For Cruz’s third birthday recently (and his third birthday cake made by me!) his mum asked for a circus theme party cake.
Instead of having a small tent on top of an ordinary round or square cake, I suggested that we make the whole cake into a big top, and this is how it turned out!
The circus tent actually forms the cake and is made from a stack of vanilla sponges, sandwiched with layers of strawberry jam and vanilla butter icing. The elephant and lion standing beside the Big Top door are made of icing so pretty much the only thing Cruz can’t eat are the candles.
If you’re not thinking about a circus theme party cake then check out some of the other latest cakes for children’s birthdays on the blog pages or the web galleries.
I loved putting this Mickey Mouse cake together, watching his face come to life with the addition of each feature. It’s always a challenge to re-create such a popular and well-known Disney character but I’m sure Jenson will have known who this was straight away!
I drew the face stencil in free-hand and then hand-cut the design from icing. It’s completed with a button nose, not forgetting the shiny highlight, for a great 2nd birthday cake surprise.
Having had the honour of making his brother’s birthday cakes for a number of years, it was a huge pleasure to be able to produce this lovely colourful number one cake as Will’s first birthday cake. To top it off is a cute cuddly teddy bear modelled from sugarpaste icing, complete with his own cuddly toy bunny rabbit.
Teddy bear first birthday cake
And I got a lovely thank you from Will’s mum too:
Cake was absolutely gorgeous Karen thank you so much, you’re amazing :) xx
I was a bit worried about getting the shape of this birthday cake just right but everything turned out fine.
Little Miss Sunshine was a special request for Catherine’s 21st birthday from her parents…
Just to say thanks again for the spectacular Little Miss Sunshine cake – it looked absolutely great – fabulous detail, as well as tasting so good. Catherine loved it – we all did – especially the nutella filling! And it’ll keep us going all day today too….looking forward to our next big celebration …