I have less than a month until my little girl celebrates her 1st birthday. I know she won't remember it and will just have pictures and my blog to commemorate it, but I still want it to be special. To that end, I baked a cake recently so I could practice decorating it.
It is a chocolate cake with white frosting, which I dyed cornflower blue. I used some fondant writing thing to make my letters. Mostly, I just wanted to see if I could pull off my idea with regular frosting. Fondant is cool, but seems complicated and expensive.
Here is the cake I made:
Here is the cake I want to actually make for the big day. It was made and designed by Charm City Cakes in Baltimore.
I plan to make the stars, moon, and cow out of card stock or poster board and then stick them in with skewers.
Have any of you tried fondant? Do you have any tips? Can a beginner really pull it off? Or do you think the cake would be just fine with regular frosting?
Oh, and as for the actual cake Charlotte will be eating, I am still trying to decide between one of the recipes on this page. Any suggestions?