I was asked to make an art themed birthday cake to celebrate the 60th birthday of a special lady. The birthday girls daughter contacted me about making the cake. At first she just asked me to do whatever I wanted, but then after I ran one of my ideas by her, she got all these other ideas in her head. After a while, she had sent me so many ideas, we were both so confused and overwhelmed. So I told her to relax, I will figure something out and this is the cake I came up with.
The cake layers have a tapered look. This was such an easy technique, but it gives the cake a really modern look. For the bottom tier, I baked and filled a 9 inch cake. After chilling the cake, I placed and 8 inch cardboard cake board on top and carved the cake at an angle. Then I flipped it over and decorated as usual. I did the same thing with the top tier except I used a 6 inch cake carved at an angle down to a 5 inch.