Here’s the latest Sweet Element cake that was made for a very sweet boy named Trevor for his first birthday. The cake was a banana cake filled with alternating layers of vanilla and chocolate buttercream and frosted in chocolate buttercream and then rolled fondant.
I was given free reign over the design, with the caveat that it had to be something safari-themed, so I thought having a few animals peeking out of a gift box would be a cute idea. At the last minute, I thought it would be a nice added touch to have the gift box zebra striped.
This was the first time I have made gumpaste “tissue”, and I was fairly happy with how it all turned out.
While I think all the animals are cute, the giraffe was my favorite. Here’s a detail shot.
And last but not least, a shot of the birthday boy with his cake!