My daughter’s birthday is the day before Earth Day, so she decided to have an Earth Day Birthday party (complete with garbage walk!). Her idea for her cake was to have a turtle with the earth as its shell. This cake was designed to include her sister’s fairy theme for a combined party so I suspended a Tinkerbell figurine on a wire above the turtle’s shell.
I made the turtle out of a soccer ball cake pan and formed the turtle’s head, feet and tail out of Rice Krispie treats. The frosting is buttercream, which I smoothed out using a Viva paper towel after the icing started to “crust”. I like the smooth look of fondant, but prefer the taste of buttercream. And, since I like to think of my cakes as “edible art”, it is important to me that they are as tasty as they are aesthetically pleasing.
I have found many, many cool birthday cake ideas on this website. I hope you get some inspiration for an Earth Day birthday cake from my turtle!