Miracle Mile Masterpiece?

This post is long overdue, but it took me a while to get my ducks in a row, know what I mean? Anyways, in January, my friend Vanessa asked me to help her make a cake for her boo, Sagar, for his birthday. She was envisioning a Chicago themed cake, as that’s “his town.” I thought we were able to do a good job at incorporating a lot of elements of Chicago while focusing on some of Sagar’s favorites. Take a look!

Sagar’s a huge Chicago sports fan. Bull’s Jersey, anyone? Courtesy of our resident sports expert AND closet fondant craftsman. I like to call him Mr. T.
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Can you name who this #7 jersey belonged to? If you said the Croatian Sensation, you are CORRECT!

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It’s not Chicago without the iconic skyline! Check out the Sears (now Willis) Tower (sans tower poles). The red CNA building, and… uh… some artistic interpretations of the other buildings…. yeah.

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Back to sports! Can you guess who this is?

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Ditka! Ditka!… question. Coach Ditka versus a hurricane… who would win? But wait! The Hurricane is named Hurricane Ditka! Oh yeah, and a “da bears” logo.

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Ah! Coming together… Speaking of Sagar’s favorites- check out the fondant “Vanessa” at the top. I thought it was a cute touch. The “Willis” tower now has the poles up top. There’s a plane flying by with a banner, wishing Sagar Happy Birthday on behalf of all Chicagoans.

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A few finishing touches include carefully placing the Jersey and some sports balls.

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Ah, an Old Style beer logo screams classic Chicago.

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I don’t have a picture of this, but Vanessa saved her Navy Pier Ferris Wheel made out of dots for the empty spot in the center on top of the cake.

Happy birthday, Sagar!!

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