December 15, 2013

Peter Rabbit 1st Birthday

Today I dropped off a cake for little Jax who turned 1.  His mom Leila contacted me through my niece Stephanie.  Leila was trying to find someone to make a totally nut free cake due to a nut allergy her nephew has.  Well Leila you came to the right place as we are totally nut free.  The theme for Jax's cake is Peter Rabbit.  When I think Peter Rabbit I think of soft colours, carrots (of course), white picket fence, a little pretty cottage.....well if you've read Peter Rabbit you'll get the picture.

I was inspired by a few cakes I found on line in the Peter Rabbit theme and picked a few things here and there and from my memory reading the Peter Rabbit books to my, now grown, girls when they were little.

What would a Peter Rabbit cake be if there were no Peter Rabbit? So to start I made Peter out of gum paste and gave him his little blue sweater.  I then made a little fondant basket to hold his carrots and a little yellow fondant blanket for his picnic.  The # 1 was made from fondant as well as the carrots.

And what better flavor to have for a Peter Rabbit theme? well carrot cake of course.  Both tiers are our very moist and delicious carrot cake which has no nuts or fruit.....I know but trust me it is filled with a cream cheese filling.  Peter's little cottage is done in fondant in a 2D effect with a white picket fence which goes around both bottom and top tiers.

I used edible gel food colours and watered them down to give me a soft water colour effect and painted the trees around the bottom tier and the grass along the bottom of each tier. Then added a few fondant flowers and bits of fondant grass here and there to give a little dimension.

All in all I think the effect worked out beautifully. 

Happy 1st Birthday Jax!

1 comment:

  1. A sweet little note sent by Leila;

    Hi Mary
    Thank you soo much for an outstanding cake both inside and out!!! Everyone raved about it.

    Thank you soo much for everything.