(Van Buren, Arkansas USA)
Bryan's Piano Cake
This piano cake is a surprise for a cousin....
I made 2 - 9"x 13" spice cakes. I used Betty Crocker boxed cake mixes and baked according to package directions.
I let them cool completely. Then I drew a pattern on paper to look like a grand piano. I cut both cakes the same. I iced between the layers with buttercream icing, then stacked the 2 layers.
I put a base of buttercream on, it was hard because the cake kept crumbling, so I left the top of the piano smooth and used a star tip and went around the sides and covered it completely.
Then I used a small round tip and colored some icing green and wrote Happy Birthday Bryan on top.
I stuck 6 spiral green candles to represent candelabras, 3 on each side of the piano.
I used the same tip and green icing to make music notes all around the side of the cake as well.
I used candy cigarettes for the white notes and black licorice for the black notes. I broke the candy to fit and cut the licorice.
I also used a small piece of card stock and drew music and folded down the middle and stuck on top of the piano.
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