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!

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