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.

Can you name who this #7 jersey belonged to? If you said the Croatian Sensation, you are CORRECT!


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.


Back to sports! Can you guess who this is?


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.


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.


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


Ah, an Old Style beer logo screams classic Chicago.


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!!