I had wanted to do something really special for my sons' Jr. recital. He's a trombone performance major in college. Needing a masculine cake idea, I pm'd Doug and we came up with a trombone case cake! I stressed, planned, fretted (and made Doug nuts with my pm's!). I baked and froze 8 half sheet cakes, which I knew was too much. I worked on the latches and buckles so they could dry. I ordered fondant and luster dust and prayed it would get here in time. I had edible images made of the program cover of the recital, a bumper sticker (he has them on all his cases) and some sheet music. This was hugely ambitious for me. I've made some nice cakes, but this was WAY more complicated than anything I'd done.
The cake took me 12 hours to ice and decorate. It had to be carried down a flight of stairs and make a 2 hour drive.
It was a huge success with all the music students and the professors at the recital. My son seemed delighted.
I just want to thank Doug and say another thank you to the CC membership for everything I've learned on this site! I never would have imagined 18 months ago that I'd even fantasize about making a cake like this!
How special!! I bet he loved it!! Way to go "mom"!!
You did an awesome job! I checked out your pic in the gallery so I could get a better view! I can't believe how many cakes it took!!! I'm sure your son will remember this always! Once again, amazing cake, it looks like the real thing!
Holy Moly, that's a fantastic creation.
Your son will remember this cake FOREVER.
You and Doug make a good team.
I just checked it out and that is really neat! You did a great job, I bet everyone loved it!
WOW!!!!! You really did an awesome job!!
Thanks all.....I was so sure I'd be posting about it in the Disaster forum!
Xstitcher.....I only used 6 of the cakes, and I carved out about 1/2 of the top layer to get the right shape of the case interior. Still, it was a whole lotta cake! The extra 2 sheet cakes went to work with the DH.
wow... that's awesome. that's also sooo sweet. i bet your son was all smiles!!
Oh...I did have to laugh though. He wanted to know what cake I was going to make for his SENIOR recital!!!!
I'll think about that NEXT year!
Beautiful cake. Great job!
great job! i wanna see the cake stand...
Wow!!! What a WONDERFUL cake! You did an amazing job and should be jumping for joy!!!! Your cake is full of talent and love...wonderful!
OMG! Awesome cake! I was a music major and attended lots of recitals and never saw a cake that was even close to being as awesome as this. I wish I could have seen it in person. GREAT JOB!
What an icredible night for your son! First the recital, then the reception, then a surprise work of art made by mom! Wow!
What an incredibly realistic cake, too! You really did a fantastic job on it! Kudos!
Truly impressive and amazing
That what makes us amazeing Mothers what we do for our babies. you are truely a good Mother you should be so proud.Great cake, how many kisses did you get???
Well, no kisses, but I did get a public hug, which is a lot from my son! He was the most huggy/kissy little boy but he's very reserved now, especially in public. So, the very tight hug in front of all his friends surprised me!
I have pictures of the process of the cake here, if you wish to see:
Awesome! Something to shoot for...
Wow you did a great job. Better start working on that Senior Recital cake now if you are going to beat that one!!! Again that is awesome work!!
Looks like the family got involved - Making the board, covering the board, making the cake...
KUDOS - it turned out awesome! Very Cool
Yep....the ex DH (Adam's dad) made the cake board. My DH is the one who covered it for me. My other son and DH carried it out (with me wringing my hands as they didn't keep it level carrying it down the stairs!).