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Beyoncé’s Over-the-Top $3,500 Birthday Cake Took 2 Days to Make

A cake fit for a Queen B
Beyonce
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Cake Life Bake Shop was tasked with creating a black and yellow cake for Beyoncé’s 36th birthday during the Made in America festival.

Beyoncé received a black and yellow geode-inspired cake for her 36th birthday from Cake Life Bake Shop in Philadelphia.


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The geode-inspired cakes from the bakery begin at $3,500 and escalate from there. The Daily Meal reached out to the bake shop, who gave us the inside scoop on receiving an order for specifically black and yellow items during the Made in America festival around the time of the singer’s birthday.

“As huge Beyoncé fans, Cake Life Bake Shop co-owners Lily Fischer and Nima Etemadi started to put things together, realizing black and yellow are the color of bees (Beyonce is known as Queen B and her fans are part of the Beyhive), and that Queen B’s birthday was 9/4 and the cake was for the evening of 9/3,” said a spokesperson from the bakery.

Neither Fischer nor Etemadi were sure how they were found or picked for this once-in-a-lifetime task, but it may have had something to do with being featured in the July 2017 issue of O magazine or being named 2017’s “Best New Bakery” in Philadelphia magazine’s annual “Best Of” issue.

The night of Sept. 3, Fischer and her team were led by security to a private area behind the festival stage. They were asked to set up the cookies and the magnificent cake in a trailer that belonged to Beyoncé’s staff.

The birthday confection took two days to make, the bakers told Page Six, and was comprised of three tiers of honey lavender cake decorated with black and yellow frosting as well as edible sugar crystals to give it the look of a geode. It was accompanied by two additional cakes and cookies shaped like beehives and golden crowns that the bakers say were inspired by Beyoncé’s 2017 Grammy performance.


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Unfortunately, Fischer and Etemadi did not get to meet Beyoncé or JayZ, but according to their spokesperson, the bakers “hope [the couple] enjoyed it.”

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