Recently I was contacted by a gal to do a birthday cake for her son's first birthday. She loved the design I had come up with for the YMCA cake I did for my friend Julia a few months back. I gotta say, I love it too! It's simple and yet it makes a great statement. We decided on a larger marble cake for the guests and a vegan peach cake for the birthday boy, Mateo. Here is the final result:
The larger cake is marbled chiffon cake on the inside. I dyed the vanilla portion a baby blue to match the party decor and it looked beautiful with the chocolate.
I used special food writing markers to write the wording and make the feathers on the owl's chest. I can't believe I didn't invest in these things sooner...they were worth every penny!
The smash cake came out way cuter than I expected. I had to bake it twice however as something happened with my recipe the first time (I was trying to cut my normal recipe in half and I think I added too much flour). Second time's the charm, right? The birthday boy's mom had asked for a healthier version of cake for her son, and I love the vegan recipe I use because the amount of sugar can be cut down considerably since it uses a fruit puree. Peaches was the flavor of the day since it's Mateo's favorite. The small domed cake pan I used created the most adorable little owl; it reminds of me of pygmy owls!
Isn't this little guy so sweet? I love the domed pan I used for this...it's so versatile!
All in all, I am very pleased with the results and so was Mateo and his mom! Happy 1st birthday Mateo; may you have many more, cutie!