The client who ordered this cake held a huge surprise birthday party for her husband on New Year's Eve. She wanted the cake to tell a story of his life. The story began with how he was from France and came to the United States to continue his education, but fell in love with his American wife while they were working at Epcot Center. The top tier had a cutout in the shape of Minnesota where they lived for several years and had their children. He always calles his wife and daughters his 3 girls, and they wanted that incorporated in the cake with the laptop (he's a computer programmer) as well as 3 snowflakes (representing MN) and 3 cactus (representing AZ) plus a cutout of the state of Arizona. To top it off, the Eiffel Tower to signify his Parisian background with a shimmery "40". The bottom tier was chocolate with chocolate buttercream filling. The top tier was chocolate with almond cream filling. Yum!
This cake was for a friend's son who was turing 2. He loves Thomas the Train and she wanted this cake to go with his Thomas themed party. The yell he let out when he saw the cake was too cute for words. For the kids (and kids at heart), the bottom tier was marble with Oreo buttercream. For the grownups, the top tier was carrot with cream cheese frosting.