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Coolest First Birthday Cake 19

by Stephanie
(Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada)

Homemade First Birthday Cake - In the Night Garden

Homemade First Birthday Cake - In the Night Garden

My aunt and I made this First Birthday Cake for my son Aden's 1st birthday. He loves In the Night Garden and since no bakery around here did these cakes we decided to make it on our own.

I baked a white and a chocolate cake mix in two 9x13 pans. I let them cool then we cut the Number one out of the two cakes so half was white cake and the other half was chocolate. For my son's square cake we made that one half chocolate and half white using left over pieces.

We iced the cake and then used a star tip to decorate to put a border one the One cake and cover the square cake. To make the stones in the garden we melted some chocolate and put it on wax paper to cool then placed them on the cake. We used the plastic In the Night Garden figurines to decorate the cake. This worked out really well because then my son had them to play with after to add to his collection. To write on the cake we used a Wilton writing tip and wrote "Aden Happy Birthday".

It was an easy cake to make and my son loved it. It would be really easy to make for a beginner because you could make your own paper template to use for the 1 if you were not confident about cutting it out freehand.

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AMAZING!!
by: Firdos Khan

you were so brilliant!

I am purchasing a plain round cake, and asking them to put a red blanket in the middle and put the figures around it!

Thanks for the idea!

1ST Birthday cake
by: surita

Can you tell me where you got this cake from?

Aden's 1st Birthday Cake
by: Julia

My grandson, Keigan just loves in the Night Garden. He is turning 2 next week and I would like to do a cake based on the night garden theme.

You did wonderful job, congratulations!! I think I will buy a number "2" cake pan and go from there.

I am no master baker, so wish me luck.

Thanks again

Julia,
Hampton, Ontario

I WANT THIS TOO
by: Anonymous

Hi, ur cake rocks. How can i have U make the same for my son who turns one on saturday next week 07/07/12? I'd appreciate it if U'd give me a call(07583791151)to let me know how to request it and payments. Thank U. Tony

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Coolest First Birthday Cake 17

by Louise J.
(Scotland, UK)

Homemade First Birthday Cake

Homemade First Birthday Cake

This First Birthday Cake is the cake I have only just finished for my little boy's first birthday. It was made with inspiration from Lindy Smiths wonky cake. It took absolutely ages to make. About 8-10 hours in all.

You first have to shape the cakes with freezing etc, far too many details to list here but if you wanna make one, go to amazon and search for Lindy Smith and buy her book with the wonky cake on the front if it. It is a fantastic book, full of ideas and tips.

This cake was not easy to make but it was my first attempt and I am very happy with the finished cake. Just hope my little one and the rest of the family like it too.

The hardest bit was constructing it, it was hard, using dowels etc, but its quite sturdy now. I am a professional artist so I had sat and designed the cake before I made it. It has turned out better than the original drawing much to my joy.

Anyway I hope you all like the cake, maybe this will be the start of a career for me making cakes, that would be fantastic.

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Wow
by: Alison

Your cake looks absolutely amazing, well done for your first attempt, you are obviously a natural.
It has inspired me to make a cake for my Grandson's birthday next week.

Thank you.

Great job!
by: LisaH.

You did a wonderful job on this cake. It looks very neat and clean. I love the theme of it too. Very cute for a little boys first birthday or even a baby shower. I've been nervous about trying the Topsy Turvy style but this beautiful cake really makes me want to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing!

Topper
by: Jamie L

Did you buy the topper or make it? If you made it - what did you use? How did you make it? Your cake is awesome - great job!

can you make me one(ha-ha)
by: karen

looks brill, iv just ordered my grandsons cake for his christening in September. But i do need another making for his 1st birthday in January and yours is great.Are you taking orders? Well-Done.

Absolutely brilliant
by: DawnW

The cake is awesome. Beautiful theme. Utterly charming. I had my first solo attempt (my daughter and I usually make cakes together). last night. I am not blessed with your talent so the result is nowhere near as impressive, but seeing your wonderful cake has inspired me to keep trying. Very, very well done. If you can't make a living at this I would be astounded.

Amazing
by: Dawn

Awesome cake - brilliant

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Coolest First Birthday Cake 22

by Danielle
(Vic. Australia)

Homemade First Birthday Cake

Homemade First Birthday Cake

This first birthday cake was made with a chocolate packet mix (x2) in 2 square pans. When I started to cut and put together I decided it wasn't high enough so I made 2 more cakes, this time vanilla. I cut out the number one and stuck it all together with Betty Crocker Chocolate frosting. Then covered the entire cake in the frosting.

I rolled out white fondant icing to cover the entire cake. I then used the coloured white fondant which I had made a few days before and stored in bags in airtight containers. I rolled small balls to go all the way round the bottom which covered any imperfections when fondant met plate. I then cut out small circles using different sized circle cutters and placed randomly on top, adhering with a little water first.

I stuck a couple of the circles together to make a base for the candle to stand up as I could not work out where to put it in the cake.

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so cute
by: Anonymous

I love this thanks for sharing. You inspired me - a non-baker cake maker

Great
by: Anonymous

Very creative and seems so easy to do.

wow
by: kimberly

Wow who ever did it its like so nice great job

this is wonderful
by: Anonymous

my son's 1st birthday is coming up and I can't wait to try this! how does Fondant taste?

WoW!
by: Sabrina

I cant believe this its wonderful my niece's 1st birthday is coming up and I cant wait to make it on 4-3-10

wow!!
by: Anonymous

This cake is awesome!! it looks so professional

thanks for sharing
by: mimi

This cake looks fantastic. We are having a 'spotty' theme for my daughter's first birthday and this will be perfect!

you saved me
by: Anonymous

My son's 1st bday is two days away and I have been wracking my brain trying to decide what I'm going to do for his cake. Yours has given me inspiration, Thanks!

Girl Way
by: Anonymous

This is so cute. I have a little girl so instead of the blue I'm gonna do pink! Her theme is pink orange and lime green! Thanks!

Very nice!
by: Lynn

This is a beautiful cake yet still simple. I love that it's not to busy, not decorated to the max. I think it's amazing! Just my taste.

Oh and to answer the question about how fondant tastes...it's fairly sweet so make sure you roll it out pretty thin.

I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the idea!

Great idea!
by: Jessica

I made this cake for my son's birthday also, was great as this was my first time making such a cake. The spots nicely covered the many flaws in my fondant icing!

Lovely!
by: Anonymous

This looks great I will do something similar for my daughter's first birthday in July. I have been looking everywhere for something that looks fairly simple, professional and not too 'busy'. Thanks!

great inspiration!
by: mustangnurse

I've been looking for an idea for my sons 1st bday cake using fondant (my 1st) and this is awesome!!! I'll be swapping the colors I'm using. thanks for sharing this!!!

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