In preparation for the Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony at Graceland on January 8, the EPE staff reached out to regional cake masters and asked them to submit their Elvis-inspired 75th birthday cake designs. Four cake designs made it to the final round of the competition where Elvis.com visitors got the opportunity to vote for which cake they wanted to see at Graceland as part of this special ceremony.
The winning design in the Elvis 75th Birthday Cake Decorating Contest stands three feet tall, features a color scheme of blue suede in honor of Elvis’ favorite color and is accented with white glitter to celebrate “75” being the diamond birthday. The cake also features several recognizable icons such as the TCB lighting bolt, the rhinestone American Eagle from his Aloha from Hawaii jumpsuit, the gates of Graceland, and several silhouettes of Elvis.
The cake was designed by Pam and Lori of Cakes by Mom and Me of West Memphis, Arkansas. Pam ("Mom") has over thirty years of decorating experience. In addition to have taught beginner classes locally, Pam also has developed her own skills by enrolling in advanced courses offered through the Confectionary Artists of Arkansas. Lori ("Me") is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and the mother of two very active daughters. She has years of experience watching Mom decorate cakes, but only gained a personal interest in the art in 2001. Her cakes won "Best of Show" at the Mid-South Fair in 2001 and 2002.
Their cake will be displayed and cut at Graceland on January 8 during the Elvis Presley Birthday Proclamation Ceremony.