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Sweet Sixteen polka dots and pink cuteness

I made this for a sixteen year old's "sweet sixteen" birthday party. Lemme tell you, this thing was definitely a process, I couldn't believe that someone wanted a cake this big and involved for a sixteen year old, but I digress.
The cakes were chocolate for the bottom and top tier, and french vanilla for the middle tier, all covered in plain buttercream icing. The polka dots and wavy stripes were made from black fondant, and the bottom of each tier was finished off with jelly beans coordinating with the colors of the rest of the cake.
I made the "sweet sixteen Briana" plaque out of fondant, and actually wrote the message with a sharpie. :oops: I'm not entirely happy the way the writing turned out, I feel like I kinda started to run out of room trying to finish Briana's name, oh well. The "16" was also made from fondant. Both pieces were sprayed with glittery spray paint, so I warned the family not to eat them!!
My husband actually made the glittery pom-poms, aren't they cute? You can buy plain pom-poms from any arts and crafts store, I got them from Michael's in pink, black, and white. The pom-poms were attached to sparkly pipe cleaners, and then the pom-poms were also spray painted with the glitter paint.
I took tons of pictures of me filling and icing the bottom tier of this cake for a tutorial soon! After working on this cake for the past 2 days, I'm a little too tired to get that involved in a blog tonight. I hope you enjoy this cake, I think it turned out pretty darn cute.

kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years 8 weeks
Beautiful!!! And Wow, what a nice letter from the mom!
Jinx Jinx 7 years 9 weeks
Wonderful Cake Ashley! It totally rocks! You make the most beautiful cakes girl! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Timing Is Everything
dragonfly79 dragonfly79 7 years 9 weeks
Very cute!!
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years 9 weeks
Beautiful, and what a wonderful compliment from the mom.
Lorelei-LeFae Lorelei-LeFae 7 years 9 weeks
Wow! Well done Ash, It's so pretty and I can tell it took some work! :highfive:
MotoLinz MotoLinz 7 years 9 weeks
That is so awesome - great job!
xten20 xten20 7 years 9 weeks
Very nice!
Lindsb Lindsb 7 years 9 weeks
Aw, what a sweet letter!! The cake is great.. the jellybeans are such a great touch..
Padraigin Padraigin 7 years 9 weeks
Awesome cake!
Stardustlove Stardustlove 7 years 9 weeks
You've done a great job. Congratulations!
wynter wynter 7 years 9 weeks
What a nice letter. That cake looks awesome!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years 9 weeks
Wow, that's such a sweet thank you letter! :medal: I have no doubt that your cakes are exquisitely delicious!
ashleycakes ashleycakes 7 years 9 weeks
Yes, Briana LOVED it, the cake was actually based on a "sketch" that her mom provided me! Her mother emailed me later and wrote this: "hey, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you so much for Briana's cake. It was the most awesome cake ever!!! I do not like cake , but I ate 2 pieces because it was so delicious. It was perfect in every way. The gentleman that was helping us with the party is a designated world class chef...he travels the world just to cook and eat and said that he has never had such a wonderful cake anywhere, ever. You are truly great at what you do." :medal:
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years 9 weeks
Wow, it's beautiful! I think your writing turned out really great! Awesome job, Ash! :cheer:
karmasabitch karmasabitch 7 years 9 weeks
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years 9 weeks
:) it's cute, did Briana like it?
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 7 years 9 weeks
It looks beautiful and those pompoms are adorable!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years 10 weeks
That is such a cool and beautiful cake! And it looks like a lot of work too. You're so talented!
wren1 wren1 7 years 10 weeks
Great job! I would never have guessed that a Sharpie was involved, and how sweet is it that your husband helped?!?! Seriously, very nice all around :)
JennaV JennaV 7 years 10 weeks
That is one gorgeous cake!