90th Birthday Cake

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My client for this cake was throwing a 90th birthday party for her mother.  When she came to me, she wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted, so I worked with her extensively to figure out the perfect cake. Her mom is a very sophisticated woman and she wanted to have a sophisticated cake to match, so I sent her a few very different ideas to pick from.  Once she had a basic idea, we then tweaked the specific elements (colors, flower vs. bow, polka dots vs. stripes, etc) and decided on what is in my opinion, a very classic navy and white cake.  I used the quilting technique for the bottom of the cake and accented it with a flower (and added another one to the back of the cake) and then did a simple vertical stripe with a band around the top.  Of course, it had to be topped with the “90” for the celebration!

Cake Dimensions:  (1) 8-in round (1) 6-in round
Serving Size:  22 sensible servings
Type: fondant over buttercream with fondant and edible pearl accents 
Event Location:
  McLean, VA