To make exquisite cakes (that taste great and look amazing!), you don’t need to be a professionally trained chef or have a cake baking degree from a fancy school. Simple ideas can do the trick to create that special something to take pride in.
Even the most plain and simple cake can be spiced up by adding colourful, edible toy figurines on top. For example, you can have a Sesame Street party cake by putting these exciting cake toppers on your initially boring cake and have Elmo lead the band. The Sesame Street theme can also be constructed by designing your children’s cakes in the shape of one of the characters (e.g. Elmo Cakes).
By using the same train of thought, you should be able to think of endless ideas to transform your creation. Maybe a Bob the Builder cake where a little figurine of Bob (banana-flavoured) is lifting up a chocolate number 1. If you want to decorate further, try scattering some tools around the cake (either edible or drawn in). Just go watch that collection of cartoons and get creative!
If you’re still really struggling, another great source of ideas for 1st birthday cakes are cake decoration books (<- some great ones here!) which might also trigger and inspire even more colourful and creative ideas from the elusive child in you.
Whatever design or theme you choose, make it something special to you as it will stay with you forever. If you want unique ideas and cake decorating secrets that will blow you away, click here for more information. 1st Birthday Cakes
In my previous post I discussed how the level of intricacy in your birthday cake designs can be increased using fondant. If fondant can do the trick, why do we need gum paste? What is gum paste? What is used for? And what exactly is the difference between fondant and gum paste?