Saturday, October 24, 2009
Family Tree 80th Birthday Cake
This cake was for an 80th birthday celebration - for a man whose many passions were narrowed down to "family" and "Villanova baseball."
Each tier is chocolate cake with strawberry filling. The top tier celebrates Villanova baseball, while the second and bottom tiers celebrate his large family with a family tree. The birthday boy and his wife's name are "carved" in the tree trunk, their children and spouse's names are on the bottom tier and his grandchildren are all named on the middle tier.
All decorations (leaves, baseball bats, baseballs, etc) are edible and are made of fondant or a fondant/gumpaste mix.