This 50s Skirt Cake was made of boxed lemon flavored cake mix and the fondant is home made also lemon flavored. I followed the directions on the box and made one 14 inch round and a 12 inch round. With the help of internet research and many calls to my cousin (who makes beautiful cakes) I was able to carve and piece together all the pieces. The "glue" was frosting.
The chest was made from the pieces that I craved off the shape the skirt. I sliced the cake horizontally and filled it with lemon flavored pudding. The fondant was made from marshmallow and powdered sugar and the lemon flavoring. The whole thing turned into a three day process.
This cake was made for my mother's 70th birthday, which was a fifties theme. The party was a surprise and her cake not only surprised her but it was made exactly like the outfit I made her for the party. The cake was a total success, and my proudest moment, it was my first fondant cake. It must have been good because people went back for seconds.
It was much fun and I would encourage anyone to try it. I did have a back up plan (a quick trip to the local supermarket for a sheet cake.)
This Fifties Rock and Roll Cake is of my own design. I had a request for a 50's rock & roll cake, and this idea was born.
I made three 12" cakes, filled, stacked and iced them with white buttercream. I made my own checkerboard stencil and used Wilton spray color to make the checkerboard design on the sides. Using pink, violet and teal tinted buttercream, I piped a dot pattern for the bottom border, and music notes/treble clefs around the sides of the cake. For the top border, I used a #21 tip and made a rope-like border, then sprinkled with pink cake crystals.
The small records are lollipops made from a mold I found in a local cake/candy store. I used white candy melts tinted pink for the centers and dark cocoa melts tinted black for the rest. Using the same candy, I piped over a circle I traced on parchment to form the record for the top of the cake.
Finish it off by placing the record on top, and sticking the lollipops into the cake (I did this at the delivery so they wouldn't fall or pull at the cake sides).
IMPORTANT NOTE - be sure to use CANDY COLOR and not regular food colors or gels. The water in regular colors will seize up the chocolate and ruin your project!