Happy first birthday Jack! For Jack’s first birthday, his party theme was “Jack In The Box”-so cute! I was tasked with making the cake. I had a few parameters, it needed to be square and it needed to be colorful. I wanted to keep the cake elegant but still appropriate for a kids party. I think I achieved that goal! I kept the cake simple, clean, cheerful and fun.
I covered the cake board with tons of colored wedges of fondant and let that dry overnight. I rolled out different colors of fondant and used different textured mats to create some interest on the triangle bunting pieces. After adding the texture I cut out lots of triangles. I used a clay extruder to create the twisted rope and attached it to the cake with some sugar glue. I used a shell border fondant mold to make the borders all around the cake. I think it gives the cake a really authentic, childlike, old fashioned cake look.
I added some texture to the “number one” before cutting it out of blue fondant. The Jack In The Box was really fun to design. I just made him up as I went, trying to keep him cute and playful. I made his collar from 2 blue fondant star shapes. I used a clay extruder to make the hair, but I twisted each piece before attaching it to his head. Happy first birthday Jack!