Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kaben's 3rd Birthday Cake and Stand

Kaben's cake at The Car Barn
To date, we have made all of  Kaben's birthday cakes.  The day I first met his Mom, she described Kaben as a "rock star" and truer words have not been spoken.  Plus, he's a little cutie-patootie to boot!

This year, Kaben wanted a a candy themed birthday party so we set out to design his cake.  But at some point Kaben decided that his favorite toy Tow Mater also needed to make an appearance.

Our instructions here were to make it big and make it busy, but Kaben's Mom trusted us and gave us some flexibility on the design.  I decided right away that the cake needed to have some wonky elements on it, plus I wanted it to have plenty of candy and candy themed elements.

I made lollipops out of fondant and used candy like gummy worms and suckers to make the design fuller and busier.  Oh, and the gummy bears!!  Not only did I use regular gummy bears, but I found these HUGE gummy bears on Amazon!  I placed them just underneath the top tier and used crystal columns and a LED light to back light them!  It's hard to tell in this picture, but they lit up really nicely!!

And speaking of extreme elements, we made a Tow Mater bursting out of the side of the cake and HE TALKED!  How did we do that??  Well, you'll just have to drop back in on Friday and Chaddy will tell you all about it (TEASE!!)

And if that wasn't enough, I even got my Bubbee from My Wood Working Solutions to help out with the cake stand.  He made a custom cake stand for Kaben's cake.  He bought lollipops and encased them in resin for the feet on the stand!  Isn't he brilliant!  You can read more about the stand on his blog, but I did get a closeup of it (below).  Yes, it has lights too!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you come back on Friday for our Cake sound tutorial!  You're going to love it!!


  1. WOW!! That is AWESOME!!

    Carsedra of:


  2. I love those instructions "make it big, make it busy". Awesome and fun cake! Love the stand and your brother's blog.

  3. What a cake! And those are definitely the biggest gummy bears I have ever seen!

  4. @Carsedra - Thanks!

    @SweetThingsTO - I know, right?

    Lydia - Those weren't the biggest gummy bears they offered! I think the ones I bought were considered 160 servings (each)!

  5. Wow! I have to say that this is one of my favorite cakes, I love busy!! and colorful too. You did a great job, as usual. The cake stand is adorable.

  6. This cake is AMAZING, absolutely love it!


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