Thursday, February 9, 2012

Birthday Shoebox Cake

On the 28th of January I celebrated my 28th birthday.  I've heard that's called your golden birthday, when you turn the same age as they day you were born.  So I guess I celebrated my golden birthday.

I share a birthday with my friend Tamera, so we opted to have a dual celebration.  Obviously a good cake was in order!

It all started with the cakes themselves, of course.  I did my own version of a black forest cake for the bottom shoe box and a butter cake with maple cream for the top shoe box.

Here are the cakes iced in the fridge:

Getting square corners: always a challenge.

By 3 AM Friday night, I had everything stacked.

Making enough room in the fridge: also always a challenge.  And I have 3 refrigerators.  Don't judge. ;)

A good sexy cake requires a good sexy new gum paste stiletto!

This stiletto features Sugarveil lace airbrushed black to create the mesh effect between the straps.

The cake took way too long to complete, but I was very happy with the final product, and I had a great time celebrating with friends.

Hope you enjoy!  And boy do I hope I graduate soon... :)