Humorous 30th Birthday Cake

A couple of weekends ago I had the opportunity to work on a cake poking a little fun at the birthday boy.

Ted's wife contacted me about creating a 30th birthday cake for her husband with an "Over the Hill" type theme. After doing a little research (finding mainly tombstone cakes), we came up with this:

A two tiered moist chocolate cake filled with fresh raspberry preserves and iced in vanilla butercream. The little man (made of my Marshmallow Fondant) is reaching towards his youth - including the Fountain of Youth, of course! - all while sliding down into "Geazerville." His wife came up with the idea of old man white sneakers and high top socks!

The bottom tier is sprinkled with crushed chocolate cookie "dirt" with a tombstone reading "Here Lies Ted's Youth."

What a fun cake! I think I'll have to keep this design in mind for my husband's 30th! Haha...but don't tell him! (wink,wink!)

Jade Cahoon
Sweet Street Designer Cakes and Cupcakes