Here is one of the cutest first birthday cakes I have made to date! It was inspired by the birthday invitations which featured all these colors and elegant butterflies. I covered each tall cake tier in hot pink fondant. I then cut out different color strips of fondant, angled them in fun ways and placed them on the cake. The strips of pearls added an extra dimension of fun and whimsy. I made the butterflies out of fondant in advance so they had a chance to dry. I folded the butterflies a little bit in the center and allowed them to dry that way so they looked like they had some movement and were flying around the cake. I cut a plaque to feature the birthday girl’s name using a custom cutter that my husband 3D printed for me. Happy first birthday Zahara!