Monday, July 28, 2008

Hats off to the Birthday Boy!

As I is another one of my most recent creative adventures! Our little guy (now middle child...hmmm) had his birthday this past weekend. He never goes far without his favourite baseball cap so I thought what could possibly be a better cake than the cap itself.

It took some convincing to get him to wear his hat frontwards but Mummy won that battle so here he is just delighted with his cake and his matching hat! I caught no end of grief because there was no maple leaf on the cake but I thought I ought to be excused as we have a 3week old infant in the house!!!

Here is a close-up of the cake itself...I made the letters with white chocolate and an alphabet mold. The cake itself was 3 layers (2 yellow and 1 chocolate) with Strawberry buttercream icing between the layers. Yummy! I baked and layered the cakes then I froze them and sculpted them into the shape of a hat. This is the first time I have ever sculpted a cake so I learned a lot here...I am looking forward to the next one!

The cake is iced in marshmallow fondant while the bill, the button and the adjustable strap on the back are made out of gum paste. This was my first time working with gum paste as well but it didn't cause me too much trouble!

Happy 4th Birthday Sean!



Pamela said...

Holy Cow!! You are amazing. You did ALL of that with a new baby in the house? That is fabulous. You should be did a FABULOUS job.

The Food Librarian said...

this is the cutest cake I've ever seen! you can see the joy in birthday boy's face!!

Jacque said...

Wow, I can't believe that's your first sculpted cake! It's fantastic! Your son is a cutie pie :)