30th Birthday Cake

by Michele Owen
(Beachwood, Ohio)



A Classy 30th Birthday Cake




My client requested a special 30th birthday cake for her and a friend's party. She wanted a Christmas theme since it was the holidays. Her friend was a casino dealer and she also wanted that incorporated. The cake had to be "classy".

The Yummy Flavors


Since the colors were red and black we decided on a dark chocolate cake tier with vanilla buttercream covered in red fondant. The second tier would be a southern red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream covered in black fondant. When each tier was cut it would show the red and black color scheme.

I suggested gold accents and since cost was a consideration I said I would make the fondant. I made a red red poinsettia dusted in gold and a 30 symbol painted in edible gold. I made red hearts and diamonds for the base and placed a gold ribbon around the top tier.

I adapted the red velvet cake from Cakeman Raven's recipe because he is all things southern! The chocolate cake was adapted from Lorelies's chocolate buttermilk cake. ( I had to!)

Tips on Making The Fondant



Here are some tips for making the fondant:

I added the food coloring to the melted marshmallows before adding the powdered sugar. So much easier. Also, a bit of food grade glycerin added to the fondant while needing makes it more pliable. Start with a few drops at a time. Too much will make it too soft again.

The first picture is the initial cake I finished and sent to my client. She requested some more embellishments. The second picture is the updated version. I must admit I liked it so much better! Lesson: Listen to your clients!

They loved the 30th birthday cake.

Link to a delicious marshmallow fondant recipe.

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Mar 06, 2015
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Michele Owen's 30th Birthday Cake
by: PD

Not only are Michele's cakes beautiful, they are delicious. A yummy 5 thumbs up vote!

Feb 18, 2015
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The best!!
by: Robyn Gordon

The 30th birthday cake is a piece of art work...got married the end of last year & she made my wedding cake...she's the best!!!!

Feb 16, 2015
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gorgeous!
by: HeidI

wow, this is truly a masterpiece! Custom made with care, quality, and creativity.

Feb 16, 2015
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Simply Grand!
by: Jane

Michele's cake are, well, simply grand! Delicious, with the most beautiful presentation. She makes every effort to fulfill specialty requests and works tirelessly to produce a masterpiece.

Feb 16, 2015
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Outstanding
by: Kitty

This cake is incredibly creative and original. It reflects a lot of thought and meeting the requests of the customer Everything looks delicious and when cut to slice the birthday boy will be especially surprised to see how the red and black theme is carried out in the cake itself.

Feb 15, 2015
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A work of art
by: Nancy Furey

What a beautiful, unique cake! Michele puts so much thought, care and creativity into her cakes that the end result is always a work of art. I've had many of her cakes and the best part is that they taste as good as they look.

Feb 15, 2015
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Yum!
by: Marcie

Breathtakingly beautiful + undeniably delicious = every cake that Michele makes!

Feb 15, 2015
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LOVE Michele's Cakes
by: Lisa

No one makes cakes like Michele! They are as beautiful and creative as they are delicious and they are VERY delicious!!!

Feb 15, 2015
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Best Cakes
by: Chris

I have enjoyed many of Michele's cakes. They have all been delicious. Her cakes are all creative and make a statement. You know from the first taste they are only made of quality ingredients. If you order one of her cakes for a small or large special event it won't be the last one.

Feb 15, 2015
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Looks Yummy!
by: Anonymous

What a wonderful design. Wish I had a fork!

Feb 15, 2015
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30th Birthday Cake
by: Leslie P

This cake is stunning
I wish it was my 30th birthday
The art work is amazing

Feb 15, 2015
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Michele Owen 30th birthday cake
by: tml

Cakes by Michele are beautiful and taste yummy. I've had the opportunity to try many. The red 30th birthday cake is classy, unique, striking....the way the frosting glimmers. Love it! I would definitely order from this baker again, as she is creative and will meet any baking needs.

Feb 15, 2015
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The Best Red Velvet Cake!
by: Anonymous

Wow that cake is the best I've seen! The spin on fondant with marshmallow is brilliant! Colors, decorations and presentation is gorgeous! Wish Inwas there to celebrate!

Feb 15, 2015
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30th Birthday Cake
by: Anonymous

This cake is stunning
I wish it was my 30th birthday
The art work is amazing

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