Monday, June 27, 2011

Michael Jackson cake!

 Hello everyone!

This past weekend was by brother's 29th birthday and ever since he was born he's been obsessed with Michael Jackson!  When we were kids we used to listen to the thriller album and cry when the scary voice came on mother even hired him an MJ impersonator for his 3rd birthday...we're talking hardcore superfan from the begining, haha!

I thought it was only appropriate to make him a michael jackson themed birthday cake!  I only had 3 hours to make it but i think it came out pretty good considering.

First thing i did was draw up a Michael Jackson silhouette  (i used one from smooth criminal music video).  I cut it out at work, i know, unfair advantage :P

Next was the baking and covering of the cake with fondant

 i used ribbons around the base of the cake, like i said before, i had very limited time and ribbons are a quick fix.  i painted the michael jackson cake topper and made the sidewalk....i mixed in some black sugar into the grey fondant to make the side walk look a little dirty lol.

i dont know if you all remember the Billie Jean video BUT every sidewalk tile MJ walked on lit up.  That's why there are 2 yellow sidewalk tiles under his feet.
the last pop culture reference on the cake was actually that pepsi video where Michael's hair caught fire.  I decided to incorporate that idea into the candle Justin would blow out.  I used a sparker candle that didnt really sparkle at all!  oh well :)  (also, poor MJs middle finger fell off, lol oops!)

Here's how it came out!  i hope you all like it :)  if you have any questions leave a comment and i'll get back to you as soon as i can.  Remember to link back to your blog so i can go visit!
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  1. omg I never thought of doing this even though I have the Cricut Cake Machine....

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  2. That is awesome that you can just trace and cut out designs. Love it.

  3. Loving the lit sidewalks. Great details for a 3-hour job!

  4. Oh no way! Love, love, LOVE!!! My daughter would give your brother a run for his money as the biggest MJ fan ever! We're planning her MJ birthday party now (not till Sept. but we're excited!) and this is awesome! Can you clarify what the silhouette is made out of though? Did you cut it out of cardstock? Fantastic job!

  5. You are so amazingly talented. You did this in 3 hours?? I don't even think I could bake a cake in three hours, let alone produce a masterpiece!

  6. so cool! thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

  7. THAT is a REALLY cool cake! I love it! Great job!!

  8. Hilarious! The way you make me feel, it really turns me on.

  9. You're an artist! How fun!! BTW I was on your blog a few weeks ago or so, and I couldn't believe how wonderful your wainscoting project turned out.

    Crafty Butt

  10. Love the cake! I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance, come check out some of my cakes.

  11. what an awesome cake looks great

  12. This cake is AWESOME!!

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  13. Amazing cake! You should link that up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. :)

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  14. WOW! Your cakes are beautiful! I love this theme idea, the topper is fantastic!

  15. Very creative ~ blog and cakes ~ following from Wednesday Welcome ~ thanks ^_^

  16. wow!! that is an amazing cake! i'm so impressed! {i'm impressed w/ all your cakes!}

  17. Nice cake. I love making cakes.
    New follower from Welcome Wednesday.
    Hope you follow back.

  18. WOW,,, unbelievable. We are pretty obsessed with Michael Jackson too, we were just talking about him at dinner, we miss him, and it sounds so weird to say that, we didn't even know him, but you know what I mean. It's crazy listening to his music, knowing he's gone. Anyway, back to your cake, it is CRAZY cool, and for only 3 hours, TOTALLY incredible. I wish I could whip up a cake like that in only a couple hours.

    My mom and I make cakes too, and we just started our cake blog, although we've been doing this for nearly 3o years, he he.

    I am your very happy newest follower. you have incredible talent, and I'm sure I will find much inspiration from you girl. I have already pinned this cake to my pinterest. Oh I will love browsing your blog for sure.

    I'd also LOVE to invite you to check out my weekly parties. I would be so happy if you linked up, this and any other fabulous project you are working on.
    Stop by anytime to say hello!!!
    Hugs, Bella :)
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  19. Hey there! Great cake! I love it and I know my cousin (who is a huge fan of Micheal Jackson) would love it too!
    You did a great job and I love the cut out!

    Ps new follower here from the Hop Along Friday!

  20. Fantastic cake! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  21. Hi! WOW! I am a new follower!I would love it if you stopped by blog, take a look around and if you like what you see, follow me back! Thanks!
    Have a great holiday!

  22. Love the cake! Love Michael Jackson too! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's! I'm featuring your cake as my treat of the week!

  23. that's awesome! how special for your brother. i used to love michael jackson, and had a bday party where everyone decorated their own gloves, lol. they used to have a kit, with sequins. i also had a ken-doll like doll, a watch, and shirts. ridiculous!

  24. Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    I hope to see you there!

  25. This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing on DIY Thrifty Thursday! I featured your cake this week.

  26. Hey Jaclyn,

    You know how much I LOVED your cake girl, it really is one of the BEST cakes ever, all because of MICHAEL. I'm so happy you shared this with us.

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party :)
    I loved this so much, I featured you girl!
    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

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  27. It's truly looking awesome! As I am totally surprised to see this elegant designed cake. As the features of this Michael Jackson cake is really looking mind blowing. I am really inspired to see the concept of this cake. Thanks for sharing.

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