Sunday, January 16, 2011
Stripes & Dots 1st Bday Cake
Another 1st Birthday cake. This design of stripes and polka dots is pretty simple but effective. The hardest part was actually the cupcake! I couldn't find and jumbo sized wrappers that were anything but white, so I ended up spraying some food coloring on one. After placing the cupcake in the painted wrapper, the paper flared out and it didn't look right at all. Fortunately I was able to solve the problem with a little hot glue (nothing that touched the cake!) and it gave me the look I was hoping for. Also had to use a generous amount of buttercream to ensure that the chocolate cake didn't poke through.
This is my first time using a new layout for my photos. I think the cakes look much nicer with the colored background, so I'm currently going through my website gallery and giving all my past cakes the color treatment. Very time consuming but it will be worth it in the end!