Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We All Live in One of These (According to the Beatles)

A few months ago, my mom's boss contacted me because he wanted to host a surprise birthday party for my mom's 60th birthday. He asked me to help orchestrate her arrival...and...do the cake. Of course I'd do the cake. Of course!

Now, my mom didn't want ANY mention of the age 60 so that was going to be a little hard for me. When I googled 60th birthday cakes, they all came up with the number 60 on them. Okay...my mom is the BIGGEST Beatles fan on the planet (don't even try to compete with her, you'll lose) so I thought about doing a Beatles-themed cake. A brilliant, vibrant, Yellow Submarine cake came up in my search and I knew instantly that this would be my mom's cake.

This one was so fun - unbelievably fun! I learned the color flow technique for the blue meanie hand and the Yellow Submarine on top. (My Christmas cut-outs are gonna ROCK this year!) And the rest is just fondant work. All homemade fondant.

The bottom tier of the cake was marble with chocolate chip buttercream and chocolate ganache filling. The middle tier was lemon cake with lemon buttercream and lemon curd. Those two tiers we shared at her party.

I packed up the top tier of the cake for her private party with just our family. That one was her favorite: Poppy seed cake with lemon curd and cream cheese filling.

Lots of work, but TOTALLY worth it! Happy Birthday, Mom!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely the most fantastic and delicious cake! What a perfect cake for this "authentic" Beatlemaniac!

    Love, Mom