The ladybug theme is perfect for a first birthday! Penelope’s Mom said they were celebrating her first birthday with a pink and black ladybug theme. She sent me several inspirational pictures and shared what she liked about each one.
I LOVE it when I have the opportunity to base a design on many different cakes, so making Penelope’s cake was a joy from the first email. This post is to share the creative process with you as much as the finished product.
First birthdays are such exciting milestones! Parents are thrilled to invite their friends, family and of course the baby’s friends! I recently had the opportunity to bake for 1 year old Marcella and her family. They wanted a colorful gumball cake that featured musical instruments with gumballs for fun color accents. The party would be at Jillian’s Drawers, a local store in Ithaca, NY. It would be a large gathering of parents, babies and friends.
Marcella’s parents hoped to have the gumball birthday cake colored pink and green both inside AND outside.
The cakes are ready to bake. I used a 6″ cake and a 9″ cake for Marcella’s gumball birthday cake. Continue reading
Pinterest and Google Images have changed the landscape of cake design. In years past when a customer emailed or called to order a cake, usually it would start with a theme. Most of the time I had free reign to figure out the direction of the cake. This was great FUN and sometimes extremely challenging! In fact, in the first several years of cake designing, I copied only one cake – a Martha Stewart teapot cake.
Now, most of the time I receive multiple pictures from Pinterest or screen shots from Google Images. It is a completely different type of challenge while still being A LOT of FUN! Continue reading