My "kitchen cake" was published in ACD (American Cake Decorating magazine) this month! This cake has undoubtedly been my most interesting cake request to date! I love a challenge and when clients have a "vision" - I love it more when the finished product exceeds their expectations!
I did this cake for a guy who was surprising his wife with a kitchen remodel for her birthday... nice guy hu!?! He wanted a complete replica of his current kitchen to present his wife, so she could demolish it! (kind of harsh, but I get it!) He was an engineer, so he was very specific how he wanted it to look - right down to the coloring on the kitchen counters (no pressure)! He made the "stage" for the cake complete to scale... complete with walls, and even made little ledges for me, to put the cake on where the cabinets were to hang and actual flooring from their kitchen, for the cake board. It doesn't look like much cake, but all this was constructed out of 2 2x18 half sheet pans... and not all of it was cake, I used styrofoam for some of the cabinets and refrigerator. Everything was covered in fondant and all the details were made out of gumpaste and applied w/ royal icing.
Well, he was blown away with the results and even sent me pictures of his wife demolishing the "kitchen cake"! I don't think this kitchen looked all that bad - would love to see what the new kitchen is gonna look like!
(Wonder what he's got planned for next year!?!)