Matilda's 1st Birthday cake
This cake was for a very special 1st birthday.
12" round, 4" deep vanilla cake filled with Morello Cherry jam and Madagascan vanilla buttercream.
It was a last minute order and I didn’t plan anything really so just decorated as I went along and it ended up being one of my favourite cute cakes.
Before decorating with anything I sprayed my clean white cake with an edible pearl lustre dust. I love the sheen that this spray provides.
The quilting effect round the side was made by simply cutting even squares, and placing carefully on the side of the cake in alternate pink and white. I also used the stitching tool to add effect to the edges. I also cut a few love hearts out of a few of the squares for an extra effect.
I hand made the small toy blocks and used my annoying little tappits for spelling out Matilda.
I then scattered a few pink blossom flowers around the edges and adhered pretty little decorations to the sides of the cake.
Placed on a simply white iced board and finished with a satin pink ribbon.
Natalie, Wokingham, www.cuppiesncream.co.uk