Coolest Uniqua Birthday Cake

This Uniqua Birthday Cake I made for my daughter’s first birthday.

I made a three tiered cake, and put a crumb coat on each layer. I use wooden dowels, and cake boards in between the layers to keep them from caving in with the weight of the top tiers. I then colored my fondant into hot pink and light pink and left a good portion white. The best way to color fondant without changing the consistency is to use gel food coloring.

I used wire to hang the fondant balls above the cake. I drew Uniqua, then cut the fondant out in the shapes and layered each piece.

My take aways from this cake: polka dots are cute but time consuming, sketching a design before you begin helps you as you go along, and have fun with it.