I made this Santa’s Midnight Sleigh Ride Cake for my nephew’s birthday. His birthday is in December and I wanted to make something special for him. I thought it would be nice to mix holiday and birthday together so I made this Christmas themed airbrushed cake.
I decided to just use blue, white, and black in my color scheme. I had no lights in the buildings and pictured everyone asleep.
Several years ago I saw this terrific airbrushed Christmas cake made by Roses and Bows Cakery by Karen Keaney that I thought would be perfect for the occasion. Their tutorial above really helped me with my cake.
I put the words Happy Birthday on the top of the cake written in the night sky.
Below are some in-progress shots of the cake.
I put on a white circle of fondant where the moon would go so it would not be painted blue with the rest of the cake just like the tutorial showed.
I peeled it off afterwards, and then painted in the blue I wanted on the moon.
Here’s the airbrushed side of the cake without buildings. I used a torn piece of paper towel to make the clouds with the airbrush.