This hot pink drip cake was made for a special lady turning 60. Inside was a vanilla sponge cake with vanilla buttercream and fresh strawberries. White chocolate was used as the drip and then hand painted gold for an extra pop of colour. Macarons and sugar flowers adorn the cake. As well as the gold glitter topper.
Dehvan turned 5 and loves Power Rangers Dino Charge. This year I couldn’t make his cake so my client asked for cookies on sticks so that she could put them in the cake herself as decor.
It was a lot harder than I thought to make sugar cookies on sticks that didn’t fall off! But I did it! All the cookies were decorated with royal icing.
Dehvan also wanted a glittery cake topper like his sister had for her birthday so I made something to match that was more “boyish”.
Way back in the olden days of Grade 7 or 8 we read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This book quickly became one of my favorite books. Add to this the amazing movie with all stars such as Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio and Emilio Estevez and it’s hard to not fall in love.
My client is equally obsessed with this movie, so when it came around to finding a theme for her birthday, naturally, it was a no-brainer. The only issue…there’s no decor out there for The Outsiders. I accepted the challenge.
My client was very specific about what she wanted. She wanted logo and signs of the specific locations in the book. The only problem was some of these locations didn’t really exist in real life and the movie only showed basic random buildings.
The DX sign was actually the easiest sign because it actually exists. This is the gas station where one of the boys worked so I simply took the logo and turned it into a decor piece.
The movie came in handy for this next piece. The Nightly Double was the drive in theater the boys used to go to. I took a still from the movie and added a general “drive in” feel logo to the top.
The next signs were a bit trickier. In the book Buck’s Bar is actually not a bar at all but just Buck’s home. In the book it states that there is a neon sign in the bar so that’s where I took my inspiration from.
While The Dingo (the diner) is mentioned in the book, no actual picture of the outside of the diner shows up in the movie. You only see the building part where the cars park. So I used my imagination and came up with a sign that I thought a diner would have in the 60s. Why did I put est. 1967? That’s the year the book was written.
Finally, no party is complete without a cake topper. Of course the cake topper had to be a picture of all the boys and the famous line, Stay Gold. It’s a hard world out there and things change before you even notice. Take time to look at the sunrise and the sunset because “nothing golden can stay.”
Honestly, this was probably one of my favorite orders. I got to use my imagination and come up with customized decor you couldn’t find anywhere else. This put my creative juices to the test and I loved every minute of it!
My client had ordered a banner online and was disappointed when it came in. It was going to be placed on a wall at the back of the room and the banner she ordered was just too small to be seen from the front of the wall. I upsized the banner for my client so that it could be seen by all.
The client had also seen a cake topper she wanted online and asked me to replicate it. Thankfully I had the file already in my library. Sometimes a simple cake topper is all you need.
It’s always nice to have my work appreciated and for people to notice the difference between my work and that of others. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for.
Keep creating everyone!
When one of my previous customers came to me and asked me to make all the goodies for her 40th birthday because she loved my work, I couldn’t say no. I knew that whatever she wanted was going to be pretty and elegant. She didn’t disappoint.
Her vision started with a beautiful fondant pleated two tier, gluten free cake. The vanilla cake featured strawberry buttercream inside. The outside was adorned with white pleated fondant and several gumpaste flowers in pinks and whites. The cake was topped with a pink glitter paper topper that read “40 & Fabulous.”
To continue the gluten free theme, I made some home made gluten free rice krispie treats. I dipped the treats in white chocolate and drizzled light pink chocolate on top and sprinkled pink sugar pearls on top while the chocolate was still wet. How cute are these? They were perfect for the kids at the party.
Each guest plate feature an owl sugar cookie (also gluten free) that was wrapped in cellophane, tied with a light pink ribbon with a custom designed tag that read, “So Sweet of You To Come.”
If all this wasn’t enough, we added some beautiful white chocolate covered oreos, drizzled with white chocolate and topped with a fondant rose and pink sugar pearls.
Finally, as a surprise, my client wanted a BBQ shaped cake for her dad, who was turning 60 that same day! How adorable is this cake? The cake was a chocolate cake with cookie butter buttercream. Could it get any tastier?? Fondant food was included. What a great idea!
I loved this order so much! I loved how everything looked together. The colors all meshed perfectly. Everything was simple, pretty and elegant.
The client added a few other treats from others and I set up the dessert table for her. I love doing that! It is so satisfying to see the finished product all together.