Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Arabesque Birthday

This is a Moroccan inspired Birthday Cake. I was so excited when I received the request from an out of state client. The client requested pink. I added a light green gumpaste tag which says Happy Birthday in Arabic. I also put Happy Birthday in English, just so the cake doesn't get lost in translation.
I love the whole arabesque look. Making this cake I learned so much about middle eastern design and how much geometry plays a role in the design.
Here is a tip for you fellow cake decorators out there, to imitate the design on the side of the cake use a calla Lilly cutter:)
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Finally Figured out where this cake came from

A client wanting a purse cake gave me a thumbnail size picture to go from. I wasn't quite sure where it was from but I finally found out!

This is a cake purse from Neiman Marcus.
Exclusively ours. At first, you won't want to cut into this edible masterpiece, but when you taste each layer, you'll be glad you did.
Chocolate decadance cake.• Layered with caramel toffee buttercream and chocolate buttercream.• 10"H x 8"W x 4 1/2"D; serves 10-12.

Zebra-Striped Handbag Cake
Delivery & Processing Only:

THAT IS $23.50 per Serving...it better be good!!!!!!!!!!!

My rendering of the Cake purse is not that bad. I sort of freestyled the clasp because I wasn't quite sure what was going on there since again I had only about a 1" thumbail to go by.
If I sold this cake like Neiman Marcus my ad would go somthing like this.

Exclusively yours by Bonn Boni. Devil's food cake.

• Layered with swiss merengue buttercream.

• Serves many. • Tastes yummy.