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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... :)