Let’s Celebrate!

It’s time to pop the bubbly! We are often asked to create cakes with mini liquor bottles, coolers with beer bottles or, lately, these champagne cakes. Most often, these are 21st Birthday Cakes and they typically include a real, mini champagne bottle.

The customer supplies the bottle that they want us to incorporate into the design just as customer provide toy toppers for children’s cakes. We, however, have the task of inserting it into the cake without it damaging the cake or undermining the stability of the cake.

To create the look for this cake, we typically will scoop out a portion of the cake. If you just insert the bottle into the cake, the displaced cake has to go somewhere and it can shift and cause the cake to crack. So we remove a small portion of cake and insert the bottle with a little buttercream to hold it in place.

We then can decorate the cake as usual. For this design, we added a white drip around the top edge and hand-painted it silver. We then added top and bottom buttercream borders. Next we added fresh flowers and silver painted macarons and other chocolate and edible accents.

What do you think? Would you want one of these to celebrate your next milestone?