How To Make A Shirt And Tie Cake

Don’t be shocked, but I made a cake. AND decorated it. More than once. Yes this cake was a journey in the making, 3 x’s to be exact. It started out with a LONG consultation with SUSAN, who pretty much knows everything there is to know about decorating cakes. If there was a girl version of Ace of Cakes, it would be her. Queen of Cakes if you will (that has a nice  ring to it doesn’t it, I smell a show) She assured me I could do this. I’ve dabbled with fondant before but it still terrifies me. She used words  like easy, beginner, no problem, you got this. I countered with many a side eye.

I then begged asked my friend Deborah (who is also ah-mazing at cake deocrating and should have her own blog but doesn’t, yoo hoo Deborah get on this food blog train) to come over. I promised CARBONARA and a good time, because clearly this would be comical me + fondant. Our first attempt was during a dreary overcast day. Trying to shoot a mostly white cake, step by step just wasn’t working out. At least we had a good day laughing, eating Carbonara and of course making cake.

I made the cake a 2nd time, and then my computer decided to eat my photos and files. GAH (I need a new computer in the worst kind of way)! Which lead to the making of a 3rd and final cake. Thankfully the photos turned out and I now consider myself a shirt and tie cake pro ; ) In the beginner pro sense of course.

This would be a perfect cake for Father’s Day, Graduation, Grooms Cake, or for anyone who just loves starched shirts and ties. Trust me, if I can make this, you can too! And there’s no fancy tools required (it’s amazing what you can make using a decorating tip).

Pinky swear ; )

Get my step by step recipe for my SHIRT & TIE CAKE



  1. 1

    Queen of Cakes. I’ll take that all day long. 🙂
    The cake looks great! See, I told you so!

  2. 2

    Oh my gosh, that is so cute! Perfect for Father’s Day!!

  3. 3

    Whoa. This cake looks AWESOME. I’m not sure I’d have the patience to make this, but you did a mighty fine job, lady! 🙂

  4. 4

    So cute – perfect for Father’s day…or any day for that matter!

  5. 5

    Wow! very awesome, Paula!!

  6. 6

    Fantastic job! Pro.

  7. 7

    Perfect! You did great. My beginner skills wouldn’t turn out that nice at all. Maybe you should do more?

  8. 8

    LURVE this! I have never worked with fondant. But I think I’m getting close to giving it a whirl. It just looks too fabulous to miss out on!

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    Lauren /

    Thi is brilliant!

  10. 10

    I am so impressed! Cake decorating is completely beyond me, I have had some real disasters. That is such a cool cake.

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    Jennifer /

    This is such a cool cake! Thanks for the information!

  12. 12

    Cuter than cute! I’m so impressed with your skillz, Paula!

  13. 13

    Paula, you made me laugh with your statement, “I countered with many a side eye.” 🙂 Great writing and great results in overcoming your fondant skepticism — your cake turned out beautifully!

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    Lizzy /

    Hi, those cakes are very interesting . Are you from Cape Town because I would like to order one for a Confermation


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