A spaghetti and meatballs cake? Sure, why not. Buttercream pasta, Ferrero Rocher meatballs and strawberry jam sauce. Cheese was grated white chocolate. Crazy? Was a perfect birthday cake for an Italian friend of mine who’s fond of pasta.
The invitation said, “The hunt is over!”
My friends were getting married last fall. She’s a lawyer. He’s an environmental outdoorsy guy. They hunt deer together. They wanted a fall-themed, outdoorsy wedding cake but still wanted it to be elegant. She refused to wear a camo wedding dress but she did sport a camo ribbon around her waist. Elegant/outdoorsy. I think I hit the target with this one.
A friend told me her husband’s favourite food in all the world was a hamburger. Could I make him a cake? I’d never done one before and here’s what I came up with. The bun was vanilla cake covered in fondant and topped with sunflower seeds. The burger was a brownie. Such fun; apparently, he loved it.
My friend Scott asked me to make a birthday cake based on a beaver emoticon (seen above) for his girlfriend Ailen. They live about an hour apart so they send lots of text messages back and forth and I guess, they get a kick out of using that little beaver emoticon in their texts. Ailen is originally from the Philippines, now living in Canada, and she’d dearly love to see a real, live beaver as there aren’t any of these creatures back home.
I made this for a friend on a bet that I couldn’t make a fun cake using only a round pan and a loaf or square pan. Here’s what I came up with. i carved out the round cake a bit to make the cat’s face. And for his hat I just cut and shifted some of the loaf pan to the right a bit. All decoration is done with buttercream. The whiskers are chocolate-dipped spaghetti (uncooked, natch!)
It definitely was a Cat in the Hat kind of day.
One of my sweet critters, Domino, turned 20 and I figured why not celebrate in high style? We had a few friends over, we all wore party hats — including the birthday girl — and we sang Domino happy birthday with her very own lookalike cake. Afterwards, we helped her open catnip gifts and she got to drink milky tea out of a cup just for her. A crazy fun way to celebrate two decades of being a cat!