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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Xanadu Birthday Cake

A place where nobody dared to go
The love that we came to know
They call it Xanadu
Xanadu, Xanadu,
now we are here
In Xanadu
Xanadu, Xanadu,
now we are here
In Xanadu
Xanadu, your neon lights will shine
For you, Xanadu……



This is a French vanilla butter cake with yellow food coloring in the batter and Bavarian cream filling and vanilla butter cream. The top is done with edible images and the Xanadu logo is done with color flow icing and then hand painted with metallic blue luster dust. The neon yellow boarder (the whole bottle of neon yellow) is sprinkled with disco dust. The Happy Birthday Melisa is done with butter cream highlighted/outlined with gold fleck’s mixed in piping gel giving it a sparkly golden glow. The butter cream lines were hand painted with metallic blue luster dust. The roller skates are made from fondant brushed with super pearl luster dust. The whole cake is sprinkled with sparkly disco dust (yes it's called disco dust).














12 cups of batter and 5 batches of buttercream…not sure how much this cake weighed but it was a lot!











The look was sparkly tacky gaudy 1980 roller-skate Olivia Newton john glam…well…I think that was achieved!








Happy Birthday Melisa!


4 comments:

  1. Oh em gee. This is the cake of my DREAMS!!!! I was searching "Xanadu" images and this popped up. Now all my future birthdays will be RUINED because no cake will ever live up to this one. (sob!)

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