Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hollywood Sweet 16 Birthday Cake

Ok, I decorated this cake for Ms. Debbie's Sugar Art back in June, but I've been saving it. I wanted to show it to you right before the Oscar Awards or something like that. But, did you know that's in March?! I just can't wait anymore!

So here is a huge cake we made for a Hollywood-themed Sweet 16 birthday party. The party was held at the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville so the setting was perfect!

For the cake, they requested large film reels topped with a director's clapboard:


Around each of the film reels, we attached edible photos of the birthday girl from the first 16 years of her life. Her mom gave us school photos, prom photos, dance photos, simple everyday photos, etc. They were great!


The clapboard was made of cardboard and completely covered with fondant. Then, I hand-piped the letters using yellow royal icing.


I love this cake. It would have been better to wait until the Oscars, right? Hm, Oh well. I'm just not that patient...

6 comments:

Sue said...

I love this cake! What a great way to celebrate a Sweet 16.

Lady Ashley said...

So cute!!

Quick question: what do you wrap around your cake bases? Is that like a food safe paper or something? And where do you get it? Thanks!

Mel said...

Lady Ashley, are you referring to the cake boards that the cakes sit on? They actually come like that, but you can also purchase additional paper if you want something other than white, silver, or gold. Here's the link for the cake drums on Country Kitchen's site: http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/mini.aspx?ShopId=38&CatId=538&SubCatId=73 but you can also check your local cake supply shop. :)

director's clapboard said...

Glorious work.It is important that for your Hollywood party theme, everything from the invitations, costumes, props, music, food and drink needs to be consistent with the theme.

hollywood clap board said...

Hello,
Nice images of hollywood 16th birthday
i like it

Ariel said...

I really like this...I want something similar to it for my Hollywood theme graduation party....

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