Today I finished and dropped off my most complicated and nerve-wracking cake to date.
The client (please notice the badassery of my use of that word) was throwing a beach-themed staff appreciation party complete with mocktails, leis, and many inflatable beach... thingys. After much consideration and conversation, the client decided that the cake shouldn't have an inscription.
Hmm... Being quite new to cake decorating, I had to think long and hard about a cake that would look interestingly beachy without a written focal point.
And those of you who were curious about the 3D Wilton cake pans that I messed up yesterday will now have all your questions answered.
It's a beach ball cake. A beach ball. On a beach. Or the ocean connected to that beach. Whatever.
I decided to get a little abstract with the swirly bits around the ball and the edge of the water. I like the whimsy they bring to the otherwise straightforward cake.
The clients were thrilled with the result. They thought the cake was adorable and that I should make a living out of such cakes. And they just about lost it when I told them that though the sheet cake is a basic yellow pound cake, the beach ball is made of a three-layer pina colada cake with crushed pineapple filling.
Except for my family who got to watch the whole process without getting to eat the final product. :)
Anyone wanna go to the beach?