Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Very Colorful Tiki Heads!

Posted by Jennifer at 7:00 PM
Sarah needed a surprise birthday cake for her husband's 30th birthday bash. They were having a Hawaiian themed luau type of party and so I thought Tiki heads would be a cool way to go. It must have been fate because she bought party decor that matched these colors almost exactly! One of the tiki heads was "If You like Pina Colada" Cake (pineapple cake layered with coconut buttercream and in this case, toasted coconuts) and the other cake was Coconut Cream Cake (coconut cake layered with coconut buttercream, coconut flakes, and coconut cream filling... that's a lot of coconut!).

This cake was especially fun to make because I felt like a kid again. It was more a free-flowing type of cake instead of sticking to a rigid plan. Essentially, I had an idea of what I wanted the tiki heads to look like but in the end, I just kept layering on more and more colors and elements to the cake until I felt they had enough going on. Because the cakes were so tall, there were two separate tiers of cake in each head (that sounds weird).

Sarah was so excited about the cakes that she took this picture right before the party and sent it to me before the bash even started. :) I'm so glad she loved them and I hope they tasted as delicious as they look!


tetembe said...

i think these might be my new favorite cake that you've ever made!! they're so cool looking; way to go!


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