Like anything else, there are different trends that come and go in the world of cake. Right now the hot trend for girls is zebra print. Specifically zebra print paired with hot pink. And I have to say I love it!
Here was the first zebra/hot pink birthday cake request I received from a long time friend for her daughter’s 12th birthday. I love the clean, simplicity of this cake. This features the hot pink and zebra trend in it’s purest form.
The next two cakes were for sisters celebrating their 16th and 13th birthdays just a week apart. I love the variations on the theme; the neon green touches in the 13th birthday cake really pop. Always doing something a little different keeps me from getting bored and makes a one-of-a-kind cake for my clients. 🙂
But some of my clients let me take zebra stripes to a whole new level, giving me free reign to do whatever I want. That’s when the really exciting things happen 😀
And then there are those “special” clients that scare me a little with all the different elements they want on the cake. I want to make my client happy but I still want to make a beautiful cake, not like a jungle exploded on it! So these next couple of cakes stressed me out a little, and made me wonder whether my clients were schizophrenic! 😉 But in the end there wasn’t anything to worry about.
The wildest and craziest of all was requested by a client that wanted to start a new trend. Her daughter’s 12th birthday had featured the hot pink and zebra theme and the following year they saw at least 3 other cakes with the same theme. So for her 13th birthday, they wanted something hot and new. Sticking with the animal print we went from zebras to leopards, and instead of hot pink we got electric blue. Well, you can see for yourself the amazingness that ensued!