It was an honor for me to create a cake for someone reaching such a special milestone. I baked and decorated 3 cakes for the party, this one was to be the center piece cake. The others were simple sheet cakes squared off with a flower in each square. Flavors were yellow butter cake and marble cake.
This 12×18 yellow butter sheet cake was iced in vanilla butter cream with a 8″ round on top to place a mixture of cascading buttercream and tiny fondant flowers on. A clear white ribbon bow was placed at the back of the 8″ cake adding the finishing touch. The 100 (dusted with gold) and the tiny hearts were fondant.
This is one of the sheet cakes.
I’ve decorated quite a few cakes with this starry theme but this was the first one that the stars had a special meaning.
The 3 large blue stars at the top represented the man’s 3 children, the 6 smaller stars his grandchildren. I’m not sure what the sun and moon stood for. The 11×15 yellow butter sheet cake was iced in vanilla butter cream. All the decorations were cut from fondant.
What can I say…. I think this turned out pretty well. The customer wanted to use brown and blue as a color scheme for a shower for a baby boy. So I started with a 12×18 yellow butter sheet cake covered with vanilla buttercream frosting. The brown trim was chocolate frosting. I added blue hearts & stars cut from fondant. The dog was a cut-out bought at Michael’s which turned out to be the perfect colors (boy’s and dogs just seem to go together) and I added the message as if the dog was speaking.
This was a quick and simple cake to decorate. I had the flowers already made so it was just a matter of icing and squaring off the 11×15 yellow butter sheet cake. Most of the decorations for the cakes i’ve had lately are bright and colorful. Colors like hot pinks, purples and lime green. This must be the going trend for this season.
Well, it’s graduation time again and Kate, her parents, and many friends are celebrating her achievement with a party and everyone knows you need cake for a party. I made a 12×18 sheet cake with a small 6″ cut at an angle to go on the top to hold the “blue foot” and the 2009 (brushed with gold dust) which was cut out of fondant. The flavor is classic butter cake with vanilla butter cream frosting and butter cream flowers.
CONGRATULATIONS !!! KATE