February 27, 2011

Dr. Seuss cake

Well yesterday was Nathaniel's 1st birthday.  Nathaniel is the son of Mel & Phil's friends. The theme was Dr. Seuss, One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.  We had fun doing this cake as we got to use our new air brush. Oh the possibilities!  Anyway, Nathaniel's mom ordered a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. She also brought us a picture of a cake she found on Cake Central and asked if we could replicate it.  Thanks to Brea1026 on Cake Central for the inspiration.  We just modified it slightly to incorporate the "One fish, two fish" theme.  Here's a look at the cake we made;

The hat part of the cake we actually covered Styrofoam as it would have been way too much cake. The red stripes on the hat were airbrushed as was the actual cake airbrushed in blue. All other details are made from fondant and painted with edible food colouring.  The fish were cut out from white fondant, coloured and shaded for definition.  I think it turned out quite good and according to Mel everyone at the party loved it.  We also were asked to make a small smash cake, so in keeping with the theme we decided to make a fish.  I carved the fish out of red velvet cake and Mel iced it in green cream cheese icing and outlined and defined the details in black icing.  Actually came out quite cute, take a look;

May you have many more wonderful birthdays!!!

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