Sometimes a cake is more than the sum of its ingredients. When this nice client visited the bakery to ask about a cake for her grandmother’s 80th birthday, all she had was a handful of photographs to inspire us. Our decorator Casey Ray had the idea to turn the cake into a 3-D scrapbook of memories. I thought it was a good idea, but I wasn’t sure how well the idea would really translate into a finished product. I needn’t have worried.
It’s the little details that the crew put into this cake that really make it special. The curled effect of the fondant “paper”, the scrapbook frames around the edible images, the tiny stitching on the leather cover, the gilded corners of the base, the hand-piped lettering on the bookmark. Since I was the one to carry the heavy cake to the car, I got to see the granddaughter and her mother clapping with excitement as they pulled away.
It’s impossible to capture a lifetime’s essence with a cake, but this seems like a pretty good attempt. We really love what we do.
Design, sculpting and decoration: Casey Ray
Baking and finishing details: Rebecca Hauptman
Details: Jenn Hall