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Happy Sweet 16th!

My director a couple of months ago booked a cake for her daughter's 16th birthday.  Her request was to have teal and purple (these are the colours of Meaghan's dance studio), two tiers, and the rose design on the top tier.  The rest was up to me. 

So, with that, the bottom layer is a 3 layer chocolate cake with salted caramel filling, chocolate icing, then covered in fondant.  As I was about to do the flowers I wasn't sure if I wanted to do daisies or the 5 petal flowers.  I texted my 17 year old cousin Kim for her opinion.  She came back with the 5 petal flowers as her choice.  They turned out great!  Not to mention that they are a lot easier to punch out than the daisies.

For the top tier I made a 2 layer vanilla cake, but dyed the batter teal; then covered it in purple buttercream icing.  Purple dye and I have not been on good terms for the last few cakes, so I was leery on how it would turn out.  Thank you AmeriColor soft gels.  Afterward I added teal dragees.  I left the 2nd tier on a 6 inch board so that it would be easy to take off and travel with the cake.

This morning as I was getting the cakes ready to go, on the subway with me, I realised that I didn’t have a box for the top tier.  I started to panic scouring the place for something suitable to transport it in.  Fortunately, I found an empty craft bin that would work.  I had to put some packing tape on it to prevent the lid from coming off, but fingers crossed it survived. :)


  1. Absolutely stunning! I love the colour of the top tier. The combination works so well.


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