This is actually my second lab coat cake I’ve made. The first one was a last minute order and I made it in one day. It came out great, but with a little bit of planning, was able to make one I loved even more!
In this version I made a striped neck tie and left off the buttons. I also added scissors to the top pocket instead of a prescription pad. I made the collar a few days in advance so it would keep a nice standing shape.
Here is a better look at the neck tie. I used my linguini pasta cutter attachment for my kitchen-aid to make the stripes. The tie itself was just a long strip of fondant that got folded under on each side. The “knot” was just another strip of fondant folded over the top of the tie. I made the bottom skinnier than the top to form a triangle shape. The only difficult part was remembering to place the stripes on the “knot” at another angle than the rest of the tie.
Here you can see all the stitching detail I added around the collar and the pocket. I used a roller stitching tool that was originally designed as a sewing tool!
This was a 30th birthday cake so I added a number 30 to the bottom of the pocket. Happy birthday Jonathan!