Monday, January 23, 2012

This Engagement is 'The Cat's Meow!'

Last month brought happy news of an engagement for my oldest sister Danielle and her boyfriend Niel.  Such great news warranted an amazing party and of epic cake!
Niel and Danielle both enjoy the style and glamour of the 1920's era so my sister Gill planned a surprise engagement party with a 1920's Speakeasy theme.
Her apartment was transformed into an illicit bar "The Cat's Meow" (the only speakeasy left in town.)
Upon entering The Cat's Meow you had to mutter the password (the bee's knees).
Fella's were suited up with ties and fedoras
Gals adorned with long strands of pearls and feather boas.
The tables were set up with mason jars and flasks for everyone to enjoy their giggle water.  Tea lights were used  to create a dim glow down the length of the table.
Guests even enjoyed some Moonshine to really get into the 'spirit' of the party.
The top tier of the cake was a vanilla cake with vanilla bean buttercream.  The cake was shaped into a fedora and covered in gray fondant and fitted with a black band and peacock feather
Below the fedora the cake had a 'neck' of chocolate cake with espresso buttercream wrapped in golden pearls. A knotted sugar pearl necklace draped down the three tiers.  The first tier was covered in cream fondant and decorated with hand painted jewel tone peacock feathers.  The entire cake sat atop a board covered in blue fondant decorated with a hand-piped black lace pattern.
As they cut into the cake they were surprised with a teal velvet cake (one of Dani's favorite colors) with oreo buttercream filling.
The couple first thought the cake was a fancy hat rack.....boy were they excited to find out it was a yummy cake for them to enjoy!
The three flavors of the cake served as the first cake tasting for the couple.
Congratulations to the happy couple! I can't wait to get together with the family again for wedding celebrations and create a bigger and better cake for the event! (=

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