Doris Day’s 90th Birthday Cake Celebrates the Star’s Life — In Fondant

04/09/2014 at 05:53 PM ET

Doris Day Birthday Cake
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One rule about 90th birthdays: You don’t have to share the cake if you don’t want to!

But when you’re talking about a three-tiered beauty like this one, there’s plenty to go around. The gorgeous cake made its appearance at Doris Day‘s 90th birthday bash on April 4, where the Hollywood icon also made her first public appearance in more than two decades.

The dessert embodied Day’s glamorous personality, and the staff at Layers Sensational Cakes in Monterey, Calif. made sure it meshed with the event’s theme.

“[The party planners] were doing an Old Hollywood feel, with soft yellows, whites and golds,” Layers owner Hazel Nuovo tells PEOPLE. “So we did lemon butter [cake] with poured white chocolate.”

The cake, which had layers of fresh lemon curd, was decorated with fondant gold stars and white fondant pearls, a reflection of Day’s signature style. Edible photos (printed on sugar!) of the actress from when she graced the silver screen were surrounded by beautiful fondant gold frames.

Bakers worked on the dessert for about a week, Nuovo says, since some of the more detailed decorative pieces took longer to prepare. But the actual cake was baked and assembled the day before the party, so it would be fresh.

The cake even paid tribute to Day’s love of four-legged friends (at the party, she asked for donations to her Doris Day Animal Foundation instead of gifts): a tiny white dog sat upon the top layer.

“She has a little Maltese,” says Nuovo. “They sent us a picture and we put one on the cake. I thought he was darling. He was made out of fondant, so you could eat him.”

—Emma Tyler

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Lenora on

Happy Birthday to a lovely , talented, and warm woman!
We love you! XOXO :)
PS Thanks.

Gretchen on

Happy Birthday to a beautiful lady!

KK on

Nice to see a movie star age gracefully…with a beautiful smile !! She looks lovely !!! HBday Doris ! Furbabbies are the best !

Peggy on

Happy Birthday sweet Doris Day! Thank you for all that you have done for all the animals out there and for being a beautiful person.

Jake on

Not only does she look beautiful, she looks happy. If and when I am that old I wish I look that happy. Way to go girl.

Yolanda on

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY DORIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy on

Happy Birthday Doris!! Still love watching your movies!!

Bernice Spina on

I have loved Doris Day since I was a teenager, which is a very long time ago. My sisters and I used to trade pictures of our favorite Movie Stars from popular magazines. I always got Doris Day. She is a brillant actress, wonderful singer, and a very nice person. I wish her many more birthdays.

Elsie Gibson on

I have been a devoted fan of this awesome lady since I was 8years old. I collected records (33’s & 45’s), loved all her movies, TV shows. I lived in Monterey CA for 20 years and wanted to see her, I was so jealous of my older sister and youngest daughter as they had met her. Sigh! Have a Very Happy and Blessed Birthday Doris Day !
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Chandra myers on

Happy Birthday Ms.Day!! My mom introduced me to your movies when I was a child. I have passed that onto my children. We so enjoy your movies and so happy to see so much joy reflected by your smile.May God continue to bless you!!

Guy Laflamme on

Very glad to see that the shiniest star, Lady Doris Day, is still in shape. I send thousands of millions of stardust to you for happiness and health. She made my childhood. and even today, I can’t stop listening her songs with her voice of honey. It is a great pleasure for me to write this to the shiniest Hollywood star. God bless her!!!

Yvonne Gentry on

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY Miss Doris Day! May you have many more. We love you…

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