my brother's birthday! Happy Birthday Chris!!!
Making cakes for family is so much fun. Especially when it's a surprise, like these.
|Dad, Mom, Chris, Me & Ray|
Ray was lucky to get two siblings. Milly, his older sister, and Midely, his younger sister. And of course I wanted to make each them their own special creation. Milly is an 80's kid so what better than a full out 80's cake! It had it all from the leg warmers and cassettes to Mrs. Pac Man and a Rubik's cube. And of course what teenage 80's girl didn't love the movie Sixteen Candles (and JAKE RYAN!! Yes, I still remember his name). We changed the title a bit, since it was her 37th birthday, and used it as the inspiration for the sugar topper. Here is a great picture of Ray with his sisters.
The cake idea for Midely's birthday came to me as soon as she told me we were celebrating at her favorite sushi spot. I had wanted to make a sushi cake and this was the perfect opportunity. The whole cake was edible. The bowl, plate and chopsticks were made of sugar and the sushi was made of fondant. She walked in and thought it was real sushi. I love that! It's the best compliment when someone says "that's cake?".
Hopefully they enjoyed their surprise cakes as much as I enjoyed making them. And I'll just keep them guessing as to when they may be surprised again ;)