When I think of birthday cakes, I envision the highlight of a wedding extravaganza. No, I am not referring to the dress; I am talking about the centerpiece of the reception, the cake. I have been such a fan of wedding cakes, I actually use it as an inspiration for all my cakes. Whether it is a birthday cake or for Father’s day, I will be forced to make a wedding cake. Having a wedding cake on your birthday is definitely better than getting married twice.
This week, I came up with a black and white cake for a very good friend of mine, Katie. She is not a fan of the color black but I had to do it because I have been anticipating a particular design for a very long time. It was a risk but it was totally worth it. She loved it so much, she almost cried.
As you can see, the cake is three tiers. The bottom tier is actually a styrofoam dummy while the rest are chocolate cakes with layers of fudge and cappucino filling. I used Jennifer Dontz’s semi homemade fondant, tinted black, and the rest is Fondx and Satin Ice. I would have made the sugar flowers but since I didn’t have enough time, I had to use pre made ones. The whole cake is basically edible, from the drapes to the stripes. The flowers are made of sugar, but since it has wires, it shouldn’t be eaten.
At the end of the day, I’m glad that she loved the cake as much as I did.