We love a good Bat Mitzvah! We were lucky enough to make a Hollywood style cake for this great birthday event. We decided to make a simple cake stand just to make the cake a little more festive. We used a couple of 24″ covered cake drums. We spray painted the area that were going to show with silver spray paint to cover some of the embossed print. We would have recovered them but there isn’t a material that I know that is 26″ wide, so we would have had a seam and I thought that was worse than the little bit of a pattern. The cake was on another board, so it never touched the spray paint. We used a large circle punch from the scrapbook department and cut black contact paper. We used a 5″ tall Styrofoam cake dummy and covered it with a printed film strip (on cardstock, but paper would have worked). We used spray adhesive to attach this to the dummy. We hot glued a couple of strips of rhinestones to the top and bottom cake boards and the boards to the dummy. Be sure to line up the back sides (where things start/stop) all together like you would a tiered cake.
Enough about the stand, look at this cake! We love the way it came out. Lots of dripping sparkles, glitter and lights! We did use a few more rhinestone on the cake for the borders here and there because you can’t get to much sparkle! We attach ours with acrylic/diamond topped pins.
Lastly, I did want to share how we did the “spotlights”. Very simply, we used those lights that twist to turn on and made a large hunk of modeling chocolate that would house them. We then cut off a piece on the bottom so they would angle in the right direction. Lastly we made a square frame to make them look more finished. We did not twist on and insert the lights until the last minute as they are hard to get out once they are inserted. Make sure to leave enough wiggle room to get them in but not enough that they are loose.
The “best” part of this cake? We found out later that they never cut it!!!! We did have some kitchen cakes for the back of house, so there was cake served along with every other dessert know to man. The family had the cake moved to the hotel’s restaurant for Sunday brunch with their family. They ate a little of it and gave the rest away to the hotel staff (that love us now!).