I just love it when a client gives me a theme or colour scheme to work with but also allows me free reign on the design of their cake, which was exactly what happened with this cake.
I was given the theme of 50's & the colour scheme of black, white & a little colour so this is what I created & I was happy with the results.
The cake for both tiers was 3 layers of 'Blondie' (vanilla butter cake) with vanilla Italian meringue buttercream. However I tinted the buttercream to the same pink & blue colours as used on the decorations & had one layer of each colour in each tier which I thought would look effective. The bottom tier was a 10" round & the top tier was a 6" round (approx 45 regular serves).
My inspiration was mainly the American 50's style diners & rock 'n' roll so firstly I made the cake board look like those classic checked diner floors you see in the movies which was one of my favourite touches I think. Then on the top of the bottom tier I added piano keys to enhance the rock 'n' roll aspect.
I decided to go with a silhouette sort of theme for the decorations on the cake to tie in with the black & white & then just added small hints of colour here & there. I choose these particular shades of pink & blue because it reminded me of the 50's diners & classic cars.
I called the diner 'Rosie's' as this was the birthday girls name.
For the birthday message cake topper I made a large record & had it sticking out of the top of the cake. Finally I finished off the cake with some 'floating' musically notes.
The cake was apparently a huge success & I received a lovely email from the client, you can see what she had to say on my testimonials page.