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My daughter Holly has been absolutely obsessed with Billie Eilish for over 2 years now. Everything from her room to her style has been completely Billie influenced, so for her 11th birthday, we decided to get her tickets to see her idol! I was so excited to gift her the tickets, and I knew I had to make the perfect birthday cake to match this gift.
Here’s the music video inspired “When the Party’s Over” Billie Eilish cake I created.
Holly’s 11th birthday landed on her last hockey tournament of the season, so I knew I would be a bit rushed in making a cake. Normally, I would make my own fondant and frosting, but I decided to save myself the stress and buy everything pre-made.
Here’s everything I used to make this Billie Eilish cake:
- Boxed french vanilla cake mix
- Premade buttercream icing – I purchased from the Bulk Barn, but you can buy tubs straight from Amazon here!
- Wilton premade fondant in black, 4.4 oz pack
- Wilton sparkle gel in black
- Wilton gel icing colour in royal blue
- Silver sugar pearl sprinkles
Decorating the cake was super simple and took about an hour.
I baked the cake (straight from a boxed cake mix) the day before and kept it refrigerated overnight. I assembled the cake on a silver stand and frosted it in two coats of the white buttercream. Creating the black drips, inspired by the black liquid coming from Billie’s eyes in the music video, was my biggest challenge. I really didn’t want to make my own ganache, so I took a total chance and purchased the black sparkle gel.
The Wilton sparkle gel is literally perfect for drip cakes.
I went around the outside of the cake in a thick layer, squeezing more on the spots that I wanted to drip. I wasn’t expecting it to be as opaque as it was, or drip down the cake as perfectly as it did. It’s so easy to control and dries tacky to the touch. I’ll be using this for all my drip cakes moving forward.
I let the gel dry before adding some royal blue piping and silver sugar pearls. The final touch was creating a BLOSH logo for the top of the cake. For those wondering what on Earth a Blosh is, it’s the little man used on all of her merch. I simply printed an image from Google, cut it out, and used it as a guide to cut the fondant.
My favourite part of this birthday surprise had to be giving her the actual tickets.
Because the tickets came as an email, I used an online fake ticket generator to create these realistic tickets. We then hid them under a mountain of Billie Eilish stickers that I purchased from Amazon for $10 (Canadian link here).
As expected, she freaked out. There were many tears and sooo much excitement. In 3 weeks, I’ll be going to see Billie Eilish with her!
The cake served as the perfect accessory to her birthday gift.