November 4, 2011

Whimsical Sweet 16

This cake was just delivered today for a Sweet 16 birthday party.  A previous customer and friend Mary, who's daughter turned Sweet 16 requested this cake for her party being held this evening.  The birthday girl had a vision of what she wanted for her cake.  Colourful and fun is the theme.

The colours, all chosen by Kaitlyn, are a reflection of her fun personality and colours being used for tonights gala.  The bottom tier represents the skirt of her dress which is hot pink lace over a leopard print skirt.

Kaitlyn's name on the bottom tier is made from gum paste as is the #16 on the top of the cake.  The bottom 2 tiers are red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream filling.  The top 2 tiers are dummy cakes (styrofoam forms) covered in fondant. They wanted the look of the full 4 tier topsy turvy but did not require all that cake.

All flowers and other details are made from fondant.  The colours chosen are lime green, hot pink and lilac. The leopard pattern was created by painting brown food colouring mixed with a little vodka on a cream coloured fondant base.  A little glitter was used to set off the flowers, #16 and Kaitlyn's name and a few little crystals were added for a little sparkle.  Mary loved the cake when she picked it up.  Let's hope we lived up to our birthday girl's expectation.

Happy Sweet 16 Kaitlyn!
may all your dreams come true!

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