One VERY personalized Sweet 16 cake!
This Sweet 16 cake was, without a doubt, the most personalized cake we have ever made. It was one very special cake for one amazing young woman. In addition to being wowed by this young lady, working with this family to design her cake was such a nice experience. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to do this cake and have our lives touched by this family.
This birthday girl is one active girl! In our first contact with the family, we got some insight into all that she does. Let me tell you... the list goes on! We were quite impressed! She is one amazing young woman! The goal was to incorporate aspects from all of her activities onto the cake. They knew what they wanted on this cake and together we worked up a great design with them.
There were two delicious flavors in this incredible four tier cake. The top two tiers were Red Velvet Cake with a Cream Cheese filling, iced in a Vanilla Buttercream and finished with a Vanilla Fondant. The bottom two tiers were Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, with a Chocolate filling, iced in Chocolate Buttercream and finished with a Vanilla Fondant.
Each tier of this four tiered cake represented one aspect of the birthday girl's daily life.
She's a cheerleader! The top tier of this amazing design is filled with aspects of her cheerleading. Red and white are her school colors at North Rockland High School and the paw print represents her school's mascot.
She plays basketball on the Police Athletic League! This tier was done in a pale orange fondant to represent basketball, yet keep with the muted colors chosen for the design. Along with the obvious basketball items on this tier, you'll find her numbers and the PAL initials for the Police Athletic League.
She's an EMS volunteer! Impressed with her yet? I certainly am, and we still have one tier to go!! This tier was done in a light blue background to represent the colors of her ambulance corps in Stony Point, NY. Along with the really cute ambulance and other obvious items, you'll notice the letters SPAC, which stand for Stony Point Ambulance Corps.
And last, but certainly not least, she's a volunteer for the fire department! As I said in the beginning... amazing! This tier was done in a dusty gray fondant to keep with the muted background colors and makes a great representation of smoke! On this tier, you will again find the obvious items and, if you didn't guess by now, her number is 23.
The Wow Factor
In case there wasn't enough to wow you on this cake, we went and added one more amazing feature to it! The idea for this came from the birthday girl's mom. We were so inspired by this idea, we just ran with it! I'm sure we don't have to tell you what it is, but incase you missed the obvious... check out the birthday girl, in her turn out gear, climbing the ladder, with the hose, to put out the fire on her big 16! I will not lie, this was one of those things that we had no idea HOW we were going to do it. But, like everything else, we figured it out and it was awesome!
We delivered this cake to Garnerville, NY on the day of the Sweet 16. It looked like it was going to be one fantastic party!! Well, apparently it was! We received such gratitude from this customer in the form of a Facebook thank you, and email and even a thank you note in the mail. They even included a photo of the cake on her thank you cards.
It's gratitude like this that make what we do so special. :)
The email: I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful cake. People were talking about it all night. I couldn't imagine how the design would actually come out but you guys did a great job making that come together the way you did for her. Thank you so much for everything and I am looking foward to using you again in the future. A lot of people asked where I got the cake and I gave them your cards or told them. Once again thank you for all the time and effort you put ino making that cake a possibility and adding to her great sweet 16.
The Thank You Note and Facebook note can be found on our Facebook page!