When celebrities have parties, they don't call Publix for a sheet cake. A-list bashes call for cakes with gold and bling, often in the shape of their favorite cars, animals, or private islands.
So who gets the call to make these elaborate desserts for Miami's elite? It's usually the mother-daughter team at Divine Delicacies. Laura Candeau and her mom, Iliana Lombardero, run the company and have created cakes for Miami Heat players, Kim Kardashian, and Pitbull, to name a few.
The most recent project: cakes for Chris Bosh's birthday celebration. Two circus-themed cakes were commissioned by Adrienne Bosh, who designed a big-top treat to fete her husband's big day. Mrs. Bosh may have had the creative vision, but it took the Divine Delicacies divas four days to make the cake, along with a ringleader lion to accompany the circus.
The big-top cake featured five layers of flavors -- vanilla rum, marble, coconut, and cookies 'n' cream -- and was decorated with Swarovski crystals and a custom "CB" and "#30," along with an edible top hat.
Circus beauties were hand-painted on the colossal creation. The lion was a three-dimensional sculpture made of vanilla rum cake.
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SHOW ME HOW
If you want to know exactly how these amazing sweets are made, check out the ladies' new television show. Las Divas del Azúcar airs on MTV Tr3s every Tuesday at 9 p.m.
The reality series follows Laura and Iliana as they make over-the-top desserts for Miami's most elite clientele. Expect cameos from Adrienne Bosh, Floyd Mayweather, and Flo Rida, as well as a few meltdowns. Now we know what Donna Summer meant when she sang, "I don't think that I can take it, 'cause it took so long to bake it./And I'll never have that recipe again."