My friend was turning 40 and was having an ABBA party. I searched the internet for an Abba cake and got only a couple of ideas and then basically changed a few areas to suit us. I actually bought a half sheet cake, as I didn't really want to spend the time with baking process. I told them to just do plain white icing and a scallop edging.
I then used fondant and rolled 4 heads and bodies and used toothpicks to attach them to sit them on top. The people were obviously the trickiest and I had never attempted to do them before. I then used edible silver to paint their jackets etc and I always think of Abba in turquoise and white, so that's why I chose the contrasting colour of turquoise.
I used a candy mold for the letters and just melted the already colored chocolate, to read ABBA MANIA. Then I sprinkled the whole cake with edible glitter and placed some turquoise confetti. I then finished it with a ribbon. I also made a plaque (thats sitting at the back) from a candy mold and in the sprinkles wrote happy birthday.
It was fiddley to do the people, and I guess as you practice it will become easier but I have to say it was so much fun!
This Taylor Swift Birthday Cake was my very first fondant cake. My daughter is a huge Taylor Swift fan. I just became familiar with marshmallow fondant and have been using it to decorate sugar cookies. I decided to give it a try on a cake.
I saw a pink and white "music" cake on bakery website- that's where I got this idea. It had electric guitars on it. Since Taylor plays acoustic, I made these acoustic cookies, covered them with fondant and sealed them in an air tight container. I also made the fondant flowers three days in advance and sealed them as well.
The cakes are 10,8 ad 6 inch white cakes with a buttercream crumb coat. Then I covered them with fondant and was amazed how easy it was! I added the pink stripes to the bottom, then painted the musical notes and other designs with black coloring gel and almond extract. It worked nicely. I stacked the cakes, used white butter cream and a size 12 tip to make the circle borders. Then I added the flowers and a framed picture of Taylor on top.
My daughter loved it! I feel it would work for Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers too. Just change up the colors and guitars. Maybe do stars instead of flowers, etc.
My daughter LOVES Taylor Swift, so she wanted to have a Taylor Swift 10th Birthday Cake for her birthday.
I used the small and medium paisley shaped cake pan from Wilton for the "Tear drop" design, since 'Tear Drops on My Guitar' is her favorite song. I frosted the marble flavored cake with white and 2 shades of pink butter cream frosting (Taylor Swifts favorite color is pink).
For accents, I added butter cream roses and I made roll out sugar cookies in the shapes of dresses, guitars and musical notes. We decorated the dress cookies like my daughter's favorite Taylor Swift dresses using butter cream frosting, sprinkles and edible glitter for a "shimmer" for the cookie dresses. The musical notes in black butter cream and the guitars to match the rest of the colors in the cake.
We topped the cake off with a picture of my daughter and Taylor Swift.Even though they have never met, I was able to take a picture of Taylor who met a friend of ours and put my daughter's picture and Taylor's together to make it look like they met.
She loved the cake and she said it was the coolest birthday cake she had ever had!
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