~My 1st Carved Cake - Tooth Cake~

Friday, April 1, 2011


It's been a while since I made this cake and today I decided to share it with you. I'm very proud of this cake, it was my very first attempt in a carved cake and though I'm positive there are things that could have been done better  for me this cake meant so much more than  just a cake, it was a surprise gift for my dentist Dr. Greg.  His Birthday falls on the same day as mine and as I was turning 30 I wanted to make something special for him as well. I have a tendency to give on my Birthdays.I know it sounds weird but that's how it is.
 I decided to I made the cake as a surprise for him, only his wife knew.

I told myself : " Girl you are going to make him a tooth cake, one that actually looks like a tooth." I had no idea where to start, I was looking at tooth pictures for hours( I mean I knew all the shapes there are , I've seen them all), then finally I found an image of a tooth from the top, so I used that to carve my initial shape. I used a dense chocolate mud cake, totally delicious, nothing gets wasted using this recipe. It is so yummy and moist. I love it.It was filled with ganache.

All the dental utensils were made from a gum paste, growing up my father worked as a dental tools engineer and later as a manager of a  manufacturing unit,  I spent one Summer working there, making dental pieces. I got a close look at them - those little tools we all had an encounter with at some point in our lives. 

One of my favorite features of the cake is a Tooth Angel, made from gum paste.

I really enjoyed making this cake and I hope I'll get a chance to make a tooth cake again, though challenging,   Dr. Greg's face was priceless when he saw the  sweet tooth surprise. His reaction was.:"No tooth is that perfect, we need to get some cavity in there." LOL. After 2 years, Dr. Greg still keeps a picture of a his tooth cake in his office.

~♥~

10 comments:

  1. It's awesome! Great job! I'm actually making some tooth cookies for my dentist next week!

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  2. I love it Haniela! This cake proves inspiration comes from all kinds of places!

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  3. I love it. You did such a GREAT job! I should try making one for my son-in-law's birthday. He's a dentist:)

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  4. I showed this to my daughter who is 7 and has lost THREE teeth this very week! We are going to try to make a dumbed down version on Sunday! You are great!

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  5. Hani, this is GREAT work! I love it! If my dentist saw this, he'd feel cheated...I'm only doing cookies for him and his staff lol
    I did my first carved cake this past year, and had so much fun with it!

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  6. How thoughtful of you to make this cake. Obviously your Dentist was deeply touched by it. The cake is awesome and that little tooth angel is adorable. Great work on the *tools of the trade*

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  7. I think that is so sweet (literally and figuratively) What a wonderful gesture! And the fact he kept the picture up so long - these are the types of people (both you and he!) that make life so worthwhile :D

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  8. Hani, this is insane you are an artist!

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