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A patchwork heart cake by the very talented Lindy Smith was the inspiration for this birthday cake which I really enjoyed making as I love the icons and colors of the 60's Hippie era. I hand carved a buttercream filled vanilla orange pound cake to give it a puffy heart shape and covered it in fondant. The decorations were made with a combination of fondant and Mexican paste. Cutters were used to make the flowers and smiley faces as were the hearts which I further modified with an Xacto knife to add more curves. The Smiley faces were drawn on with black edible marker. Letters/numbers, swirls and silhouette were also cut by hand with an Xacto knife. To further personalize the silhouette I included a nose stud made with a silver dragée and a thread dread made by using gum glue to attach different colored tubular pieces of fondant. Peace and Love to all!

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Comment by Maria Gemini on February 6, 2014 at 8:14am

love the colors and everything....

Comment by Lizette Haasbroek on February 3, 2014 at 6:11am

Wow wow and wow

Comment by Katy Nott on February 1, 2014 at 1:33pm

I love, love, love this cake

Comment by Illiana Serrano on January 31, 2014 at 8:09pm

Sharon, I wish!!!  Even though I'm not too shabby when it comes to drawing, I usually look for clipart that I can modify and use for the designs I have in mind.  I then print out, laminate and cut out my paper patterns and go to it with my trusty retractable Xacto Knife.  For this cake I modified an image from the Cricut Groovy Times Cartridge for the "splash" next to the silhouette and used a font called bellbottom laser.  I used three different silhouettes to come up with the final model for the cake and drew the hair strands myself.

Comment by Sharon /Not Your Average Cupcake on January 31, 2014 at 7:09pm

Illiana..did you cut out most of that freehand?? Can't stop looking at it!

Comment by Rima on January 31, 2014 at 3:07pm
What a gorgeous cake!! Your choice of color and design are amazing!! Well done!
Comment by Sandra I. Vazquez Lossiseroni on January 31, 2014 at 10:54am
Wow, gorgeous colors played well together; it is a beautiful cake.
Comment by linda boarer on January 31, 2014 at 10:14am
Just wonderful, my daughter would love this well done
Comment by Illiana Serrano on January 31, 2014 at 8:16am

Thank you ladies for all your kind comments!  I really had fun designing and making this cake...the birthday girl (lady) was thrilled beyond words when she received it but I'm especially happy to be able to share it with a larger audience!

Comment by Jeannette on January 31, 2014 at 7:01am

Peace, Baby!   Absolutely gorgeous cake.  I love the colors.  Takes me back to my teenage years.  Such talent.  Thanks for sharing with us.

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