Retro 1960s Birthday Cake

Today, we’re going to take a trip back in time.  This is a retro cake we made in October so let’s take a walk down memory lane while the birthday girl remembers the fun of her youth!

Shannon asked us to make a mod, retro cake from the 1960s for her 50th birthday party.  She was going all out and even asked the guests to arrive in costume!  The ultimate flashback party!

We designed the cake with Shannon by using components she’d seen on other cakes and patterns taken off her party decor.

A tetro 1950s birthday cake covered and decorated with fondant and topped with hand-molded records and a go-go boot!

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Birthday with the Family Pets!

We decorated a very special birthday cake this week.  Well, all our cakes are special in their own way, but this one stood out because this is the 3rd cake we’ve made for this family.

Vivian’s birthday was quickly approaching and she was browsing our website with her Mom.  Vivian said, “Mom, there’s Kyle’s cake (the Graffiti cake under “Graduations”) and there’s Ava’s cake.  I’m the only one without a cake on their website!”

Well, that just won’t do!  Vivian’s only request for her birthday cake was that it include their family pets – an American Bulldog and a Pug.  No problem!

Vivian's 7th birthday cake covered in fondant and topped with sugar versions of her 2 favorite dogs!

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Sunflower Birthday Cake

We love repeat customers!  In July, Sara asked us to make her daughter’s 1st birthday cake – a Mickey Mouse cake and cupcakes.  The month of August brings her Mom’s birthday so she asked us to create a sunflower cake.

Individually hand-molded and colored petals made up this sunflower birthday cake.To make the sunflower, each petal was hand-cut, hand-molded, and hand-colored.  We iced the cake in green buttercream and topped it with almost 50 petals!

Another view of the buttercream-iced cake with the edible sunflower on top!What’s up next, Sara???

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Orange & Blue Daisy Wedding Cake

It’s traditional for wedding cakes to be white cake with white filling and white decorations. But, more and more, brides & grooms are choosing to incorporate nontraditional fillings (like guava, Bavarian cream, or raspberry) and using…*gasp*…COLOR on the cakes!

Of course, there is such a thing as too much color (think fluorescent green, orange, etc)…but bringing in touches of your wedding accent colors can really help decorate your reception.

Here’s a cake we made for a bride and groom who were having an orange and blue wedding:

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The cake was iced in white buttercream, and we wrapped real ribbon around the base of each cake tier.

orange blue daisy wedding cake phdserts
The daisies were all hand-made from gum paste and attached to the cake. Then, we added a sprinkling of orange and blue polka dots around the daisies.

orange blue daisy wedding cake phdserts
It’s just enough color to bring the cake to life and still keep it elegant and formal. I love color on cakes, don’t you?!

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Lego Pirate Cake

I posted another sneak peek on the Facebook Fan Page last week. Did you see it?! I thought the photo was a little more cryptic this time, but you guys were still able to guess! I’ll have to get a little more creative in my photography in the future…

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So, yes, it was a pirate ship cake. But not just any pirate ship! It was a Lego pirate ship made especially for Adam’s youngest cousin, who just turned 7 and is absolutely obsessed with all things Lego.

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The ship was carved out of cake and “wallpapered” with wood grain-printed edible paper fresh from my new PhotoFrost edible printing system. Now, before you all ask me, “Where did you find the amazing wood grain image???” Here’s a secret: I just googled it! Here’s the one I used, which came up with a search for “wooden planks.”

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I made a special mold using real Legos so that I could, in turn, create edible ones for the cake. And all the decorations (anchor, Lego people, sails, treasure map, etc) were made of gum paste.

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In fact, Noah specifically requested that his “squid man” be driving the pirate ship. Now, I wasn’t about to try to carve that detailed, tiny character from red gum paste so I simply made a mold of the real thing! The one you see in the picture above is made from gum paste. I am now in love with molding putty!

Noah’s party was held at the local skating rink. I used to spend all day Saturday at the skating rink when I was growing up…*sigh* those were the days. And you know what? They still use the same fluorescent carpet on the walls! When we arrived at the party with the cake, the staff put it on a counter so skaters-by wouldn’t damage it. Noah stood there staring at it for at least 15 minutes.

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Then some random little boy walked up and Noah announced, “That’s my birthday cake! My cousin made it!”

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I think he liked it. What do you think?

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