I have used this site several times to get great ideas for cakes for my children’s birthdays, including this one. I hope others can benefit from my ideas as well.
I made this car and first birthday cake for my son’s first birthday. For the cake, I made a vanilla sheet cake recipe in a large sheet cake pan. I would think that any size rectangular pan would work, but I needed a larger cake.
All of the icing was a stiff buttercream icing. I colored batches of the icing green and black with Wilton food gel, leaving a small amount white. It takes a lot of black gel to get the icing to turn black, instead of grey.
I iced the black road first. I then iced the grass part with the green icing. I completed the grass with a Wilton #21 star tip to edge the road and create a trim around the cake. I then used a Wilton #3 round tip to write the words and put the lines on the road. I found little cars in the party favor section and put those on the road.
Everyone loved the cake, and my son had a wonderful first birthday!
I baked two 9x13 cakes using strawberry supreme cake mix.(Really tasty) I froze them until I was ready to use. I trimmed all the edges and cut the dome off so it would lay flat. I didn't really get it as flat as I wanted but it was fine. I then frosted the top with vanilla frosting and the sides with reserved icing that I tinted orange. I traced the number onto a piece of wax paper and I used a pin to poke holes around the outline. I just connected the dots with frosting that i tinted pink and purple. I used the star tip around the edges and to fill in the number. I used a roung tip to put little random dots all over the top in different colors and to write my baby's name. The cake was a big hit and freezing it made it remain super moist. The only thing i didn't anticipate was how much icing I would need. I think I bought about four 16oz cans by the end of it all.It was a huge hit at the party. Pretty good for my first attempt at cake baking and decorating.
I made this No.1 birthday cake for my daughter's birthday. It was my first attempt at using fondant icing and the result was fantastic.
I hired the No.1 tin from the local cake decorating shop and used a Madeira cake mix also purchased from store.
I baked the cake on Tuesday ready to be decorated on Saturday for her birthday party. Was a little worried wouldn't keep, but wrapped in cling wrap and then tin foil and cake was still fine.
I covered cake with mock cream, rolled fondant out and placed over cake, using the side of my hand I pressed over sides of the cake. I decorated with fondant butterflies (made couple of weekends before, which I stored in airtight container). I then piped around edge of cake with pink royal icing. With the left over butterflies, I used them to decorate cupcakes.
To make candle stand up in top corner, I piped a larger star of icing and placed candle in immediately before it set.
Everyone one was very impressed, my son now has asked for a Scooby-Do cake for his 6th birthday.......what have I started??