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I am not the girl from Ipanema but I definitely love Rio and Copacabana’s famous sidewalk design.

I am a Brazilian by birth, so I had to celebrate my birthday in style.

I hope you like my interpretation of Rio!

Happy Birthday to me!
Copacabana Sidewalk Cake


I was inspired to make this cake after I watched Joshua John Russell teaching a modern buttercream class on Craftsy. He showed how to make a bow and I took the opportunity to incorporate it in this cake. It is amazing how much you can learn online but I still love to take classes in person.  The red roses are sugar flowers made especially for a 81 year old woman that got this cake as a gift. This was a chocolate cake for 40 people, with fresh raspberry jam and chocolate ganache. Black and red are her favorite colors. Very chic!!!

Black and Red Cake

For this cake I started making the Sugar flower first and had the idea to try the new ombre technique I am seeing a lot lately and I am a big fan of it. I was supposed to make a cake for 20 people but this special cake would feed 40 easily! The birthday girl wanted cake to take back home so the first tier was all hers to enjoy with her family and loved ones the next day. It is made with 3 tones of pink but the picture is not showing that well. It was buttercream on the outside and inside was a chocolate cake with fresh strawberries and bittersweet ganache. The pink pedestal was perfect for this girly cake! I love to try new things and I was very pleased with the result. Definitely it was a pink weekend for me and my kitchen too!!! Thanks for stopping by.Pink Ombre Flower Cake