This is a very special cake that I made for my husband’s 30th birthday. The book, Where the Wild Things Are, is his favorite children’s book; and as you can probably tell, this cake was inspired by that beloved classic children’s story by Maurice Sendak.
This cake is super detailed, and my husband had a lot to do with that. He loves designs that are very realistic, intricate, and detailed, and this cake is a perfect illustration of his style. The cakes I usually create are a bit more clean and simple, so I definitely made and exception for this one. But the bottom line is that you really want the recipient to love the cake, especially when it’s your husband!
This cake is frosted with buttercream, and the figures are all fondant that has been etched and painted with food coloring. The buttercream waves on the top of the cake are probably my favorite feature.
My second favorite thing is this sea monster. It reminds me of the Loch Ness Monster and I just love the colors.
Each tier of this cake is covered in scenes from the book. It’s hard to capture all of the details, because the scenes wrap all the way around the cake for a full 360 effect.
There were so many different colors of buttercream for this cake, I had a real mess on my hands in the kitchen!
There were so many details on this cake, both of our sisters had to jump in and lend a hand with the fondant figures. Thank you sooo much Abi and Leandra! This cake was truly a family affair and there was a lot of heart and soul put into the making of it!