Tag Archives: 1st birthday cake

Baby Einstein 1st Birthday Cake

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.

Baby Einstein Cake with Blocks
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And one detail photo sans blocks as well …
Baby Einstein Cake

Safari Birthday Cake

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.

Safari 1st Birthday Cake

While I think all the animals are cute, the giraffe was my favorite.  Here’s a detail shot.

Sugar Giraffe Detail

And last but not least, a shot of the birthday boy with his cake!

Birthday Boy w/ Safari Cake