This order was a really radical concept thought of by the family of the customer. For "Nonna's" Birthday party he wanted a 10 inch round cake with 12 corresponding cupcakes. The 10 inch would have a 49 Red Dodge Pick up because Nonna loved this vehicle. The cupcakes were to each have a symbolic item sculpted from fondant to represent a piece of Nonna's life.
These are a few of the cupcakes. From the front-back we have a brown pupping with piped paw prints. Pup is made from fondant. Cake 2 is a cupcake representing Nonna's love of gardening-three violets and a lady bug made from royal icing. Cake 3-A license plate with "NONNA" on it to represent her love of old pickups. Cake 4-a small girl cutout with "M" on the dress-to represent her grand daughter. Cake 5-Small boy cutout out with "L" on shirt-representing grandson Cake six-A giant music note to represent love of music.
Cake 8-A purple rose (buttercream icing) and a lady bug-More representation of love of Gardening. Cake 9-Tennis rackets and tennis balls-Love of Tennis. Cake 10-A Whistle with the word "Sis" on top-this is a representation of her father who was in law enforcement and a nickname of hers. Cake 10 and 11-A black cat with paw prints and a grey pup with paw prints. All pieces made of fondant.
This next cake was ordered at last minute due to an increase in party guests. I made an 8X3 Red Velvet round cake to represent her love of gardens and gardening. The flowers are a combo of buttercream icing and royal. Vines done in buttercream. The wooden sign reads: Nonna's Garden-made from fondant. The mini spade- is made from fondant as well. Random bugs are made from color flow.