Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories. ~ Buddy Valastro
Every girl should have a pretty pink, ruffly two tiered birthday cake for their 5th birthday, right? Well, my answer is a resounding ‘YES’ and I loved every minute of making this cake! It was an amazingly fun challenge and I think that the birthday girl and her family and friends really enjoyed the cake!
First let me say that this was the largest cake I’ve made to date! It was larger than the wedding cake I made last year. The bottom tier was a 12 inch cake with a lemon curd and Italian meringue buttercream filling and the 6 inch cake was a strawberry cake with a fresh strawberry Italian meringue buttercream filling. Both tiers were covered with american buttercream and the flowers were made with Italian meringue buttercream.
The initial picture I received as inspiration was a pink fondant cake with a purse, two high heel shoes and some make up and other girly accessories… it was very cute! I decided to make as much of the cake as possible edible, so the high heels were made out of cupcakes and the little make up bag was a cake, the make up was made of chocolate and the monogram topper was made of a sugar cookie. So, actually… the entire cake is edible!
I think that I came up with something that was a good reflection of their initial vision. I kind of like to exceed expectations with my cakes, at least that is what I aim to do. The greatest compliment I received with this cake was when mom said it was better than the picture she had given me… Love it!!
But this is ALWAYS the best part of making cakes… getting to share in someone’s special day! So, a big ‘thank you’ to mom for allowing me to share in this beautiful little girl’s special day!