Coolest Graffiti Birthday Cake
The birthday boy is really into famous logos, so his mom asked me to make him a birthday cake with that in mind. I had never even heard of some of these logo’s before, so I thought it was an interesting request.
After finding all the logos online I went to work on ideas of how to decorate it. I decided that it would be cool to make the cake look like a brick wall and then somehow make the logos look like graffiti on the wall.
First I covered two round cakes (an 8″ and 6″ cake) with white homemade fondant. The cakes were both red velvet cakes that I torted and filled with Cookies n’ cream buttercream.
Then I rolled out some red fondant and using a clear, quilting ruler and a pizza cutter, I cut out a TON of rectangle shapes that would be bricks. Then I placed about 2/3 of the ‘bricks’ on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Using my airbrush, I sprayed the bricks with darker red and black food coloring. I intentionally did it in random shades of darkness so that the bricks would look realistic.
I placed them around the cakes, alternating the various shades of red to give it a real brick wall look, making sure that I left white fondant exposed around the brick to be the ‘mortar’.
Next I copied the logo images into a editing program (mine is just a digital scrap booking program) to size the logos to the right size to fit the cake. Then I printed them out on my printer on just normal white type paper. I cut around each logo and attached it to some white fondant with some edible glue that I made. Make sure that you use just enough or the paper will become wet and wrinkle.
Then using an exacto knife I cut the fondant around the image and placed it on the brick wall. Then I used my airbrush to paint black around the image to give it a graffiti look. Sorry these images were NOT edible, next time I would try to use edible paper.
To do the name and age I first just sprayed black directly onto the cake, but it wasn’t visible enough. So I hand cut the name out of yellow fondant, no need to be exact and pretty because it is supposed to look free handed. Then I attached it to the wall. My hubby said that it looked too pretty and not like graffiti, so again I took my airbrush and lightly sprayed it blue, then again with black. I LOVE how the coloration turned out on it.
Next I printed out the same logo’s only a bit larger, cut them out and hot glued them to wooden bbq skewers. Then I arranged them on the top of the cake to create a cake topper. The look on the birthday boy’s face was PRICELESS. I think it was a huge success!