Jul 12, 2011

Celebrating 40 with STYLE & BLING!!!

Many people spend their 40th birthday depressed and sad that they have reached yet another milestone in their lives.
 But NOT Kim!!!
I was so excited when Kim called and asked if I could make her 40th Birthday cake and her instructions were to put as much BLING on the cake as I could. It was a pleasure working with Kim and her husband Craig.

If you look closely you can see that the fondant sparkles and shines. Go ahead click on the picture, it will get bigger and you will see it better. It's really pretty.

 The hanging jewels are made of sugar and the Roses are gum paste. When Kim said she wanted bling, the first thing that popped into my mind was a beautiful hanging chandelier of edible jewels.
Again, if you look closely you can see the beautiful finish on the fondant. The broach is real as well as all of the zebra print ribbon, but they went so well together. I just love it!

Craig's Cake
During our first meeting Kim sent Craig on an short errand and then quickly explained that she also wanted a surprise cake for Craig. I was happy to oblige. Kim knew what cake flavors she wanted on her cake, but Craig was trying to talk her into other favors, so we set up a cake tasting, pretending it was for Kim, so we could find out what flavor Craig wanted:) It was really neat to see how well he treated her. She would look at him and say, "Well, which one would you want?" he would smile at her and say, "What ever you want..." She would ask again and his response was the same. After about 20 minutes she had run out of ways to ask his opinion on the cake, because he would "just want her to be happy" or "want her to have what ever she wanted". Finally, I jumped in and asked, "If this was your cake, what flavor would you choose?"
Vanilla cake with Almond buttercream and Raspberry filling. DONE!

Kim's cake was Chocolate with Cream Cheese Icing and Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

So, a huge Happy Birthday to Craig as well! It was a pleasure to meet you both!

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