Sketch for Brooke Shields
For actress Brooke Shields' birthday, Silva designed an abstract cake covered in bright flowers.
Brooke Shields's Birthday Cake
Shields' three-tier modernist birthday cake combined devil's food cake and bourbon vanilla buttercream.
Sketch for Carmelo Anthony
When Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony first moved to New York, Silva created this combo cake with an NYC-basketball theme. Topped with a realistic ball, the cake also includes an iconic yellow cab, the NYC skyline and the Knicks' logo.
Carmelo Anthony's Knicks Cake
Silva made his favorite flavor for Anthony, a red velvet cake with white chocolate ganache. He created the yellow cabs and apples out of Rice Krispies, white chocolate and gum paste.
Sketch for Sofia Vergara
Actress Sofia Vergara's birthday cake marked Silva's first time sketching a cake ahead of time as well as his first attempt at sugar sculpting. The bottle, made entirely of sugar (as are the ice cubes), is a replica of a 2008 Domaines Ott rosé de Provence.
Sofia Vergara's Birthday Cake
Vergara's cake was a devil's food chocolate cake with bourbon-vanilla buttercream. Upon taking a bite Vergara exclaimed, "Oh my god, it's so good, it tastes just like an Oreo!"
Sketch for Charles Kelley
For his birthday cake, country band Lady Antebellum singer Charles Kelley requested a detailed replica of a record player complete with a faux-wood finish, along with a few CDs featuring the band's album cover.
Charles Kelley's Record Player Cake
Kelley's record player cake was a vanilla pound cake with chocolate buttercream and chocolate ganache. Silva made the CD cases out of isomalt, a type of sugar.
Sketch for Sarah Silverman
Comedian Sarah Silverman's futuristic birthday cake was topped with sugar crystals and covered in shiny silver frosting.
Sarah Silverman's Birthday Cake
Silverman requested a super classic combination: vanilla pound cake with vanilla buttercream.
Sketch for Chris Brown
For the release of R&B singer Chris Brown's record, F.A.M.E., Silva made an illuminated cake: The base was lined with colored lights.
Chris Brown's F.A.M.E. Cake
The F.A.M.E. cake was a vanilla cake with milk chocolate buttercream. When Brown first saw the cake, he thought it was fake. "He actually dug into it to make sure it was real," Silva says.
Sketch for Adrienne Bailon
TV personality and singer Adrienne Bailon (a.k.a. Adrienne Beso) celebrated her birthday with a flirty red, pink and white cake adorned with butterflies and her own "Besos" logo.
Adrienne Bailon's Birthday Cake
Bailon's birthday cake was a pineapple cake with dulce de leche buttercream.