This two-tiered cake was for Amelie and Tenike’s birthday celebrations.
The bottom tier is vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling and a pink and red, ombre buttercream cover, and the top tier is chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, covered with yellow sugar paste and orange shading. Its decorated with vines, leaves and flowers.
The cake topper is handmade by me, two lion cubs, one sporting pink hair and a bow, and a smaller one with a bow, representing the two birthday girls.
This is a chocolate cake made to look like a tree stump, decorated with sugar paste toadstools, acorns, stones, vines, flowers, and hand made sugar paste animal friends – a fox, bird, bunny, owl, and raccoon.
The vanilla cupcakes in brown paper cups were topped with white vanilla buttercream, and decorated with handmade sugar paste owls in yellow, pink, orange, and mint green.
Here are the finished toadstools, leaves, and flowers, made in preparation for finishing the cake decoration and dried before being put on the cake.
Anouska ordered some sugar art with which to decorate a first birthday cake – and the little collection of bunny, flowers, and bunting, traveled all the way to Harrismith!
The cake topper bunny has a body made of polystyrene balls covered in sugar paste, with long floppy ears. The number one is painted with tiny pink roses.
There is sugar paste bunting in white, pastel pink, and pastel yellow, some with tiny hand painted flowers and the letters spelling out “LANA” in white.
The flowers are pink roses, white daisies, some white fantasy flowers and an assortment of smaller flowers.
I loved doing this two-tiered cake with its gorgeous red, grey, light blue, and white colour scheme! Its very striking!
The bottom tier is a vanilla and chocolate marble cake, filled with chocolate buttercream, covered in light blue sugar paste with a light grey chevron pattern, and the board is decorated with sugar paste baby blocks.
The top tier is vanilla cake with a lemon buttercream, covered in white sugar paste and decorated sugar paste dots in red, light grey, and light blue.
The little baby sneakers on the cake topper are hand made, by me, in sugar paste and they have their own little board so they can be taken off the cake.
There were also chocolate cupcakes with light blue vanilla buttercream, and strawberry cheesecake cupcakes in red paper cups, with a strawberry cream cheese icing.