Custom Karate Birthday Cake
CHECK THIS OUT it's fantastic. Dr. F's custom karate birthday cake, yes karate. So, her grandson started taking karate lessons at a local dojo, and when asked what type of birthday cake he wanted, the response was "Karate, of course!" But this super special cake is no ordinary karate cake. Wait and see....
From the Neko Ashi Dachi silhouettes wrapped around the top layer, to the replica yellow belt made to exactly match the birthday boy's own obi with the appropriate amount of tangs, Dr. F definitely raised the bar with this one. And, to make it even more magnificent, homemade cake and buttercream on the inside. Delish! Let's find out how this all came together...
What was your inspiration for this cake?
Dr. F: "The inspiration came from Owen. He wanted a karate cake. He and I researched karate cakes searching for examples online. He chose the cake of his dreams. That of course must include his name and his age “number.” He also MUST have fondant figures and/or balls."
The last statement is spot-on. I have witnessed he and his cousins devour those fondant adornments. Not my cup of tea, so much, and the master cake maker is researching how to make her own fondant from scratch, to have better taste and flexibility. She mentioned something about marshmallow based fondant....yum...
What was the most difficult part?
Dr. F: "The hardest part of this cake was covering the bloopers that came as a result of using a new and different kind of fondant. That fondant cracked and tore allowing the buttercream to come through."
How did you overcome this?
Dr. F: "See all of those stars? They are covering the cracks and holes that developed as a result of that new and floppy fondant."
What would you do differently?
Dr. F: "The issue is fondant. The fondant that works really well does not taste great. The fondant that tastes better is what I just used and was TERRIBLE. I am going to try to make my own fondant next! That will be an interesting challenge and will taste better and hopefully roll out and apply easier!"
There you have it! One terrific karate birthday cake, and one super happy birthday boy! For more custom cakes, sign up below. And check out the archives for a family history through cakes. Cheers!
These special cakes have been hand crafted by the amazing and super talented Dr. F. Elementary school principal by day, magical cake maker by night.
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