My friend wanted a birthday cake in the shape of a Cosmopolitan in honor of the Sex and the City Movie.
Another friend and I baked a chocolate cake in a large, deep square pan. We used a cake leveler to split the cake in half and then we spread raspberry filling in the middle. We put the cake back together, then iced it and (carefully) cut the cake into the shape of a martini glass. To get the look of a cosmopolitan cake, we dyed some fondant a light pick shade for the top part and used white fondant for the glass.
To finish the decoration, we used a candy orange slice as the garnish and a sour rope as the straw and of course no birthday cosmo cake for a San Francisco girl is complete without a city background that includes the beautiful scenery as well as our beloved sports teams.
Our friend had forgotten that she had asked for it, so she was very surprised!
I made this Martini Glass Birthday Cake for my sister-in-law's 21st birthday. She loves cosmopolitans so I figured a Martini Glass Birthday Cake would be perfect.
I used a box mix and baked it in a 13x9 pan. Once it was cooled, I cut two large chunks off the bottom corners to make the glass part. Then I used those chunks and cut a rectangle for the stem and a smaller triangle for the base. I laid them all out and used a few toothpicks inside the cake to hold the pieces together.
The icing was marshmallow fondant - very sticky to make but fairly easy to work with. I put a few drops of food coloring on it and worked it in a little bit to get the marble effect. Then I rolled it out and covered the cake. The orange peel at the top was leftover fondant rolled out and brushed with yellow food coloring. The '21' beside the cake is store-bought candles.
We made this Largest Martini Glass Shaped Cake, measuring 3 1/2 feet tall X 2 feet wide x 12" high. We used three round 24" cakes for the martini bowl and the base/stand. Then 2 rectangular molds 18" X 12" for the stem. Two of the round cake molds were chocolate, 1 was vanilla. Between the cakes we layered fresh strawberries and Grand Mariner, used three layers of icing and then colored our fondant to match our favorite martini: the 24K gold martini from Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar in Las Vegas.
The fondant reflected the colors of the martini which is made with Blood orange vodka, orange juice, Campari, orange bitters and lemon grass simple syrup, with a gold speckled rim (edible 24 K Gold). We also created a blood orange slice made from left over cake, icing and fondant. The stem of the cake and base we used a white & gold shimmer to reflect glass.
This is a Tequila cake that my sister asked me to make in the shape of a Jose Cuervo tequila bottle for a friend's birthday. I used two boxes of butter yellow cake mix and baked it in one 13X9 rectangular pan (for the bottom of the bottle) and one bread loaf pan (for the neck).
The neck and top part of the bottle were trimmed to give the cake more of a bottle shape. The frosting was Wilton's buttercream recipe that can be found on their website. I made a double batch to cover the cake with.
The writing was done with red and black gel tubes that you can find in the bakery section of any grocery store. The coins on the label are actually the chocolate coins that you can find in the bulk candy section.
It was surprisingly very easy to make and her friend loved it!