I love doing Sweet 16 cakes. Especially when a girl ventures out of the status quo, and does something unique and off-beat! And I have to say this is one of those cakes!
I mean don’t get me wrong, I love the current trend of animal prints and bright colors (i.e. zebra stripes and hot pink), but it’s getting difficult to come up with new and creative ways to make those cakes! Now I will be honest, when I first saw the cake that my client wanted, with it’s country-western cowboy design, I wasn’t too thrilled. But like I do most of the time when a client brings me a picture of a cake that they found online, I tweaked it and changed it to make it my own :) The more I worked on this cake design, the more I fell in love with it.
Now the original design had the three tiers of denim, red bandana, black and white cow hide. My client really wanted to have her daughter’s name incorporated into the cake somehow. Well, I felt like I had an epiphany. What better way to display someone’s name on a Country-western birthday cake, then with a big, ol’ belt buckle!!! I was so excited. I didn’t even tell my client because I wanted to see the look on her face when she saw my work of pure genius! ;) Here’s the sketch of Jayde’s cake.
The actual Texas style cake came out even more spectacularly than the sketch! And of course the cake tasted just as good as it looked. The flavors were chocolate butter cake with chocolate and vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant. I always love a girl who loves chocolate! Yeehaw!!!