'Young & Beautiful'

'Young & Beautiful'
'Young & Beautiful' 'Young & Beautiful'

For a Great Gatsby-themed birthday party. I had been DYING to do a Gatsby cake & was thrilled to create this one. I just LOVE the movie with Leonardo, & was so inspired in so many ways, it was really hard to narrow it down to only 2 tiers of design. LOL—-somebody order a 5-tier, please!!!

The top tier is a carrot cake with white chocolate cream cheese filling, iced in white chocolate ganache. The design is a nod to Gatsy’s incredible pipe organ, created from sugar sheets airbrushed brilliant gold & then each line hand-cut & placed. Each panel of the top tier is a different pattern, created freehand as I played with the designs. The top tier is elevated on a separator to show off the lovely Art Deco-style trim hanging from the bottom of the cake..

The bottom tier is Almond-Amaretto cake with White Choclate Swiss meringue buttercream filling & dark chocolate ganache. Echoing the top tier trim is the Art Deco scalloped onlay design, with Deco-style architectural corners.

The edible feathers & brooches are a nod to the glamourous Daisy herself. Feathers are wafer paper & the brooches are gumpaste.

I love everything about the movie, the era, the design & the glamour. So thrilled to create a Gatsby cake. I hope to do more of them!

Cakes ROCK!!! Christy Seguin, Austin, TX