Despite my horrible drawing skills, here’s what I envisioned for her cake. The peanut -shaped thing is supposed to be a bathtub.*
* proper perspective (of anything!) not included 😬
Big shoutout to my 11-yr old daughter for making all the Lush bath bombs. She chose a bunch from the Lush website then made teeny tiny replicas! They looked exactly like the real thing.
Because I wanted the spa girl to be in a bubble bath, I needed to make arms and legs. But I had to make and remake her hands and feet many, many times because I just couldn’t get them quite right.
Turns out I don’t have quite the right tools (or small enough fingers) to make delicate appendages, so hats off to the experts.
As a result, my bathing beauty looked a bit man-ish for a 14-year old girl, but it’s okay…the intention was in the right place. Plus, bath bubbles.
Then I painted her fingernails and toenails to make it look more realistic (and if I’m being honest, less man-ish). I needed magnifying glasses for that. And a toothpick!
And now the cakes. I baked three chocolate cakes from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Parties cookbook (actually baked these the night before), but the morning of the party, I stacked them with chocolate ganache in between.
Then added the final crumb layer before layering over the fondant…
The fondant layer…
Here I am piping the bath mat….
Here’s the first look at the finished product. I wish I had taken individual pictures of all of the things on the cake, but I didn’t.
Here’s a list of what was on it:
- Claw-footed bathtub
- side table
- glittery (sequined) lampshade/lamp
- pitcher of lemon water
- bath bombs
- face mask
- cucumber eye treatement
- bath turban
- edible homemade sequins and fondant flowers around the base just for decoration.
And at last, a picture of me and my happy, newly crowned 14 year old
Now I need a deep tissue massage and a long soak in a Lush-scented bubble bath!