Flower Child Cake

Submitted by kookykrafts June 12th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

This flower child Cake was made several years ago and is on display in my front shop window.  About a month ago I took it outside to hose it off and created quite the spectacle.  I call it flower child because it has large google eyes on the top layer peering out at you, and is covered with faux sugar roses.  Each layer has a different scenario going on, starting with the bottom layer of colored swans in candy baskets and a herd of pink plastic elephants in the center honoring the bones of their ancestors.

All the icing is created from high quality acrylic artist materials, from a formula I’ve developed over the last 30 years, and the colors are hand mixed by me and extremely colorfast. My iced sculptures are a time consuming process as I start by tracking down interesting vintage cake toppers and plastic toys. I then ice the sculptures by layering multiple layers of faux icing over several days, or weeks – and I make all the faux sugar roses, or other faux icing decorations, like medallions, in advance.

2 Responses to “Flower Child Cake”

  1. kookykrafts

    Greetings from Phoenix on a sunny (and probably hot) Sunday morning. Just getting ready to bike down to get my Sunday NY Times, which I will spend most of the day reading!

    I don’t remember exactly how long this cake took but probably worked on it off and on for a couple of months. I was working on several at once, so when I had extra icing from one or the other I would apply it to this one – so it became super lush with lots of layers and many colors. This has been moved a couple of times in the back of the pickup truck (not fun) with my partner Tony wrangling it so it wouldn’t topple out. A ridiculous and fantastic spectacle for sure. So many of these plastic cake toppers are extinct – or hard to find. It’s almost like a mini-exhibit of vintage cake toppers…