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Ty's 20th Birthday Cake

Ty's birthday was on December 24th and I was supposed to deliver the cake on the 23rd to my friend and pick up my fudge.  Thanks to the ice storm that took our power out as I mentioned in my previous post for 38 hours I couldn't bake or cook anything.  After waking up the 2nd morning without power on the 23rd we packed up everything to go to my parents.  We dropped off Miss E, dropped off baking orders from Krumbs to my co-workers and friends as we made our way back into the city to see if our power was back on.  Thankfully it was.  

I was so happy that I was going to be able to do this cake for Ty's birthday.  Unfortunately I didn't have a lot of time.  Otherwise I would have spent a lot more time making the stripes more even and less wobbly looking.  :(  The circles covered up a bit and I love the ombre look.  The 20 I cut out of card stock.  Originally they were supposed to be out of fondant but I didn't have enough time to have them number harden.

This cake was a 10" 2 layer chocolate tier and an 8" 2 layer cookies and cream tier.  Mr T and delivered the cake and baked goods from Krumbs on the 24th and then headed out to my parents to relax and enjoy Christmas Eve with friends and family.


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