Welcome to San Francisco Cake!

When the lovely Kristi came into town in July, Vale wanted to give her a special welcome so she showed her luvin' via Sweet Kiera Cake.  She wanted something "San Francisco-y".   I got an idea to use Red Vines (the West Coast Twizzler?) to construct a simple model of the Golden Gate bridge on top of the cake.  I wanted to keep the design of the cake really simple and clean. Once I saw the golden gate bridge on top of the white cake, I was inspired by the "Big Day" wedding invitation suite, which I adore, by "Hello! Lucky".  I decided to add on some mint green ribbon around the cake.

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I threw in some Fondant Fog to add a little more character.

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The final touch -- an afterthought -- was the "Welcome, Kristi!" kraft paper pendant flag.

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The vanilla-vanilla cake was a hit with the kids.  Kristi's youngest son Cole asked me for the recipe and Oscar ate a whole fondant fog bank.  Bingo!

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Poor Lucy hates cake but we made her eat it.  Siiiike.  "Girlfriend" loves it.

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San Francisco loves Kristi!

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and Thanks Vale for ordering the cake!  :)