Tree of Life – 40th Birthday
When I get a cake request from a creative type like a graphic designer, I always know the cake is going to be awesome. This client wanted a great cake to celebrate her hubby’s 40th and incorporate all his favorite things. It’s always a challenge to create a cake with a lot of disconnected items like hobbies, pets and kids so I really had to stretch my brain for this one. What I came up with was a “Tree of Life” theme. A historical tree with the “fruits” of life flowering all over the branches. This is the sketch I sent to the client.
The client was totally on board so I set out to make my gigantic tree cake! She wanted to feature their kids, their pets, some hobbies including poker, skiing, fishing, football and a nice bottle of makers mark
This is the finished product
The plaque is made of modeling chocolate (as well as the tree) and brushed with a luster dust to make it look like bronze.
The birthday boy is a big Beavers fan so of course we had to have Benny the Beaver on there
A nice reaction clip from the birthday boy. He was very surprised!
- Michelle Clarke
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