Preppy First Birthday Cake

Preppy First Birthday CakeFirst birthday cakes for little boys are really hard to design.  I made this cake for my nephew Ely, and as usual I was given artistic freedom.  Sometimes it is harder when I don’t have any guidelines, because then I have too many ideas.  I know the color scheme here is sort of patriotic but when I see this cake I don’t think 4th of July.  It just looks cute and preppy.

argyle fondant cakeI am really obsessed with patterns lately so I knew I wanted to apply an argyle pattern to the bottom tier of this cake.  I cut out blue squares and turned them to give them the diamond look.  Then I used my linguine pasta attachment on my kitchen aid stand mixer to roll out thin and perfect red stripes.

Number One Cake LabelI added a simple number one label to the top tier.  I like how simple the top tier is compared to the dramatic pattern on the bottom tier.

Cupcake Cake TopperThe cake was topped off with a giant cupcake adorned with a cute fondant candle.  The cupcake was taken off the top of the cake and given to Ely to use as his own personal smash cake.  He loved it!

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    I love seeing pictures from 1 year olds birthday parties! The cake in the face…the cutest!

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    Love the smash cake concept! This is really neat- I love your designs!

  • Very sweet.