Monday, August 30, 2010

Portfolio: Hugs and Stitches Birthday Cake

I had the pleasure this past weekend to make a birthday cake for a little girl's first birthday.  Her mom Juleah had chosen a theme based on a line of partyware called "Hugs & Stitches".  It's really very cute, with little flowers, butterflies, and lots of pastel colors and various patterns.

Juleah asked for a sheet cake which I made from vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.  On top, I mimicked the partyware design and created a parti-colored backdrop with mint green, butter yellow, and lilac.  Using fondant as accents, I added in a large '1', a butterfly, and a flower.  I rolled out pink fondant and cut it freehand in a wavy pattern to wrap around the sides.  The proverbial icing on the cake was the stitching I added in blue, which tied everything together!

I wish the picture had come out better...I totally forgot to take a picture at home and my daughter and husband were waiting in the car, so I had to hustle!

Here is the smash cake, which I coated in butter yellow and then piped on an M (the birthday gal's name is Madelyn) and added fondant flower cutouts.  I love this smash cake.  It's so girly and feminine without being in your face pink!


Happy first birthday, Madelyn!  May you have many more!

Happy baking,

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