Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Yup... It's a kitchen... and it's cake!!



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!?!)

7 comments:

Lisa said...

"I like a challenge" LOL

THAT challenge would have stressed me out, but it sounds like he was a good helper getting you some things to help you along (exact flooring?! the stage to set it on?!) :-)

That's a cool cake and you did an excellent job.

Wanna do me a 3D PT Cruiser this weekend? (I don't do 3D so it'll have to be a chocolate transfer but I know YOU could do the 3D)

Allison Lawless said...

OOh! That sounds fun!

Now see, I don't do chocolate transfers - and that would stress me!

Jeanne said...

This cake is absolutely fabulous! I'm certain that if you asked Barbie, she'd keep it this way.

Allison Lawless said...

Too funny! Barbie's "dream kitchen" !!

Pamela Ramirez said...

I just finished reading my magazine and noticed your cake. Glad to hear all is going good in CA.

Treva said...

Allison,
AWESOME job! My kids saw it, and thought it looked delicious! I think its too perfect to eat!!! GREAT job!!

What a great surprise for his wife!!

Treva

venugopal said...

Wow your kitchen cake idea is very amazing.....
what a great thought ads of to you...
color and the design is so good....

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