It’s rare that I sit down and write a blog post so quickly, but tonight I had the pleasure and privilege of celebrating a 101st birthday and well… I just had to share 🙂
This is the 3rd or 4th year I’ve done a cake for Mrs. Gladys and every year, it must be pink! She’s such a JOY…
Can you believe she’s 101 years old this week? She’s just amazing!!
For her previous cakes, I’ve always done buttercream roses – either solid or ombre – sometimes with a topper and sometimes without. But this year I found out that she not only shares my love of pink, but also my love of snowmen!
And while visiting with her a couple of weeks ago, her daughter Paula told me that she still loves to go outside and look up at the stars. She has a hard time seeing them anymore, but she knows they’re there and it makes her happy to be outside under them.
With all of that in mind, I knew I wanted to change up her cake this year and include a snowman and stars!! I mean seriously… when you get to be 101 years old, you can have any cake you want, right?!
Pink Snowman & Stars Cake
For the details, I really didn’t have a solid plan in mind. After doing the water color buttercream effect, I cut out a bunch of stars to dry and I went ahead and made the three balls for the snowman. I let them all dry overnight.
Then this morning I though the silver would go pretty with pink, so I covered the board with silver glitter paper (tutorial here) and sprayed the stars with PME Edible Silver Spray. Just before delivery, I brushed them with a little disco dust for some extra bling!
When I got ready to put the snowman together, I knew I wanted to jazz her up with a pink scarf and ear muffs. You see – Mrs. Gladys also loves to wear headbands all the time, so I thought the little added touch of earmuffs were perfect.
To make the snow around the snowman, I used these tiny edible glitter stars, white jimmies, tiny white nonpariels, and white Chocomaker Edible Candy Shred. (Apparently the white is no longer available (sad face)… I bought it earlier this year at Walmart). Truth be told, I’m pretty sure it’s just shredded wafer paper, but I cannot imagine how they shredded it so finely.
This cake was three layers of 7″ round white almond sour cream cake. I filled and frosted it with vanilla buttercream… pink for the filling (done with pink gel coloring), then a watercolor effect for the outside.
My Mama and I are good friends with Paula (Mrs. Gladys’ daughter) so we were invited to celebrate with her tonight at Thibodeaux’s (a local restaurant). Paula’s brother and another family friend were also there! It was a fun evening and it was such a privilege to be there to celebrate 101 years of life!
We should all be so blessed to still be so beautiful and full of joy and life at that age!!