Serendipity Cake


Last weekend my friend Mia and I made a birthday cake for one of our friends.  I named this cake the Serendipity cake because when we first met our friend Robin it was at our favorite nail salon and Robin was convinced it was serendipity!  Little did Robin know that serendipity happens to be my favorite word so when she used it to describe our meeting I instantly knew we would become friends!  We knew that she wanted a white tiered cake with hot pink and lime green decorations.  We also know that she is a fan of hearts and sparkles so being the girly girls that we are, we ran with the idea.

Cake decorating is one of my favorite creative outlets and it’s always so much fun to work on cakes with Mia.  Who’s Mia?  Well Mia is one of my closest friends and she was my sous chef for three years.  We hit it off instantly with our common love of cake, sparkly jewelry, high heels, penguins, pop music, and Mexican food.  We’ve seen each other through everything both good and bad, we make boys dizzy which makes us giggle, and for some reason people always think we’re up to something ;)  I could really go on about the ridiculous situations we’ve gotten ourselves into, but for the time being I’m going to keep it cake!  On a professional level we work extremely well together.  We are both perfectionists, extremely organized, and have strong work ethics.  I’ll never forget when we first started working together I took a day off and left her a prep list.  That whole week she was having a difficult time with my molten chocolate cakes and it was driving her crazy.  I got a phone call from her in tears that she messed up the brunch muffins.  I told her not to worry about it because it was only muffins, but she was just so upset going on how she couldn’t make chocolate cakes, and now she couldn’t even make muffins.  At that point I knew she was going to be an awesome sous chef because she really cared about her work, was as conscientious as I am, and was ALMOST as dramatic as me.  Well we’ve come a long way since the muffin debacle!
What makes us gel even more are our differences.  Mia always like to be super prepared and follow recipes with exact measurements.  I tend to push boundaries and wing it.  When it comes to cakes I always want to do everything over the top which usually makes her very nervous.  Basically if you tell me you want a cake to spin or light up I’ll tell you sure, no problem, we got it.  This is the point when Mia starts having an anxiety attack.  Luckily we always pull it off!  At the end of the day I make her push her limits and she reigns me in. We balance each other well :)
So back to the Serendipity cake, it went very smooth.  Robin loves red velvet cake so we made our signature pink velvet cake with vanilla buttercream filling.  We did put a big pink fondant bow covered in disco dust on the cake when we got there, but the lighting was really bad so there is no pic.  Robin loved it and that makes it worth all the work!

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29 Responses to “Serendipity Cake”

  1. 1
    Becky says:

    >What a gorgeous cake! I can drool over yours, because I would never attempt anything like this.
    A lovely story, too.

  2. 2
    spiceblogger says:

    >GOR-ge-OUS! And what a friendship. :)

  3. 3
    RavieNomNoms says:

    >That is just the prettiest cake! You did such a nice job!!

  4. 4
    Parsley Sage says:

    >This cake is super hot! I'm imagining it with the bow and it is 'girly-girl heaven.' Well done, ladies!

  5. 5
    Joanne says:

    >Beautiful! I just can't get into fondant. Wish I could then my cakes would look that good….well, maybe not but at least they'd look better. :)

  6. 6
    Jen at The Three Little Piglets says:

    >That's adorable – and those happen to be my two favorite colors. I keep trying to convice my 6 year old to let me paint her room that color, but she wants purple!

  7. 7
    Steph says:

    >Oh my gosh!! This cake is stunning!!!

  8. 8
    RLV @ says:

    >WOW! I want one! Pink velvet?! Sign me up!!!

  9. 9
    Cooking Rookie says:

    >What a beautiful cake!

  10. 10
    Foodness Gracious says:

    >Your creation looks awesome, and good teamwork and friendship is doubly important in the kitchen. You remind me of a friend I have who just got back from competing on FW Cake challenge, we dont know how he done though as hes not allowed to say until its been on air.

  11. 11
    Eftychia says:

    >So beautiful!! Really beautiful!!! Excellent work!

  12. 12
    Erin says:

    >Your cake is absolutely beautiful! Great job!

  13. 13
    briarrose says:

    >This cake looks amazing. Incredible job.

  14. 14
    Happy When Not Hungry says:

    >What a beautiful cake! It looks so gorgeous. Nice job!

  15. 15
    Joy says:

    >That is beautiful

  16. 16
    Anne says:

    >All of your creations are AMAZING! But this cake…wow…it just takes the cake! : )

  17. 17
    Adora's Box says:

    >Good friends are such blessings. How fun to make a cake together. Your cake looks so perfect and polished.

  18. 18
    Debbie says:

    >Sounds like a great friend :-) I would love to be able to work on a cake with a friend, especially one as beautiful as this, congrats!

  19. 19
    Magic of Spice says:

    >Amazing cake…what detail, gorgeous!

  20. 20
    Lizzy says:

    >OMG…another stunning dessert!!! Just gorgeous…and simple enough that I might, just might, be able to pull it off…or at least a scaled down/less professional looking version. I'm in awe :)

  21. 21
    TheProDiva says:

    >Great friendships are sooooo necessary! The cake, like your other desserts, looks amazing!I bet it tasted just as good!

  22. 22
    Sandra says:

    >Aha the Pink Velvet Cake!!! This is a beautiful cake. Having worked with fondant only once I can appreciate the time and effort that went into it. Your friend is very lucky.

  23. 23
    Brindusa says:

    >I always liked when work is combined with friendship. Than amazing things can happen. This cake is an example. Great job, girls!

  24. 24
    Cakewhiz says:

    >great cake! i love all the colors!

  25. 25
    Elisabeth says:

    >Gorgeous cake…for sure you're a "pro"…such a girly-girl decoration. Great post, as well.
    I bid on your tr-color cookies, and hopefully no one else did!

  26. 26
    Erin says:

    >You make amazing cakes! I am an amateur cake decorator, and love looking at yours to aspire to!

  27. 27
    Cucina di casa da lu says:

    >Ma quanto sei brava!!!
    Tuo lavoro è bellissimo.
    Un Bacio

  28. 28
    A little bit of everything says:

    >this cake looks amazing. WOW
    I only tried once using fondant and was a complete failure :(

  29. 29
    Hester Casey - Alchemy says:

    >Serendipity is the BEST word! Your cake is so beautiful. What a great friend you are to bake birthday cakes like this!

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