My daughter Jenni graduated from UGA in December. While she searched for a job in her field, family financial planning, she started making cakes. She made the first ones with no classes, then took three Wilton cake decorating classes at Michaels. Before she even finished the classes, she had surpassed them with her designs. Here is one she made for my cousin who LOVES Elvis for her birthday party.
She used the saying Peggy left on the wall of Graceland when we went to visit on the record label...."Peggy Loves Elvis". She made the little Elvis by hand and his face and detail were amazing. About the size of a Barbie head, she sculpted the face from fondant and let it dry. Elvis had an open mouth with tiny teeth, tongue and even had his trademark "curled up lip, one sided smile".
She then fashioned his hair and sideburns and dressed him in what we remembered as Peggy's favorite costume from the exhibit at Graceland, one of the white ones with a cape, bell bottoms and wide belt with gold designs. She put a red scarf around his neck.
When it came to the cake, she made it round and then decorated it in black, made to look like a tall stack of old 45 records. I thought this homemade Elvis birthday cake to be one of the "COOLEST" Birthday cakes I have ever seen! I took it to a party for Peggy and another friend who were celebrating May birthdays and it was THE hit of the evening!
I made this Elvis Presley Birthday Cake for an Elvis Birthday Party I had. Everyone loved it so much. I hope I can share with everyone who hasn't seen it. I've always wanted to get a picture of one of my cakes on here so the whole world could see it.
I started with 1/4 sheet cake pan. The cake is Frenh vanilla with custard filling, buttercream frosting. I tinted the frosting with teal coloring and I made chocolate frosting for the rest of the decorations. I used all Wilton tools for it. I used small blank Cds and glued them on small plastic shot glasses to make the records and I printed the pictures and cut them out and glued them on the shot glasses. The figure is one of my Elvis ornaments. It really sings when you push the button. I had a lot of fun making this cake. I make a lot of them, this one just turned out so cool.
This Elvis Cake I made for a friend's mother who loves Elvis. She absolutely loved it. I was quite pleased with the way it turned out also.
I baked a two mix chocolate cake and crumb coated with with buttercream. I cut a strip of fondant and sugar glued it around the side of the cake. I outlined the picture with black buttercream using a number 3 tip. I filled the outline with thinned white and black buttercream.
I filled in the background with white buttercream using tip 16 stars. I made small fondant balls and added them to the bottom of the cake.