This week’s cakes were kind of crazy but a little fun! I got to help celebrate two momentous birthdays. The first was for a 16 year old guy named Grant, who like most boys his age, loves a good energy drink! :)
I never actually met Grant, but his mom was very excited to get him a cake shaped like a giant Monster energy drink for his birthday party at Lake Jackson in Florala, AL. So I set off to make a giant cake that looked like Grant’s favorite drink laying on it’s side. The cake actually ended up being 4 times the size of the real drink. My very spatially-aware husband had to bust out a tape measure and calculator to make sure that the proportions were spot on. He doesn’t seem to think that my “that-looks-good-to-me” strategy is good enough! ;) I’m glad I have him around for those things. The cake turned out amazingly well. In fact when we showed pictures to a friend while at a party at Helen Back pizza on Okaloosa Island, she wanted to know why we were showing her a picture of an energy drink :)
Of course the birthday cake tasted just as good as it looked! It was a delicious golden butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and my world-famous (well it’s famous in my head!) marshmallow fondant. The Monster M and logo were cut out of fondant :)
*Side Note* While searching Google images for other Monster Energy drink cakes, so I could see how others had constructed and designed their cakes, I found a cool Monster drink cupcake from a bakery in Michigan. It’s actually flavored with Monster! So what do you think, should I make an energy drink flavored cupcake? If so, what flavor would you like to see? I think Sobe Energize would be yummy!