Semi-Sincere Flattery

I spent the entire day at work creating these fairly ugly cakes. It was a little depressing to slave over something I didn’t design and didn’t particularly like.


The worst (best?) part is, they’re not even real. It’s just styrofoam rounds covered with fondant and buttercream. They were for a photo shoot, and the client wanted them to look exactly like this picture:

We thought styrofoam would be easier and cheaper (the quote for real cakes on such short notice would have been astronomical) but in the end it was a huge pain cutting it to size, and it was more expensive than we thought it would be, so we probably ate the cost on this one. Live and learn.

2 Responses to Semi-Sincere Flattery
  1. Jason says:

    It does strike me as an odd photo to try to replicate. Were they selling the same children’s shoes, or did they just have a creative director unwilling to let the professionals design a cake? Perhaps they should have hired Jay Manuel to get some thinking outside the box (perhaps a baby’s breath cake?).

  2. Liz says:

    Ha–you’ll never BE the best baby’s breath you could be!

    And they weren’t even selling the same shoes, they just saw the cake and thought it looked pretty. Weird, right?

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