Friday, July 17, 2009

clever keyboard cake




Lucky for us, Candice Drew shared this great idea for a keyboard cake she made for her daughter's 5th birthday party. Don't you love it? I think it could be adapted for any music lover, regardless of age. (Candice's daughter has recently been loving her piano lessons, which served as inspiration).I even love the mod graphic platform she used to display it.

Easy directions from Candice... "I baked two cakes in 9x13 pans, then trimmed the edges to get the shape that I wanted. Placed them together end to end on the cake board, frosted the whole thing, scored the frosting with dental floss, then used kit kat candy bars for the black keys. VERY easy!"

16 comments:

Tiffany said...

as soon as i saw this picture i thought to myself that it would amazing paired with this ice cream cake recipe - this cake is always a hit!

http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/recipes/oreo-fudge-ice-cream-106562.aspx

Pumpkin Petunia said...

Awww, the look on her daughter's face tells the story doesn't it? It's perfect!

ohbrooke said...

My mom is a piano GENIUS and her birthday is in August. I'm SO doing this. Any tips on getting the 9x13 cake out of the dish?

Kat said...

What a unique idea! I really love birthday cakes that give a bit of insight to the childs interests and personality.

LML said...

such an easy yet adorable cake! i need to remember this for future use :)

Leslie said...

oh my gosh that is so clever with the kit kat bars. I love it.

Vanessa said...

oh my! this is such a clever cake! I am emailing the link to all the fun piano players I know :)

Amanda and Steve said...

I saw a darling baby shower you might want to check out - it's got some great ideas!
http://lauralucille.blogspot.com/2009/07/tractor-baby-shower.html

http://lauralucille.blogspot.com/ (July 13 post)

I love the piano cake!

Camille said...

I love it! What a clever idea! :)

anhesty said...

wow! very cool!

http://anhesty.blogspot.com

Melissa A. said...

I love this. What a great idea to use Kit Kats for the keys.

Jennifer said...

VERY COOL! I'm a piano teacher and I LOVE this idea! And something I can even do- yeah! :)

Wain said...

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Heidi said...

This is so cute! I'm a piano teacher too. I will keep this idea in mind for a studio party! I just love themed cakes!

{ Bethany } said...

To get cakes easily out of the pans, put a piece of wax paper in the bottom before you bake it. Then it'll flip out perfectly, and you just peel the wax paper off the bottom/top. Make sure you flip it back over before you frost it or it will be a crumbly mess!

sangetha said...

I love it! It turned out beautiful. I think the cake stand idea is perfect for them. So unique.



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