Run a Triathalon, get a cake!

I’m serious about catching up on posts. Well, at least through this one, since I actually did a cake this year! Bri asked me to help her make a 29th birthday cake for her bff, Daniel.  We brainstormed some ideas and Megan came up with an Ironman theme. And by Ironman, I mean the triathalon (hence the title) and not Robert Downey Jr.  Daniel is crazy devoted to his workout regimen and did the Ironman this year. So what better than to relive the glory and celebrate a birthday?

We decided on doing the “M” part of the Ironman logo. Chocolate cake covered with a vanilla buttercream layer and some bright red fondant!

Above is the IronMan Logo, courtesy of the Googs.

 

This was done on a Monday night, so I didn’t really take very many “process” photos. It was more like, laziness and a time crunch. But the head is a 6″ round cake and the “M” is a 9×13 cake, manipulated into the “M”.

Here’s the tiny impromptu detail (my proudest moment). The cake is pretty basic/plain, as we didn’t plan for any other add-ons… but we had to do something to commemorate the big 2-9. So I found a vanilla tootsie roll in Bri’s candy dish and rolled it flat, cut it into a square, and piped a 29 on it using approximately 10 semisweet chocolate chips melted in a plastic ziplock baggie. Not too bad, eh?

Bri opted for a vertical placement, like it’s a number badge going down the triathlete’s arm.

Here’s Mr. Ironman with an actual Ironman visor! When Bri presented it to Daniel, he donned all of his Ironman gear and they went to town on a photoshoot! I just didn’t want to post them without his permission, he’s practically a celebrity. 🙂

Happy Birthday Daniel!!!

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