Happy Birthday Mr. President

In May of 1962 Marilyn Monroe sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to the President of the United States in a sexy sultry way that has made history.

First it was one of her last public performances, but mostly because of the alleged affair between her and JFK.

Not gonna lie I love a good conspiracy! Did they have an affair? Did JFK have anything to do with her death? We will never know!

If I don’t step away I can drive myself crazy with that sort of stuff. So, I will leave the conspiracies to theorists and I will get on with the cake making!

I am a little behind in posting this cake, it was about a month ago that a friend’s son was turning 21, and he requested this cake for his birthday.

The cake was a marbled vanilla and chocolate tray bake with a layer of buttercream before the top layer of white sugar paste.

Our friend gave me the stencil- that was super useful! So, with the stencil and my cake painting knowledge from Sprinklebakes I made this:

It is a simple design, but it has a bold stylish effect. The color pastes were gently mixed with a little vodka to make it easy to spread out and it turned out exactly how we all wanted it too!

I also gave them a pan of chili brownies because they were the same friends that requested chili brownies and told me they weren't hot enough! So, this time I added a bit more chilies to the brownies and they said they did have a bit more of a kick to them! I guess I will have to up my game again! 


  1. Wow, what an amazing cake - well done. Chilli Brownies sound awesome too:-)

    1. Thanks! ;0) I like the idea of painting on cakes!

  2. That is seriously amazing Lisa! Great job!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. Thank you! The recipient was very pleased! ;0)

  3. That looks awesome. I have her book as well and have loved everything I've made out of it so far but I haven't taken on something that fancy yet! :)

    1. Thank you! It's a great book! I love how it's almost like a text book, it tells you how to do things but it leaves it completely open to do your own thing!


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