A Traveler’s Cake

 

A birthday celebration is always a good excuse to bake a cake! But when the Birthday Boy is also planning a trip to the other side of the pond, the cake calls for a special theme: A Traveler’s Cake!

 

The Excuse:

The birthday celebration of a sweet man, a priest. He was preparing to make a trip to Italy and France in the days after his birthday, and so, the idea of a traveling theme, with passport stamps, suitcases and maps, seemed to be perfect for his cake!

The Cake:

Four layers of Chocolate Fudge cake filled with Mocha Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Topped with chocolate ganache and decorated with marshmallow fondant and sculpted Rice Krispie Treats to form the cake topper: a vintage suitcase.

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Grab your passports! This is the Traveler’s Cake!

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Most of the passport stamps on the cake were inspired by real stamps on my husband’s passport!

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From Rice Krispie Treats to a Vintage Suitcase!