First 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.
I 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.