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A client requested a birthday cake for her daughter who turned 18 last weekend. Since she (the daughter) loves Marilyn Monroe, we decided on this design to evoke retro Hollywood.  The edible image of Marilyn Monroe is printed on an icing sheet, which lends itself well to the black and white photo. The cake is a 15″x18″ 2-layer cake (double-chocolate and confetti) covered in caramel buttercream and decorated with black and silver fondant stars, white pearls, and silver sanding sugar.

I’ve got to say, I haven’t met many 18-yr-olds who are interested in iconic Hollywood stars.  It’s refreshing to find one with such unique taste!  Hope you had a great birthday, Cassandra, I really enjoyed designing your cake!

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