September 11, 2010

a special 15th birthday

So yesterday I told you about Aimee's lemon cake, well that all came about because Mel & I were asked to make her sister Katie's 15th birthday cake. Being a pool party theme we thought that flip flops were in order. Katie loving the idea gave her okay.  Her criteria was to incorporate her favouite colours, hot pink and turquoise and she loves vanilla cake. Since a few of her friends leaned more towards chocolate we suggested both since hey there are 2 flip flops. So with 1 birthday cake you get the best of both worlds. What more can you ask for.  Mel & I were determined to help make Katie's birthday a success.  Here's her cake;

Well my camera isn't the best so they actually show up as orange and green, funny uh.  Everything on this cake is edible except for a few crystals we added for a little sparkle.  The flowers, the straps and the sea shells are all made from gum paste. Flips are covered in fondant and a little golden brown sugar for sand. Katie was thrilled.  Actually her mom Sandra, a fantastic photographer, explained why my camera does show true colours. Too technical for me but Sandra has also posted photos on her blog;  Here's a few more shots of the cake;

For the same party Katie also wanted cupcakes to give to her friends, some with princess crowns. This was a challenge for us so we commissioned our gum paste to work wonders again and we made 9 crowns fit for princesses and the rest of the cupcakes, 16 in total, we kept with the theme and made miniature flip flops;

The weather on the day of the party was perfect for a pool party and we heard the party was a great success. Happy Birthday Katie!!!  There will be many more wonderful birthdays ahead for you!  Thank you for allowing Mel & I to be a part of it.

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