Smile, It’s Your Birthday!
Custom cakes have the potential to be so personal…
My kids work on their birthday cake designs all year long, piling high all of their favorite things into a “cake-shape”, drawing elaborate scenes that depict their current fascinations, or developing a detailed theme cake to match their party plans. I love to take my clients’ ideas and personalities and create a work of art that unmistakably evokes the reaction, “That is so me…”
And this cake is just that way.
A special man turned 70 this year and this cake was for his surprise party.
All the things that he loves are represented here, his Bible, his coffee, his heritage, his love of God’s creation, and his life long sweetheart, his wife. The Bible was modeled after his personal edition, with the binding and front details silk-screened with royal icing. The coffee mug displays the Slovakian flag which is the place of his heritage and it holds a special place in his heart.
The Indigo Bunting represents his love for all of God’s beautiful creation, especially birds. This one is native to his neck of the woods. And the brilliant color added a welcome vibrancy to the cake as a whole.
Photography is another interest of my client. I thought it would be appropriate to make a birthday tag that reads, “Smile…It’s your 70th birthday!” Again this is designed and devolved on a silk screen then transferred onto gum paste with royal icing.
Last but not least I carved out the initials of my client and his wife into the tree trunk base. I wanted to bring some playfulness into the cake and this was just a natural place to represent their relationship.
Happy 70th Birthday! I hope it was sweet!!