Barbell Cake

Here is another cake I made this weekend for a friends son that loves to lift weights. And it was a surprise for him. I love it when a cake is a surprise for someone. For me I hate surprises I would rather anticipate it, but I love to surprise others. Isn't that funny.


  1. Ellie - e1_bakker@hotmail.comJuly 25, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Hey, I love this cake and want to make it for my boyfriend. Are you able to tell me what you used for the icing and how you made the two levels on top?

    Thanks, Ellie

  2. Ellie,
    The "icing" is actually gray fondant that I dusted with a silver luster dust to give it a shine. The two bottom barbells are a 9 inch round cake on the left and an 8 inch round cake on the right. To put the top barbell on I used bubble tea straws for support (you can use dowels instead of the bubble tea straws). There is a cake board under the top cake as well.
    Let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. did you use fondant on top of cake layer to make the dimensional effects & then cover the cake entirely with fondant?

    1. I carvedthe round circle out of the center of the cake and then used extra fondant and cut c circle for tht the center. Then covered the whole top with fondant.

  4. This is a beautiful cake. Thanks for telling us how you made it. Can you please tell us what you made the metal bar with? Also who make the letters you used on the plates? Thank you. Kathy

  5. The metal bar was actually a rope of fondant but you could have a dowel or something to go through it to to save on fondant.
    The letters Are patchwork cutters. The classic alphabet ones.

  6. This is amazing! I was just wondering, how tall is each 'weight'? How many layers of cake are you using per 'weight'?

  7. The barbells were two layers of cake so they would look natural.


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