A former co-worker of mine asked me if I would make a birthday cake for her son’s 1st Birthday. How could I say no?
I had to make the cake ahead of time because I was going out of town so I needed to make sure it was a cake they could refrigerate. So no fondant. I decided to go with the ruffle buttercream because it looks great and even though it’s a ruffle it’s pretty gender neutral.
The only thing I had to work with was a picture of a banner that I translated into his name and a onesie with a big striped 1 on it.
The cake is vanilla butter cake and the bottom tier has a salted caramel buttercream, the middle tier has a lemon buttercream and the top (the smash cake) was vanilla all the way through. The cake was a lot of fun to make but surprisingly time consuming. Many thanks to my wonderful mom who actually helped with the letters and rolled all of those colored beads for me.Tags: balls, birthday, boy, buttercream, caramel, first, lemon, stripes
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