I searched the internet for ideas and decided to combine several ideas. I knew right off that the trademark High School Musical in yellow letter with white dots had to be the center. And obviously, red and white school colors. I saw a lot of High School Musical Birthday Cakes that I liked, but looked too complicated.
I baked a three layer 9 inch square cake. Covered it in white buttercream icing. The fondant characters I Googled were awesome looking, but I knew would be time consuming. So I decided on just my niece, but in a East High School cheer leading outfit. It was a lot easier than I expected. Molded her just like the fondant was a piece of clay. Kept the rest simple.
Star border with yellow sugar stars literally tossed at the sides. The red curtain made out of fondant. After flattening the fondant, I cut out rectangles and fan folded the fondant. Then slightly opened it back up and laid it on the cake. It stayed slightly folded enough to give that open curtain look. The top curtain was done in the same way except I pinched towards the ends to give it the look it needed.
The finale touch was for her to be the star. (Putting both High School Musical and Happy Birthday, Trinity seemed like too much writing on the cake). I found a High School Musical candle that put everything together nicely.
I was happy how it turned out. Not over done with the high school musical theme and personalized enough that everyone knew she was the star for the day.
This High School Musical Birthday Cake is five flavored homemade birthday cakes with flavors consisting of lemon, banana, butter, coconut, and vanilla. The recipe for this cake calls for the Watkins flavor brand and you can also exchange Rum extract in the place of the banana flavor. It also calls for 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, 3 cups white sugar, 5 eggs beaten until lemon colored, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon Watkins Baking Powder, and 1 cup of milk.
Each one of the flavors require 1 teaspoon per flavor. The cake size of the pan was 11x15 and should be baked at 325 F for 1 3/4 hours or until cake test done. Cool in pan on wire rack: for ten minutes.
The cake was draped with white confectionery icing. The decoration was handrawn consisting of High School Musical mascot, the Wildcat as well as the sheet music of "Happy Birthday to You" in the background, which can not be easily discerned unless you are musically inclined.
To finalize the High School Musical theme, there were six rings placed around the sides of the cake, one for each character of the High School Musical movie.
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I created this High School Musical Birthday Cake using an 11'' square cake tin. The cake was a simple sponge cake with whipped cream and jam filling. I then covered the cake with butter icing and placed a smooth layer of red sugarpaste on top.
To create the curtain effect I rolled out two rectangles of red sugarpaste and made indents by pressing a plastic dowling rod into the sugarpaste. I then placed the 'curtains' on top of the smooth layer. To create the lettering I used alphabet cookie cutters and when the yellow sugarpaste had hardened I used a white icing pen to create the dots.
The letters were attached using edible gum glue. To create the shooting stars I used a small star shaped cookie cutter and then inserted cake wire, I left the stars to harden before inserting into the cake. For the scroll i simply cut out a rectangle of sugarpaste, cut the end to give the triangle effect and then folded them back.