Here is the stylish cake I designed for Meredith's 50th Birthday. Meredith attended an event where I made a birthday cake. She enjoyed the cake so much, she asked for my contact details and we came up with this design for her special cake. The 50 & Fabulous was supplied by Meredith.
I have made quite a few cakes for Mietta now. This is the second cake with a dancing theme. For Mitta's 9th birthday I made her ballet slippers. I love the colours Mietta requested for this years cake, especially the aqua and silver.
A little bit about the cake
The cake is chocolate mud with ganche filling and fondant icing. The silhouetted dancers are made from gumpaste, as I needed them to be strong enough to stand up and pop out of the cake. Mietta's name was made using letter cutters and painted silver using edible lustre dust. "Live, Love, Dance" was hand painted with black food colour. The stars on wires were made in advance and placed in a posy pick. It is always important when using any wire that it come into contact with the cake. Wired toppers should also be removed first, before the cake is cut.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIETTA
Here is the Pikachu cake I made for a special 11 year old Pokémon fan. According to an article on news.com.au written on the 19th of January 2017, Pokémon Go was "The most lucrative gaming app of 2016 by a long shot".
I have been making Bon's birthday cake for quite a few years now. Each year his cake reflects his current interests. So, I am sure he in not the only one that would like a Pokémon cake for his birthday.
The cake is a gift from his grandmother. She told me that Bon had a great time at his party. He loved his cake and playing Bubble Soccer with his friends. I wonder what design he will request next year?
View the testimonial for his Pikachu cake here
Here is part two of ideas for first birthday parties. As you can see, when planning your child's celebration, you don't always have to have a cake. Cookies can also be a fun item to add or use as a centrepiece for your event. Cookie bouquets look spectacular and are a little different from traditional cakes. They have the advantage of being easy to transport and easy to serve.
I also make a lot of figurines for cakes, elephants, teddy bears, penguins and a whole lot of other little characters come to life using different coloured icing, however it is also possible for me to design a cake around toy figurines that your child owns and loves. The Bambi cake is a good example of this.