Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday Sweets! Flip Flop Cake

Happy Saturday!

Today I am showing a cake I made for my friend's mom's 50th Birthday. 

They were just having a small get-together in a big city near us - they stayed in a hotel and had a little ladies night to celebrate.  She told me that she likes teal and that I could do whatever I wanted with the design of the cake.  I know her mom loves to travel to warm beaches, so I decided to throw some fondant flip flops on top.  It's hard to tell from this photo (most of my cake photos are taken with my old camera that wasn't the best camera ever made...) but the straps on the flip flops had black glittery sparkles on them.  

Interesting Tid Bit
The centers of the white flowers have little silver balls that are called "silver dragees."  I love using them because they look cool and growing up, my family always put them on Christmas cookies (and ate them).  If you are familiar with them, you may notice that they are a little hard to find.  They have been around for many, many years and in the early 20th Century, they may have contained small amounts of mercury; however, they don't anymore.  Although they are made with sugar, the Food and Drug Administration has now deemed them inedible because of the metallic finish.  They are required to include a notice that they are for "decorative purposes only."  These dragees can no longer be sold in the State of California as a result of a lawsuit in 2003.  Other countries do classify them as food items.  When I put them on my cakes, I do advise everyone that they are not considered a food item, but so many people have eaten them at certain times in their lives, that eat them anyway.

And for the actual cake...this is a white cake with one layer of raspberry filling and one layer of cream cheese filling.  It's covered in buttercream and all of the accents are made with fondant.

Have a great Saturday everyone and thanks for looking:)


14 comments:

  1. You make some of the most beautiful cakes!

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  2. You are one talented lady! I eat the beads too! :) Infact I have a jar in my home right now! Would you like me to keep an eye out for them for you?

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    1. Thank you. Actually, I do have 2 bottles of the dragees so they will last me a while. I order them online on the globalsugarart website. Thanks for offering though:)

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  3. Super pretty cake! I love the bit of history about the dragee. I had no clue. I grew up eating them as well and I am pretty sure they are still use in France (where I am from).

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    1. :) And look, we are still around to tell about it after eating them:)

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  4. Wow, you are so talented! I would love a slice of this cake. I'd totally eat the silver beads. :)

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  5. This cake is sick!!!! It looks amazing !!!!!! Great job

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  6. mmmm mmmm mmmmm!!!! cream cheese filling? that sounds interesting!!! I love love the flip flops!!! =)

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love the colors!

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