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NY Sports 50th Birthday & Christening Cakes

Here’s a few shots of the latest Sweet Element cakes that were made for a dual christening & 50th birthday party at La Prete’s in Belleville, NJ this past Sunday.  The initial request for the first 50th birthday cake was to incorporate the NY Knicks, Giants & Yankees with a beach theme, which inspired the design below.  The cakes inside the basketball & football were made up of chocolate cake, filled with peanut butter mousse & frosted in chocolate buttercream, and the baseball was made of rice krispy treats frosted in chocolate buttercream.  All the balls were decorated in fondant.  To incorporate the beach theme, we decorated the board in one of my favorite things – cookie sand!

The christening cake was based off the invitation to the party & was made up of yellow cake, filled with whipped cream, peaches & strawberries and frosted in vanilla buttercream.  The decorative plate & polka dots on the side are all chocolate.

Coach Bag Cake

Coach Bag Cake (Front View)
Coach Bag Cake Side View
Sugar Keys
Sugar Milk Bone
Sugar Pacifier

Another SweetElement cake creation! After a week of baking, and a frenzy of decorating in two days … this turned out to be one of my favorites. The cake was a blend of my favorites … a 3 layer tender chocolate devil’s food cake filled with coffee buttercream, chocolate hazelnut buttercream and frosted in vanilla buttercream. All decorations were made out of fondant, which is unusual for me since I prefer to work in chocolate. Every once in a while though, it’s good to work in another medium – each presents it’s own advantages and disadvantages! This was a doozy of a cake … 18″ x 12″ x 6″ – a copy of the Coach Signature Stripe Multi-Function Tote. The one major modification being in color – for the birthday girl’s favorite – purple! Why the accessories? I was trying to think of what might fall out of Bernadette’s bag … and instantly thought of the important things in her life … her new baby boy, her puppy, her car and her home!