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I was excited about creating this Work Of Art. My customer wanted a cake that would combine her daughter-In-Laws birthday and Graduation with a Master’s of Science degree in psychology. I decided to do a scrapbook.
I did a layout on my computer with Publisher and emailed it to my customer. She loved the idea, so away I went.
Once I got the OK, I thought, why not use a scrapbook program for the layout, it would be easier to do and I could see exactly where everything was going to be placed and what it would look like, once completed.
The scrapbook is an 8″x8″ 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 vanilla cake with plain and chocolate mocha buttercream and covered with fondant. The customer sent me all the photos and I was to choose which ones to use. This was so hard to do, so I ended up using all of them — couldn’t help myself.
The pictures were placed on the cake going from her childhood days, high school graduation, meeting my customer’s son, getting married, having their first child, purchasing a home, pics of family and friends and on to her Master’s Degree.
The color scheme was hot pink, light lime green and yellow. All of the elements on the page were printed exactly as I had it laid out in the software. I put gumpaste rings in the middle of the book and painted with edible gold food coloring to like an album. Since there were more pics than could fit in the book, I made an extra page from gumpaste and printed out the edible sheet and placed on the gumpaste page. There is a poem in the center entitled “My World Is Different” which fit appropriately with the heading — “Every Ending Is Just A Brand New Beginning“. This made it look as if a page had been taken out of the album to be worked on. The pics around the bottom and side of the board are printed out with edible paper and placed on gumpaste, as well, making it look as if these pics needed to be placed in the album.
I was very pleased with the completed project. The customer saw the cake and was overjoyed, she didn’t expect the cake to have that much attention to detail. Her exact words were: “I have goosebumps”.
It really is a blessing to know that your customers appreciate you and your work and that they are very much satisfied with the end product.
This cake was made for a church’s youth choir anniversary. It is a 2 layer – 3 tier pound cake with buttercream frosting. Hand-molded figures, piano and stool are done in gumpaste. The figures took quite a while to do. Very time-consuming, but well worth it! The children were able to take their figure home for a keepsake.