Tuesday, March 2, 2010

50th Birthday Party: Saxophone Cake

What a super fun, but very hard cake I made this past weekend.  It was for a surprise 50th birthday party for a Saxophone player.  His wife contacted me over 7 months ago to book this cake.  We secretly traded emails over her son's email account to make sure her husband wouldn't find out.  She also developed photos and mailed them to me - I love mail!

The cake was to feed 60 people, but I think it fed way more than that.  It was heavy!  Strawberry vanilla cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and handmade sugarpaste decorations.
Here are some pictures on how the cake came together.  First was the template - it was 80% of the real dimensions of the real saxophone.
Then the first layer of strawberry vanilla cake and spreading on the vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.
The final layer of cake after I carved the saxophone.

12 comments:

Brandy L said...

WOW WOW and WOW! Great job on this cake! I'm sure when thinking on how to execute it it seemed difficult but you did a fantastic job! It looks to good to be cake!

Sarah-Lyn said...

Amazing!! Love this ... I used to play the alto saxophone in high school and I miss it!

SL

Pink Little Cake said...

This cake is awesome! I love the details and the colors, thanks for sharing some stemps in your creation.

giovanna said...

amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you did an outstanding job on this one.

Deeva said...

You did a phenomonal job on this. I had been waiting on the blog since I caught a glimpse of the twitpic.

Caroline's Cake Company said...

Fantastic - excellent work!

Baker's Cakes said...

This cake is gorgeous!!! The detail on the cake is amazing, but I love the case!!! It makes it perfectly complete! GORGEOUS!

Kara said...

What a cool cake! Very nicely done, especially the detail of the indented area for the case. Nice detail!

faithy, the baker said...

WOW!! Fabulous work!! Looks like real! I like how you carved the case..it looks so much like real! And thanks for showing us the step by step photos too! :)

Natalie... said...

Oooh wow this is amazing!! Such a good cake!!

lyndsay said...

ohmigosh, the sax cake... love it... reminds me of how i used to play trumpet in grade 8 band... and in a temper tantrum, i threw it across the room... !!

AMAZING juanita, as usual!! :)

SweetThingsTO said...

Thank you so much ladies for all the wonderful comments!

Lyndsay - a temper? you? I can't picture that - you are always so cheery!