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Miami Heat Championship Cake: Sparklers, Bling, and Sugar (Photos)

When the Miami Heat wanted to celebrate their victory in a sweet way, they called the cake masters at Divine Delicacies to bake them a custom trophy cake.

Laura Candeau, director of sales at Divine Delicacies, said the order came in last minute. With about two hours to create a cake worthy of champions, the baker-to-the-stars proceeded to create a cake with a giant edible gold trophy on top.

How did the bakers make such an elaborate cake in only two hours? Shhh...there's a secret.

The gold-colored trophy piece was already in the works -- on spec. Candeau said the bakery started working on the sugar trophy during game five. "I was very confident they were going to win," Candeau told Short Order.

The four-tiered vanilla rum cake was topped with a giant edible replica of the O'Brien championship trophy. The cake featured the players' jerseys around the red tier, with six bands og gold Swarovsky crystals providing a touch of bling. Airbrushed fondant flames around the tiers, a custom-made Swarovsky crystal Heat logo, and sparklers provided additional sparkle to the cake.

In addition, a smaller cake was created as a belated birthday surprise for Udonis Haslem, who celebrated his June 9th birthday this weekend.

Here's a look at the cake, in all its glory:


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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