Saturday, January 26, 2008

project BIRTHDAY

I needed a clever cake for my daughter's 12th birthday. She's a huge fan of Project Runway and has watched it with me since the first season, but I couldn't figure out a way to do the cake. Hmmm. Then it hit me...

I printed out models from her favorite designers over the past seasons. I tried to get her favorite designs, but sometimes they were only photographed from the knees up. I printed them on heavy paper, and then cut them out carefully. I used Stirrer Straws for the support. $1 bought me a lifetime supply.

Then I just taped them to back of the model.

I found a picture of the judges, and a picture of the designers, and printed them both. I printed a backdrop for the runway on the same heavy paper. I made a simple runway on the cake, put my models in place, and Voila!


My daughter... LOVED IT!

Baxter was a huge help during this process, and supervised carefully from his spot on the back of the sofa.

14 comments:

Dawn said...

That is so FABULOUS!!! I love it -- what a great idea! It really turned out well -- and you'll never need another stir straw again. :)

I want a Project Runway cake for my birthday! Maybe I'll use the actual contestants instead... Little Christian going down the catwalk...

SEW GRACIOUS said...

WOW!!! That cake should be on Project Runway!! WTG, Mendy!

I can't believe your baby is 12!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your big girl!

knitsteel said...

Bravo!

Cicada Studio said...

OK, you're, like, Super Mom! Way to go!

Chocolate and Steel said...

I want one!
Did Tim Gunn come over while you were making the cake and critique it for you?

"Bravo, Carry on"

Mendy at Modern Charm said...

Tim Gunn would have said something like, "And how are you going to mitigate this icing seam? This worries me. Well, it just needs to be stunning. Carry on."

Ity-Bity Bags said...

hahah! That cake is awesome!!! I love Project Runway :)
♥Lisa

Betz White said...

so fun! I love the panel and designers lined up on the sides, too.

Stunning...

jewelstreet said...

OMG! That is a rockin' cake. I love it. Come to my house and make me one for my birthday, please?

Beadiful Things by Ann Westby said...

Oh my God, you are the coolest mom ever! I'm not worthy. :-)

The Downtown Boutique said...

How fun! Your daughter is blessed to have such a creative mom. Very cool.

Angie

beki said...

How cute, what a clever idea! I want a project runway cake ;-)

JennyC.No3 said...

What a clever idea! I love it!! I'm sure you were a total Rock Star Mom for the day ... :)

Caleigh & Nic's Blog said...

Thank you so much! My daughter is having an America's Top Model birthday at the end of this month and I was racking my brain trying to figure out what kind of cake design to make. We had originally thought of a camera, but on a whim I typed in runway cakes and yours came up. I love it and she-as well as her friends are going to freak out! I have printed some memorable models from ANTM, as well as the judges and Tyra of course. Thanks so much, what a wonderful idea!!! Cathy