40th Birthday Cake

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I made this 40th birthday cake for a dear friend of mine. Her husband planned a surprise birthday party for her. It was a little bit hard to keep it a secret from her but we all managed to keep our mouths shut.

40th birthday cake

This cake is a touch of modern but is still very feminine. The colors pink and black are very trendy, while the dots and stripes add a contemporary feel to the cake. And the flowers gives it the feminine touch.


A cake! (I used a 12" round cake)
fondant (in white, pink and black)
five petal rose cutter from FMM
flower formers from Celcakes
petal dusts (pink and yellow)
small brush 
pizza cutter
1" round cutter
round tip # 3
number 4 and 0 cookie cutters


Make the flowers ahead of time, at least a day before making the cake. Using white fondant, cut the flowers with the five petal rose cutter. Frill each petal and place on flower formers and leave to dry.

gumpaste flower

Petal dusts in pink and yellow are used to color the flower. For this project I used a pink dust called Cosmos and Buttercup for yellow. Using a small brush, dust the edges with pink color and use yellow for center.

gumpaste flower

Now to the cake. After icing the cake , place in the fridge to firm it up.

Roll the pink and black fondants to about 1/8" thickness. Cut the black fondant in to 1 1/2" strips and the pink into 1/2". Attach to the side of the cake.

40th birthday cake

Using the round cutter, cut dots from both colors. Cut from pink fondant numbers 4 and 0. Apply to cake.

Place the flowers on the cake.

Write greetings using round tip. 

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