I made this vintage lambeth cake for a special bud, our old friend Steve McBean of Pink Mountaintops! Many moons ago, I played and performed in the first iteration of Steve’s band – a rock n roll outfit of 7 or 8 pals, lots of percussion, harmonies and a hazy California Dreaming vibe of good times, cool moments. Friendships were formed and bonded around beach campfires, midnight swims, human baby-sized burritos, and long hours listening to probably CASSETTE TAPES in the van. Bobbing along the highway, tunes cranked, gas station snacks munched, rolling happily towards the next gig! A bleary blur of bodega wine bottles, late nights and the magic sparkle dust that is playing live music together with friends…
How To Make A Vintage Lambeth Cake, you ask?
For this cartoon-ish cake, I made three 8-inch round dark chocolate cake layers, and spread my fave Bonne Maman raspberry jam on the layers, and filled and frosted the cake with classic vanilla Swiss Meringue buttercream, piped with my two fave piping tips – Wilton 1M and 4B! My “writing on cake” skills can always use some work, but I love the contrast of McBean against the ruffle puff party fun of this cake! For the script, I used a small open-circle tip. I practiced a few times on a piece of parchment paper, always a good idea! You can watch how I piped the ruffle borders in the video below!
Happy Birthday McBean!! (Also, on the topic of rockin’ tunes, check out this Misfits cake I made a zillion years ago! Hehe) xo Lyndsay