I am fully booked for the month of November and taking a "Crate Break"... Ops! "Cake Break" in December! Closed for the year! Open for commissions for 2016.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thanya's 1st: Beach and Under the Sea Cake

I was commissioned by a client to design an underwater themed cake with a personalized cake topper for her daughter Thanya's 1st birthday. Mom wanted an underwater theme since her daughter loves her fishes and her bedroom is decorated with them. She also requested for a figurine of a "curly haired little girl  in a swimsuit", modeled after her daughter, sitting on the cake. Based on this, I made this beach and under the sea themed cake especially for sweet and cute Thanya.

Cake flavor is rich butter cake layered, filled and covered with Mousseline buttercream (also known as Italian Meringue buttercream), a less sweet alternative to buttercream icing and fondant icing; and decorated with fondant accents and decorations.

Mom sent me this photo of her sweet Thanya, taken a few months ago, for my reference.

The cake topper : "Curly haired little girl in a swimsuit" sugar art figurine. Notice her innocent and "in awe" expression?

The beach scene.
Made the waves rising up the beach using the brush embroidery technique.

The Beach Scene.
Clockwise from top left corner : 1. Crab testing the water 2. Child's spade and pail filled with sand 3. Tiny shells on a mat (made by my daughter Rachel. Do we have a budding sugar artist here?) 4. Sand castles

The underwater scene.
Clockwise from top left corner : 1. Puffer fishes meet in the midst of a starfish 2. Striped Angel fish 3. Friendly octopus 4. Seahorse and friends

Mom made my day! She called me right before the cake cutting to tell me  "Thank you! The cake is  so beautiful ...way beyond our expectations! We have a problem now because we don't know how to cut into the cake". Happy Birthday Thanya! Thanks for the order, Subu (Grandma) and Kanjna (Mom).

1 comment:

  1. You my, friend, are very talented! I love your attention to detail! Love, love, love your work! This is a fabulous cake!