Monday, August 1, 2011

For Love of Musical Food: Piano Birthday Cake

     I made this cake last week for my husband's birthday.  Although I am not Wilton-trained (but hope to be someday!), I really enjoy making fun cakes for our family birthdays. Here are some pics and simple instructions on how to make this piano cake:
I started with a plain white cake mix, and baked it in a 13x 9 pan. I measured actual piano keys to get the right size and cut two squares of cake.  Then I fit them together so they made a long keyboard and iced it with white icing.  The Kit Kat bars, although longer than actual black keys, do nicely on a cake like this!
I used Scribblers to write the message on the cake- I had just enough keys to write "Happy Birthday."
Underneath the keyboard it says "to a # pianist."
I found these adorable tiny rose candles at our local farmer's market.  They looked so cute on this cake.  It would have been a bit cuter with green time!
The sharp is made from black licorice

Here is the finished product.  It was really hot the day I made this, and the icing was melting.  The "black keys" were threatening to slip off the keyboard so I had to get it in the fridge quick!

My husband declared the cake a winner! :)


Heidi said...

Looks tasty!

Leah said...

I'm not really a cake person (I prefer pie) but it was good. It sure didn't last long! :)

Sara said...

Super cute!!

Joseph Pingel said...

Maybe I can get my wife to make me one this year for my BD. That's pretty cool.