Birthday Cakes

6 May

May 6th, 2013

Back in March I was asked to make 3 different birthday cakes, which all happen to be on the same weekend! It sounds stressful, but I didn’t hesitate because they were for three adorable kids. With a little planning ahead of time, I finished the cakes on time and they turned out great.  The kids loved them and the parents were happy! Take a look:

Cake #1: A Train-Themed Cake for Landon
This was a 9-inch chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream and covered with fondant.

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Cake #2: A Girly Cake for Violet
This was a 6-inch vanilla sponge cake, filled with lemon mousse. The exterior was covered with buttercream rosettes.

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To give the cake more texture, I added edible sugar pearls at the center of each rosette.

Cake #3: A Despicable-Me Cake for Gavin
This was a 6-in chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream and covered with fondant. Surprisingly, I have never seen Despicable Me, but when I was doing my research on the Minions, it looks like a very adorable movie. Will have to add it to my movie list.

DSC_0405These Minions were carefully molded with fondant…lots of details involved


4 Responses to “Birthday Cakes”

  1. Succre May 6, 2013 at 11:04 PM #

    Congratulations!! They are beautiful!! I don’t know which I like more of all.


  2. yao May 7, 2013 at 8:19 AM #


    were the figures/trains solid fondant? or some sort of cake pop thing?

    have you found fondant easier to work with than marzipan?


    • sweeterrific May 7, 2013 at 5:28 PM #

      Thanks, Yao!

      I used fondant since that was all I have. Typically, marzipan is used for molding, but I don’t see that a lot in stores. But I find that fondant works well and dries out fairly well for the figures.


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