I was asked to make my Dads 80th birthday cake and as he has his own allotment and been a professional gardener all his life, I decided to base the theme on that.
I started with 4 rectangular basic sponge cakes and stuck them together with butter cream and jam. I bought white fondant icing and all the food colours I could and then just had fun! I covered the whole cake in green fondant icing and all the vegetable etc I made from fondant icing in advance so they had chance to dry out before finally placing all the bits on the cake.
The leaves I cut out with my children's play dough shape and the rest I improvised by using whatever I could find around the kitchen, cocktail sticks, kebab skewers!! The flowers I made using the nozzle from a piping bag pushing them out with a cocktail stick and adding a sugar ball. It was all trial and error but my Dad loved it I hope you do too!
My mother-in-law made this Homemade Garden Birthday Cake for my daughter. It was a big hit at her recent 1st birthday party! The theme was a big number 1 pulling a red wagon with flowers. We wanted the theme from the napkins, plates, etc. to continue with the cake.
So, I found a miniature red wagon off the Internet and she put it on a board for support. The three pots in the wagon are real terracotta pots. The suckers are placed in the pots with floral support balls and green cake icing is the grass. Cake icing is on the suckers as well. The number 1 was made of pink cardstock and it is hot glued to the cake stick and stuck in the cake.
The cake was then iced and the three colors were added: pink, yellow, and green. Cake dots were added for decorations. This cake was enjoyed by all and my daughter will always know how creative her nana is!
This Garden Birthday Cake was my first attempt at a stacked cake. The cake is vanilla sponge layered and coated with orange buttercream. I then covered the cake in fondant and decorated with gum paste flowers and trees and used some floristry wire to stand the gumpaste clouds and sun on the top.
I used cutters for the flowers and drew my own templates for the trees, clouds and sun. I then painted some texture on the trees and some grass round the bottom of each layer with some gel colouring thinned with a little vodka. I also piped some buttercream leaves around each layer.
It isn't perfect, but I was very pleased with the end result!
This garden birthday cake was made for my very first order. It was a chocolate cake made from a recipe that my grandmother passed down. The cake is very very soft. I didn't sandwich it.
I made the well, the butterflies and the ducks a couple of days before with Marshmallow fondant and kept it in the fridge. The rest of the cake was all decorated with butter cream icing.
The flower pots were done on cup cakes which were trimmed at the bottom. Oh and my daughter came up with this brilliant idea that we should put blue M&Ms in the well. It looked really good and I heard the kids just loved it.