin Twilightish?

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Lissa Lynn 7 years ago from upstate NY

Wow!! What a wonderful hub!! I hope you don't mind, I run a Twilight fan page on facebook and I'm going to post the link to this great article for all my fans to come and check it out!! Great work!

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Janet21 7 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Lissa, that would be great! Glad you like the hub. :)

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Lissa Lynn 7 years ago from upstate NY

You're very welcome :) Thanks for the great information!

twilightfreak801 7 years ago

twiligt and cake:two of my favorite things

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Windsweptplains 7 years ago from The windsweptplains of Colorado

Great hub! I love the cake pictures, the designs are ingenious. Very inspirational!

Regan Bair 7 years ago

Those CAKES are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fern 7 years ago

Hey, i was wondering how you make those cakes!! there just amazing! My friend wants one for her birthday shes like soo jealous! get back,, thanks!

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Janet21 7 years ago from New York Author

@Fern: The cakes pictured on this page were created by many different people who give me permission to display them here. Is there a particular cake you are interested in making? If so, let me know and I will see if I can help you out. Thanks for stopping by!

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cosmopinkice 7 years ago from Kentucky

Very creative ideas here. I am very impressed!

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Carol the Writer 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Great Twilight Cake information! Thanks.

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Janet21 7 years ago from New York Author

@cosmopinkice & Carol the Writer: Thanks for checking out my hub. I appreciate the comments. :)

katdy 6 years ago

i,m a kind how love twilight!!

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electricsky 6 years ago from North Georgia

Good hub.

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hendus74 6 years ago

Mmmm, nothin I like more than eatin' me some Twilight cake. That gunna settle jolly in me belly matey. Nice writin' ye've done thar. Jolly set the sails lass.

Rachel 6 years ago

Great post! Thanks!

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juliusverne 6 years ago

this is pretty intense i cant believe how creative people are :)

jennifer 6 years ago

those cakes are amazing i wish i had one

dylan 6 years ago

thay look good

Party Buzz 6 years ago

Hi Janet21, I came over to check out your hub pages. Pretty neat, I may have to try it! If I do, I'll be sure to sign up under you. :)

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Janet21 6 years ago from New York Author

Sounds good. :)

Mrs.pattinson 6 years ago

I love this!!!!! It's very artistic

Kim 6 years ago

Where did you get the picture cake topper of Bella and Edward?

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Janet21 6 years ago from New York Author

@Kim: Twilight edible cake images are available for purchase on Ebay. There are links in this hub to some of the images available. Hope this helps!

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kiwi91 6 years ago from USA

These actually look pretty tasty. Anything with a lot of dark chocolate is always pretty good. I've seen the first Twilight movie, but I haven't seen the rest of them yet. Nice work as always!

Alba 6 years ago

Janet, wonderful Cakes.. Thanks for sharing. I am organizing a birthday party for my daughter's 9th birthday in November. I would truly be grateful if you can help me find a bakery that can customize a Twilight cake similar to the pics you posted.. =o)

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Janet21 6 years ago from New York Author

@Alba: The best thing to do is to print out a photo of the cake you would like and take it to your local bakeries or cake decorators to see if they can recreate it for you. Hope this helps. :)

bunnyshade 6 years ago

awesoem ideas ppl keep up the good idea, i love cake and twilight so this is perfect lol !

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lilmissbookworm 6 years ago

These cake ideas are beautiful and I shall definatley be making some of these... gorgeous attention to detail and you should definatley start your own business and take orders online... I know I would have one. :)

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Janet21 6 years ago from New York Author

@lilmissbookworm: Thanks for stopping by my hub! While I would love to take credit for these gorgeous cakes, I can't. They were created by very talented cake artists who have graciously allowed me to display them here. :)

Robyn 6 years ago

Those are the most coolest cakes i have ever seen


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glitchftw 6 years ago

twilight stole deathnotes signature apple. but besides that they look like great cakes

Sofia Richards 6 years ago

i want a cake like that

gdwvmcdsd 5 years ago

people are so creative

Faith 23 months ago

Hi April,25 is my birthday and I'm looking for TWILIGHT cake's and decoration's for my party. I'm in LOVE with twilight and I want my theme to be (Twilight)!!!!!!!!!!!

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