Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Scoop on Bella's Cake

From Kimberly Sherman at

The pinnacle of the birthday party scene in New Moon, aside from the paper cut Bella receives and subsequent attack is the beautiful birthday cake that Alice has so graciously provided for the party, despite the fact that Bella is the only one who would partake.

In an exclusive interview, I learned more about the beautiful confection. Lisa Haas, wife of the creator, Thomas, fills in readers about how the cake came to be.

Blissfully unaware of the Twilight Saga, Haas was approached to concoct the confection after the set designer’s creation didn’t turn out as expected. Though he doesn’t know the significance to the green color palette, he was able to replicate the design perfectly in one day.

In Style Magazine asked Lisa for step by step instructions on recreating the cake:
1. Cover each cake tier with a "mask" of white fondant [a thick, malleable icing]. Stack tiers from largest to smallest.
2. Separate one package of fondant into 5 batches. Use food coloring to tint each batch a different shade of green.
3. Roll each batch of fondant into a thin sheet and cut into strips of varying width.
4. Attach the strips around each tier using stiff royal icing as glue.
5. Place red, yellow and green Gerbera daisies around the bottom of each tier.

The cake used in the movie is a show cake, meaning the inside is not an edible substance, but the outside is comprised of the sugared fondant. Haas says that, were it an actual cake, it would feed 50 to 55 people.

New Moon is not the first production to request the professional touch of Thomas Haas. He’s also made confections for License to Wed with Robin Williams and The L Word with Jennifer Beals. “We've also done chocolate showpieces and cakes for Stargate's 100th episode and Stargate Atlantis,” says Haas.

Thomas Haas Chocolates has a plethora of accolades. In fact, Thomas Haas was named one of the top ten pastry chefs in the country by his peers. But the award that they deem most important is the service excellence award provided by their local chamber of commerce. Lisa says, “We really care about good service being provided to our customers by our staff and this award helps us


hoLLy said...

such a pretty cake!

hoLLy said...

tara, you should try to make it!

Patty said...

Wow, That is one awesome cake!!

Anonymous said...

Well, am I the only one who doesn't think this cake looks mouthwatering??? The green colour and all the eatable flowers.... :-(

Anonymous said...

This cake is so jank
I am the biggest twilight fan and i'll prove it
New moon page 25 paragraph 7 line 8 1st 4 words are "a pink birthday cake" oh my god they messed it up

Anonymous said...

I am a big Twlight fan as well and want to know the significance of the green color. The cake was pink with lots of roses and pink candles...that cake doesn't look like the one Stephanie Meyer wrote about but it is very pretty.

Anonymous said...

i know right... i was expecting a very pink, girlie cake. you know, with alice planning the party and everything. i don't get the green colour... weird!


phoebe said...

Though it isn't pink, it is simply gorgeous. Its a work of art!