This Baby Einstein cake was done for my sons 1st birthday! I used the Wilton ball pans for the circles. I used Wilton icing with a star tip for decorating the cake. I had to use sugar free on the end for a certain guest so it didn't turn out but it ended up working out in the end as I was able to put his name on it.
I used a black piece of card board stock to hold the cake I cut out pieces of foil to put under each circle (because I wasn't sure if the black on the cardboard would bleed). I used licorice for the top of the head. I used yellow cake mix.
I was really proud of how this cake turned out everybody loved it. Its actually not as big as you would think either. I had about 20 people at the party including adults and I really didn't have cake left over.
I made this Baby Einstein cake for my son's 1st birthday. He had some Baby Einstein books which he loved and I thought the characters and colours were so much fun and very suitable for a first birthday party.
The cake itself is carrot cake (which is nice and dense to hold up all that icing!)and all the coverings and animals are made from fondant. I baked the cake a day in advance of the party and did the white covering the evening before the party. The animals I modelled in the evening too, and let them harden a little overnight before attaching them to the cake the day of the party. The animals were all moulded onto cocktail sticks to keep them upright.
The finishing touches I did a few hours before the cake made it's grand entrance. No first birthday cake is complete without some sparkles which i added last of all.
This Baby Einstein Cake is a three tier Topsy Turvy cake with hand made baby Einstein character figurines (fondant). Three gourmet flavors. I had to make the figurines a week ahead of time to give them long enough to dry completely through.
I used sugar glue to attach everything to the cake. Delicious!