The NBA All-Star festivities were a slam dunk for Who Made the Cake! and master cake designer Nadine Moon. Within three days, her team crafted 50th birthday cakes for both Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley and a cake for Diddy's private party held Sunday night after the big game.
The confectioner's adventure began on Friday with the delivery of a 47-inch tall cake to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where MJ and friends celebrated his big 5-0 as they feasted on fare from City Kitchen and partied to the sounds of R. Kelly.
So this 47-inch tall cake featured two edible basketballs (one with signature Barkley earphones), a court shoe and plenty of stars.
Moon reports that at least 10 representatives from the basketball star's posse had input on the cake with paramount instructions that it was to have nothing to do with basketball. MJ asked for a single cake with two flavors — red velvet with cream cheese icing and divine white with butter cream icing.
For Barkley's birthday cake, served at the House of Blues on Saturday night, TNT ordered a full court press of sugary Barkley-isms on the cake. So this 47-inch tall bakery bonanza featured two edible basketballs (one with signature Barkley earphones), a court shoe and plenty of stars. Divine white and chocolate were the flavor choices.
Who Made the Cake! was given carte blanche for Diddy's cake that was served at a late-night bash Sunday in a party tent on Richmond.
Moon did her research and created a 24-inch tall confection featuring a completely edible bottle of Ciroc vodka resting atop a sound board, a nod to his recording industry ties. This one was made with divine white and chocolate cake, white chocolate fondant and butter cream icings.
Back in January, Who Made the Cake! crafted a groom's cake that made national news last week — a waist-up sculpture-like confection of Houston Texan J.J. Watt. The groom is a huge Watt fan so the bride ordered the cake — in chocolate with peanut butter ganache filling —as a surprise.