I wasn’t familiar with Katy Perry’s California Gurls song before being asked to make this birthday cake, over the last week however it has become one of my most watched videos.
I was commissioned to do this by my friend Julia for her daughter Lauren’s birthday. Lauren is a huge Katy Perry fan and has even been lucky enough to be called up on stage by Katy herself at one of her concerts. This actually made me quite nervous because I knew what a huge fan she is.
In case you’ve not seen the video it has a candy theme running through the video with appearances from gummi bears, cakes, ice creams and a cool gingerbread man. This cake is right up my street, full of bright colours and I love anything candy and cake.
I wanted to make the feature of the cake the gingerbread man so I tried to emulate what he looked like, hopefully he resembles him. I decided to stripe the bottom of the cake to carry through a candy shop feel, and I handmade some Dolly Mixtures and Liquorice Allsorts that I placed around the cake.
I hope you like it.