So it’s been a looong time since I’ve posted a decorated cake (almost 5 months!!), and I’m so glad to be able to share this super cute garden themed cake that I made for a little girl’s 1st birthday.
This was a two tier cake which I’ve only done a handful of times, but I seem to be getting the hang of it now. 🙂
The design of the cake was based off this picture that was sent to me by the birthday girl’s mother.
The cake itself was an eggless vanilla cake with a delicious pineapple buttercream. The bottom tier had two 8 inch layers of cake, while the top tier had three 6 inch layers of cake. I covered both tiers in a pastel-y, minty, sorta leafy colored green fondant (I’m really good at describing colors) and I inserted wooden dowels with the tips sharpened to hold both cakes in place.
(Side note: Why is driving a birthday cake to a party the most stressful thing in the world? Just one wrong turn, and the whole cake can come tumbling down :/)
I made the flowers on the sides of the bottom cake in advance, so that they would dry up. These flowers were really delicate, so I had to make sure to make extras incase any of them broke or cracked. I also made the “1” topper in advance as it needed to stand upright on the cake.
I had SO much fun making all of the little ladybugs, bumblebees, and tiny flowers. They really made this cake complete.
I hand painted “Happy Birthday” on a piece of fondant with black food coloring and a food brush.
For the grass, I just cut out different sizes of triangles with a few different shades of green fondant.
I finished off the cake with lots of luster dust to make the cake shine a bit.
I had a whole lot of fun making this cake; it’s been a while since I’ve made anything like it, and I’m so glad I got this opportunity! I hope you guys enjoy my garden themed cake and I especially hope that the birthday girl liked it as well! 🙂
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