Traveling B’nai Mitzvah Cake (1993)
This cake was created for a twin boys’ B’nai Mitzvah at the Highlawn Pavillion in West Orange, NJ. The theme of the cake was Ben’s and Oliver’s world. The cake was designed to represent their respective interests and the top of the cake includes a picture of a US passport to coordinate with the event’s invitations.
We received several photos of the boy’s favorite sports and interests to use as inspiration on the cake. Each of those mementos were included in two different suitcase tiers – one for Oliver and one for Ben. Some of these items included luggage tags, skis, a mountain bike, a dog, a lacrosse stick, football, a saxophone and a clarinet. The final tier is painted with an old world map to finish off the “world” theme. The luggage tags included the following places – New York, London, Vancouver, York, Sanibel, Banff, Bay Head, Hoboken, Woodstock and Pocklington.
Flavors ad fillings included vanilla with vanilla buttercream, chocolate buttercream and oreo buttercream and red velvet with vanilla Italian
meringue and raspberry chambord buttercream.
Here’s a video I shot at the bakery: