This year for my daughters birthday, being a huge Shawn Mendes fan, she decided she would like a Shawn Mendes themed birthday cake.
I came up with the idea of incorporating the lyrics and beautiful artwork shown above from his two newly released songs 'In My Blood' and 'Lost In Japan' as my daughter had been playing these on repeat. This is what I came up with...
Here's how I achieved this look should you wish to recreate it....
I used Flamingo Pink and Liquorice Black food colourings by Sugarflair to achieve the two main colours. I picked up a very reasonably priced lettering embosser set from Hobbycraft that matched the song title print on the official artwork.
I cut out a selection of delicate blossoms and leaves in various sizes using Almond Art and PME cutters and I handmade a rose using a 60mm FMM Rose cutter. I dusted the centre of the blossoms with a little Shimmer Pink food lustre by Sugarflair and finally I used a Rolkem super gold mixed with a little vodka to hand paint the golden lettering details I'd embossed earlier.
Shawn's eagerly anticipated 3rd album referred to as SM3 is due out on the 25th May 2018 and if his first three songs including the recently released 'Youth' featuring Khalid are anything to go by it doesn't sound like it's going to disappoint.
I may well be the newest and probably the oldest member of the Mendes Army! To celebrate this I also designed some cupcakes for Shawn's little muffins inspired by the new In My Blood music video.