I love getting requests for theme cakes I have never done. When I first started making cakes many years ago, topsy turvy cakes were all the rage. They were so trendy that I started hating them. Now they are requested, but a lot less often. I haven’t actually made one in so long that I don’t even have a post about it! I’m not even sure I have a photo! When I got an order for an Alice in Wonderland cake, you better believe this was going to be a topsy turvy cake. Abby’s sister asked for a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake for her 2nd birthday, and a Frozen cake for her 3rd. I love that the two sisters have such different interests and personalities!
I started making this cake by decorating the cake board. I cut squares of black and white fondant and glued them to a cake board in a checkered pattern. I love how the black and white graphic makes the whole cake pop out of the cake board.
The Cheshire Cat was a really important part of the cake. I cut all the pieces out of fondant and pieced them together. I used a black food coloring marker to add the outlines and black details. Once I added the face to the cake, something was missing, so I added some paws and immediately, the cat was done!
For the top tier I used a mint green fondant and then lightened it up to create the harlequin pattern. I cut all the diamonds by hand and placed them one by one on the cake. Then I attached heart shaped candies to all the corners.
No Alice in Wonderland cake would be complete without a tea cup! I took one of my own tea cups and shaped a piece of fondant inside. I let it dry for a few days so it would hold the shape. I formed the handle, base, and saucer separately and assembled after each piece was dry. I painted the tea cup details with gold luster dust mixed with vodka and a fine paintbrush. Since Abby is celebrating her 2nd birthday, I put a number 2 on a playing card with hearts, reminiscent of the Queen of Hearts. The cake was still missing some whimsy so I added these ribbon roses and hearts on swirled cloth covered wire. Happy Birthday Abby! Hope it was wonderful!