Dec 10, 2014

Bollywood theme cake with Paisley decorations and Gold beads!

I’m delighted to share this Bollywood Themed Cake with Paisley decorations and Gold beads that I made for a friend’s surprise party that she was throwing for her husband’s 40th birthday. The party theme was fun! 
Her only requirement was a colorful and grand looking tiered cake with a disco ball as topper.
As it was for her husband, I wanted the cake colors to be more neutral, yet full of color with all the bollywood bling and decided to go with an Orange and Blue color combo, with accents of Gold ;-)


The top tier is a rich and buttery Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream filling, coated in Dark chocolate Ganache and covered in Royal Blue colored Marshmallow Fondant.

The bottom tier is a luscious Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream filling, coated in Dark chocolate Ganache and covered in Orange colored Marshmallow Fondant.

Each paisley is hand cutout, sprayed mildly with edible gold spray for a shine and decorated with edible gold beads. The smaller paisley cutouts were painted with edible gold and orange luster dust alternatively. The decoration took a lot of time, imagine sticking each gold bead one by one around the entire cutouts and around the border of the cake! But the end result was worth it.

For the top-tier I went with a quilted design decorated with edible gold beads with a bead impression lace mat border shaded gold. 

The inspiration for the name plaque was this Bollywood banner (pic from google images)

I made star shaped impressions to give the idea that the husband, ‘Rajeev’, is the star of the party! :-)

The Disco Ball topper is non-edible. I used a Styrofoam ball which was sprayed in gold color and stuck gold colored sequins all around. I placed it on top of a smaller round Styrofoam block which I wrapped around with a pretty Red ribbon with golden bead piping. 

When I went to the party hall to setup the cake, I was spell bound with the decorations. The Bollywood theme just screamed out with the colorful decorations ! It was just spectacular and a sight to behold....

I love the way light bounced off the gold sequins giving it a sparkly effect.

Look at the beautiful table decoration with the hidden lights and all....Loved it!

Making this cake was such a pleasure...although there were a few hiccups while decorating the cake, it was all resolved quickly and perfectly and I was very satisfied with the end result. It looked elegant and neat and the colors were perfect for the birthday ;-) 

I cannot end this post with thanking my friends for giving me this opportunity and trusting me with the cake for their beautiful surprise party and also to my husband who stayed up with me all the time while making this cake. Without him this cake wouldn't have been possible!

Your comments and feedback are my inspiration, so please don't forget to share your thoughts on this cake :-) Muah!



  1. Wow......! Kudos to your effort.......and all ur efforts turned this is such a gorgeous cake........U have enough patience to stick each of the small balls into the cut out....really stunning cake..... :)

  2. Another beautiful creation of urs... so well made...

  3. You did it again Manju!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So this was the DISCO cake you were talking about. I don't how you do this, lots and lots of minute details have been taken care in its creation. Well planned and I am sure your friends will be proud to have a friend like you. Keep blogging and kindle the inspiration!!!

  4. Very Nice and Beautiful........

  5. great work,Manju..Wish I was near to your place,sure would have learnt a lot of frosting n fondant techniques..the cake rocks and am sure frenz would have had great time enjoying the cake :)

  6. Wow awesome cake Manju :-) so bollywood! Great job girl

  7. Wow!!! That cake is simply gorgeous!! Well done! :)

  8. what a pretty cake Manju..loved everything on it..big pat on ur back :)

  9. wow, this cake looks super Manju! I love the decoration ideas you thought through and it looked so neat!


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