Tuesday, February 23, 2010

7th Birthday Cake: No Doubt... It's Cake!

A 7th birthday cake for a girl who loves Gwen Stefani and her band No Doubt.  I designed this cake with No Doubt's Rock Steady album cover in mind.  Her birthday party was a dance party where they had a dance instructor and were learning all the Gwen Stefani moves.  The birthday girl on top is handmade out of sugarpaste.
Here is a view from the top.  I just love how red, black and red work so well together.
Here's what the cake looked like before it was iced in buttercream and covered in fondant.  This cake was 8 layers of strawberry vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream.

16 comments:

Jennyfer said...

That is so COOL! You are an artist! How did you get the white writing on the black fondant?
Great job!

kokopuff said...

Awesome!

Baker's Cakes said...

That's one rockin' 7 year old! Great cake!!!

Caroline's Cake Company said...

This cake is amazing - love the painting...

Brandy L said...

Gorgeous! I'm curious how you did the white writing as well.

SweetThingsTO said...

Thank you everyone!

Brandy L, Jennyfer - The white writing is with white gel food coloring. Sometime I have to add some edible white dust to make it thicker. The brand I use is Spectrum.

faithy, the baker said...

Wow! Such a cool cake! Your handwriting is amazing! So uniform! And to think it is painted! I love seeing all the layers of the cake! How do you get all your layers so straight! I can never get them so straight..no matter how hard i try! I think i got crooked eyes..LOL!

Sarah-Lyn said...

Awesome Job!

SL
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Pink Little Cake said...

The cake is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the tip about the white writting.

nickyjb said...

Fab work!
I hate covering square cakes, but your's is Fantastic and flawless!

Bet she loved this cake!!!

SloaneSiklos said...

My daughter went to the birthday party, and I was lucky enough to see the cake AND to taste it... hard to believe, but it tasted even better than it looked. Any you can see that that is high praise...

Can't wait for my kids birthdays...

giovanna said...

love the color combo myself,
thanks for telling us about the white writing. although i am sure I am not going to find it here in romania:)
outstanding job. as always

Owner: Kelly Wagner said...

Gorgeous....and I can attest to the deliciousness of the strawberry cake too, I got to sample the trimmings! (is "deliciousness" a word?!?)

Sugar Siren said...

So funky, love it!

Jenniffer said...

Very cool! I feel like a Harijuku girl just looking at it! Great job!

Inouyes said...

I love your blog I just started my cake business and love seeing pro's like yourself bring it to a whole different level! Thanks for inspiring :)