Silhouette First Birthday Cake

Silhouette First Birthday Cake

How classy is this first birthday girl?  I made little Malka a cake that I would make for myself.  The panels on the bottom tier were all hand cut and dried before applied around the cake.  I learned the technique from Jessica Harris’ Craftsy class: Clean and Simple Cake Design.  I love the texture and dimension it gives the cake.

gum paste baby blocks

These baby blocks are the perfect way to display the birthday girl’s name.  I cut 6 white gum paste squares for each block and let them dry for a few days.  Once dry, I glued them together with stiff white royal icing.  To get them a little more even and squared off, I used a microplane zester to shave off any ragged edges.  Then I applied the letters around each block.

silhouette plaqueThe silhouette plaque on the top tier was inspired by the birthday invitation.  I hand cut the gray silhouette out of gum paste.  The little pink bow is my favorite part, it is the cutest little touch!  Happy first birthday Malka!

  • Shoshana Ohriner

    such a pretty cake!

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    You never cease to amaze – always so original!

  • this cake is beautiful! what a classy and elegant one-year-old!

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    Beautiful! Love the silhouette of the girl!

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    My 5 year old saw this and won’t stop talking about the ‘pretty cake with the girlie on it’

  • Gorgeous. Of course.

  • I love the silhouette, so many ideas.

  • mayihavethatrecipe

    Such a girly and beautiful cake. Love it!