Violin Cake

by Keri
(Rockville Centre, New York, USA)



My name is Keri and I am currently attending graduate school. I began to watch television shows about cake decorating a year and half ago, and was so intrigued by the amazing designs that can be created.

Baking Cakes For Family


While I was preparing for attending graduate school, during my free time I would bake. My family enjoyed my designs and were astonished with the dedication and patience that I would pour into each and every cake.

As I waited to hear back from the schools I applied I realized that I should be saving for school and not spending all of my extra funds on baking supplies.

However, it was such a relaxing release for me during such a stressful time in my life. I soon realized that if I sold them, I would be more than able to create my confections at my leisure in addition to earning money to fund my expensive and expansive textbook list.

Cake Decorating Business? Why Not!


I began with advertising in local shops in my town, purchased business cards, and created a profile online. The business began to grow and I now have a viable source of income for helping with school expenses.

The Best Part About Making Cakes


I am so grateful that my cake decorating and baking skills grow with each cake I design, however the absolute best part of creating my cakes is when I deliver them and the client is so excited. Cakes are a part of a family album, and memories for years to come. I so enjoy and appreciate being included in someone’s special occasion and making it even more special with a fun cake!

The Violin Cake


This particular violin cake was created for a young girl that was invited to perform at a well known concert hall. I was looking forward to creating this however was so unsure of how I would pull it off! After all it was a 3-D violin meant to look as realistic as possible.

I began by first baking a simple sheet, creating my delicious fondant, dying it brown, and then just stared at the sheet cake. I finally decided that before blindly cutting into it, I would freehand on a piece of computer paper the shape I wished to follow.

After creating the template I gingerly cut into it, so I was sure that it was the correct shape. I then iced and draped it but was unhappy because it was neat and nice but not realistic looking!

Painting on Fondant


I came up with the idea that I should mix some water and the dye and hand paint over the brown fondant to create a wood effect. The result was amazing and I now employ the same technique when creating any wood-cake (like my cigar box design). I hope that is fun and helpful tip to anyone creating a wood theme design. Happy baking!

Wow Keri, What a great story and a fantastic design. Thank you for sharing it. Good luck with the contest. Please let all of your friends and family know about your entry so they can comment and rate. We would love to see your cigar box cake too. Thank You

Cigar Box Cake by Keri





cigar box cake

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Apr 27, 2011
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violin cake
by: madeitwithlove

Well done for creating such a lovely cake, it is so good to know that a young person as yourself has been enterprising enough to generate an income to fund your studies. I created a similar cake for my sister's 60th birthday last year. It was great fun to make and I just loved the look on her guest's faces when they realized that it was actually a cake,and not a real instrument!! My sister sooo didn't want to cut it,(and she didn't)but luckily I had also baked a number 60 cake which we did cut. With best wishes to you, good luck with your studies and keep on creating and giving love and joy to others.xx ps we did eventually cut the violin!!

Apr 29, 2011
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SO TALENTED!
by: Anonymous

LOVE the violin cake!!! So creative with the musical notes surrounding it. It shows such talent and creativity. Great job!!

May 17, 2011
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WOWWWW
by: M. Lotito

My daughter was the lucky recipient of this wonderful cake.Her quartet was selected to perform at the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center.She was only 15 years old. This cake made her day. It was not only a WORK OF ART but also, DELICIOUS. Keri took care of every detail, from the pegs, fingerboard, strings to the bow and music notes. It showed a lot of love from the person who ordered it (my friend Regina) and of course, from the artist who made this.
T H A N K S !!!

May 27, 2011
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cool!
by: KabernetKK

That is so cool M. Lotito !! What an awesome cake


May 30, 2011
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: RMB

"To see it is to believe it." This cake is a totally amazing work of art; so much so that it took my breath away when I picked it up. There was so much attention paid to all of the details involving a violin. The brown fondant was a perfect match to the original musical instrument. The addition of the musical notes and the intricacy of the strings and bow just added to the authenticity of this cake.
BRAVO to the creator for a job VERY WELL DONE.

May 31, 2011
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wow
by: Alli B

WOOWWWWW ANOTHER FANTASTIC CAKE BY KERI...I HAVE SEEN MANY OF HER CAKES AND THEY KEEP GETTING BETTER AND BETTER. I HAVE SEEN FIRST HAND HOW MUCH TALENT AND PASSION KERI HAS FOR EACH OF THE CAKES SHE MAKES. KEEP IT UP KERI!!

Jun 01, 2011
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Music to my stomach
by: JWB

The violin cake was a work of art. The care and skill of the master cake maker was evident with every string. As this cake was a gift i was not able to sample it, but i can tell you that many others have pleased my palate. Keep up the good work Keri

Jun 02, 2011
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She is the best
by: Margaret

Keri, has made cakes for me. My favorite was one for father's day. My husband and sons love to go to the track on Father's day and Keri made a f\racetrack cake for me, just as beautiful as the violin cake. All her cakes are winners, that is why I gave her a 5 star if there were a 10 I would give that to her cakes. Keri is a winner !!

Jun 02, 2011
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Violin Cake
by: Mike

Excellent Cakes

Jul 15, 2011
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Violin Cake
by: irma

i have tasted cakes made by keri and they not only look authentic but taste fabulous!!!!!

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