Here’s one of the latest Sweet Element cakes that is just too cute not to post! As a former Scholastic employee, I am definitely familiar with the Baby Einstein franchise, so I was excited to make a cake in the theme of Baby Einstein for a very adorable one year old’s birthday. Mom requested that the caterpillar & frog from the series be featured and also requested that the birthday boy’s name be made out of fondant covered rice krispy blocks.
The cake was a chocolate devil’s food cake filled & frosted with vanilla moussaline buttercream & decorated in chocolate. The blocks in front are buttercream frosted rice krispy treats decorated in fondant.
And one detail photo sans blocks as well …
Yes, I’m playing blog catch-up. In a few more months, I won’t have the desk job as an excuse anymore, so hopefully I’ll be able to post much more frequently!
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!
Posted in Birthday Cakes, Special Occasion Cakes
Tagged 1st birthday cake, birthday cake, cake, elephant cake, fondant sculpture, giraffe cake, monkey cake, safari cake, Sweet Element, SweetElement, zebra cake