Some families have the custom of waiting to cut a little boy’s hair until he is 3 years old. When my nephew turned 3, we celebrated his birthday with a party and a hair cutting ceremony. He needed the perfect cake for the celebration! I love this new look of making a shorter bottom tier, then a super tall center tier, and a small top tier. I have been doing it a lot lately, and I’m not sick of it yet!
On the bottom tier I draped some fondant tzitzit, traditional garb for a boy starting at 3 years old. To make the strings I used my clay extruder and some white fondant. It’s definitely one of my favorite non cake tools!
For the center tier I used a fish scale pattern cutter and placed these fondant cutouts in a randomized pattern. Then I added a pair of gum paste hair scissors. One of the kids at the party thought they were real! That was a huge compliment.
The cake was topped off with a fondant yarmulke and 3 fondant candles. Happy 3rd Birthday Aryeh!
4 thoughts on “Upsherin Birthday Cake”
What a lucky nephew, that his aunt can make him such a wonderful cake!
Wow this cake is gorgeous!
how did you shape the fondant kippa?
I cut out a circle and draped over an upside down bowl. I probably used a lot or cornstarch so it didn’t stick. But you could also use a styrofoam ball to shape it.
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