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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fabulous 50's Birthday Cake

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.


  1. This cake is fabulous! I love all the details that appear on all sides of the cake. The piano keys around the tier is such a great idea!

  2. Thank you so much, yes I was very happy with how the piano keys turned out.

  3. Hi there! I just subbed to your blog and just wanted to say what an awesome cake this was. Great job (:

  4. This cake is AMAZING! Love it! Can't decide which is my favourite bit - the jukebox, dancing couple, record - all so brilliant!

  5. I am proud to say it was MY birthday cake! I am still in awe of it all, people are still asking where I got it from!! so creative it was almost a shame to cut it! thanks Sugar Siren!!



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