The holidays are all about food and fun, so why not throw a themed twist into your celebration this year with a Mad Men inspired Christmas party! We recently caught up with the owners of Fantasy Frostings (you might remember this duo from our Cake Jars giveaway) and learned all about their latest Mad Men inspired cake!
The cake involves the Radio Flyer red wagon! This is also a darling children’s party theme. Writer Katie Saeger showcased a reader’s Radio Flyer party – check it out here!
Read on for the details of this darling cake as told by Earl of Fantasy Frostings….
“One of our regular Celebrity clients came to us with the idea to do a Mad Men inspired Christmas party. They wanted a vintage toy themed look for their cake, but big enough to serve over 200 guests. We suggested one of our favorite toys from our childhood. This Christmas Red Ryder wagon cake is our favorite this season!”
“The Bear was a solid mold of Red Velvet cake baked in a form pan. For definition, black buttercream was used for his mouth, eyes, nose and to highlight his arms and legs. The inside of his ears was highlighted with Mocha buttercream. The final touch was chocolate buttercream piped to create the cuddly, furry effect.”
“It is 100% cake, except for the handle which was fondant covered PVC pipe. The bear, Present and Drum are all Red Velvet cake, as is the wagon. The wagon is supported by a sheet of fondant covered plywood supported by metal flanges and steel pipe to hold the weight of this mighty cake. The wagon was 17″x27″ and 5 1/2 inches high. The 6″ wheels are solid black and white fondant, hand formed into rims and tires topped with the familiar red hub cover.”
“The present was decorated with vintage ornaments in a classic red, green Christmas style. It had a big green bow, just like Mom used to make. It was 6″x6″x7″, also in Red Velvet and cream cheese. The Wagon itself was covered in red fondant, with fondant highlights. The Radio Flyer logo was cut by hand out of white fondant. Once assembled on site, it was ready to roll!”
Thanks Earl, for sharing with us the making of your Radio Flyer cake!
Radio Flyer Cake Photos: Courtesy of Fantasy Frostings