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Monday, December 17, 2012

Piano Cake

I've been busy making birthday cakes for friends.  I just made a cake for a set of twins at church.  Aaliyah always knows what kind of cake she wants and gives me an idea and then I can do what I want with her ideas.  Aaliyah and Aaric turned 16 on Tuesday.  They are very talented and have been teaching themselves how to play instruments using videos and books.  She wanted a "violin on one side and a banjo on the other side", sounds pretty easy.  I got permission from their mom to use fondant.  Then I remembered I have a piano "kit".  It is as old as me!  It is the old Wilton piano pan set.  Aaric plays the piano too, so it was perfect!
We didn't want fondant on the entire cake since they don't like the taste of fondant.
This is what I came up with, first I made the instruments.  I pulled out my husband's banjo and his viola to get an idea of what sizes to make them.  I then printed off pictures of other people's cakes to get ideas.  The strings was the hardest part, and I decided a gray strip with lines would be the best way to go.
 Here are the instruments before placing them on the cake.  My size proportions are kind of "off" I think.
Here is the cake.  The white with gold scroll on the top of the cake, the music stand, base and foot pedals, and bench are all plastic.  I didn't leave the candles on the cake because t would have been too "busy".
 The key board and instruments are all fondant.  The piano is cake.
Here are the birthday twins - 16 years old!
Aaric and Aaliyah with their cake.

I wanted to share some recipes I have enjoyed some past Christmases.
White Christmas Pie , Fudge Recipes , and my favorite fruitcake.  The fruitcake link also has a picture of a dog I made the twins a couple of years ago, but I must say that the piano cake is my favorite!

Do you have a favorite recipe you would like to share with me?
I have another birthday cake to make on Thursday, this one is a fire truck for a little boy.


Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Katherines Corner said...

it's wonderful and I bet it is a big hit!!!xo

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Really great job! I am certain they loved it.

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