Tuesday, May 5, 2009

80th Birthday Cake

One of my favourite things about being a cake designer is being able to personalize that cake for a special person. I was asked to design an 80th birthday cake for a man who golfed, used to be a photographer for the London Free Press and also sailed a Lark.

We discussed some cake ideas like a golf bag, a boat and even the Rolleiflex camera he used to use - but then it came to me - what about what his desk would look like.

So, here's the final design with all handmade items - A desktop with The London Free Press Newspaper with an article about the Rolleiflex camera as the top news story, his current Canon Powershot A430 Camera, a golf ball and tees, a pen with his name on it and also a photo in a frame of his Lark. I loved doing this cake - its such a thoughtful, unique and special centerpiece for their event.

I just got an email from my client "The cake was a big hit! He was so funny – from a distance he thought we had bought him a camera and had it displayed – he couldn’t figure out why we would do that when he had a camera just like the one displayed – It was only when he got closer that he realized it was a cake with all kinds of stuff on it"

The cake was Sour Cream Chocolate Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream. The camera was also cake and the rest of the items were handmade of sugarpaste and the details were painted on with edible color.


Jacktels Kochbuch said...

Perfect. Phenomenal precision!
Respect, respect!
Greeting Jacktel

Steve Forst said...

I never saw this one - very cool!

veggievixen said...

wow, that doesn't even look like a cake upon first glance! amazing work.

Beth. said...

That really is such a thoughtful idea/cake.

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Milen@ said...

Wow, Juanita, this cake is amazing! All the details are so realistic! Excellent job!

Cake Fixation said...

wow! amazing job on the cake.