Recently for my friends 30th birthday she went all out and had a big bash on a yacht. So of course a cake was in order. I wanted to make her a bold, fun, and sassy cake (just like her). I went with polka-dots, feathers, and of course sparkle! To keep with the party theme I choose to decorate in shades of blue just like water. Plus she just isn’t a pink kind of girl.
For the 30 cake topper, I strung seed beads on wire and shaped appropriately. You can find directions from Martha here. The feathers were from a boa and I used real ribbon to trim the base of the cake.
If time is of the essence or you just can’t bake, consider buying a pre-made (always perfectly frosted) cake from the grocery store and add your special touches in the decorations. For instance for my friend Terra’s birthday I bought a devils food cake with Butter cream frosting from the store and topped it with bold sunflowers, blueberries, and strawberries to create a country summer look. The sunflowers and fruit represented her organic and natural side and the yellow reflected her bright personality.
Here a few snap shots of fun cupcakes I have made in the past. If you are looking for cute ideas I highly recommend the book Hello, Cupcake! By Karen Tack & Alan Richardson.
(Sorry about the picture quality the images are from my archaic cell phone)
Here are a few samples of cakes that my sister Jenny has made. She always has fun whimsical ideas....