My little sister just graduated from UNM . Yep, that's right! She is a Rock Star in my book!! :) She is going to be a dental hygienist, did you guess? We (my husband, my sister Nicole, and I) flew out to see her graduate, and of course she needed a cake! She didn't want a square cake with a tooth picture on it, she wanted the real deal, 3D cake. Just for her, I made one. :)
She was wearing this cute t-shirt from school, with a tooth on it. I said "We should make that one!" Turns out my stepmother Claudia designed the shirt! Perfect! Once I figured out the design, I needed a base to make the tooth on. My awesome stepmom said she could make one. Really? Wow! She and my Dad went to the workshop and came back with a wooden base to build the cake around.
I covered the bottom half of the base with rice crispy treats (actually they were fruity rice crispy treats, yumm!). I baked four 10" round Italian Cream Cakes to make the top portion of the tooth. Once I had the bottom the way I wanted I covered that in fondant. Then, I worked on the top. I carved the top to make it look more tooth like. Once that was completed, I covered the top half in fondant and made the face. We were cracking jokes all night. I was doing root canals, and fillings. So silly!
The base was a premade cake board, but it turned out not to be strong enough to hold the cake, so we placed a pan under it.
I used fondant to do the lettering,
and covered the edge of the cake board with pretty silver dotted black ribbon.
The final details: We found a "cap" at the craft store, and they just so happened to have a giant red toothbrush in the house, go figure! Claudia made the arms and the dental tool to match the t-shirt picture (did I mention she is a very talented artist?) and attached them to the cake. You can kind of see her cute t-shirt on the right side of the cake with the tooth image on it.
|My Rock Star Sis and I.|
Congratulations Melissa!! I'm so proud of you!!