When I was planning out how to decorate this cake I was really at a loss. Ben's wife, Rachel, asked me to make the cake for his birthday celebration that she was having while they were home visiting from Germany. This was going to be a surprise. The theme was to be gangsta.
The night before I sent a message out to the group for some ideas as Pinterest wasn't cutting it for this theme! Thus the themed evolved into Snoop Dogg, which produced a multitude of ideas.
Mr. T went out to lots of dollar and party stores in search of gold chains and for one with a big dollar sign. No such luck. Instead he ended up at the Bulk Barn coming out with gold coins and edible gold spray.
This was such a fun cake to do. I was able to watch some great Christmas movies while working on it. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon! This was a 9" three layer Perfect Chocolate Cake.
I found this awesome silhouette of Snoop Dogg on Pinterest. Traced the tag BEN out from a font I found. The gold chain, music notes and dollar sign were originally white and spray painted with edible gold. The pot leaf I cut out the leaves free hand and the gold coins were provided my Mr. T and I just used double sided tape to adhere them. Rather than add a layer of black fondant over the chocolate icing, I just dyed the icing black.
The cake was a hit. Yay! We did have a scare that the restaurant was going to cut it before it was brought out, but it was rescued. I did forget when you dye icing a dark colour it will get all over everything, like your teeth and tongue. It's very attractive. :)