First Birthday Mini Cake

For my daughter’s first birthday I chose the theme “Ballerina Ball”. The post for the entire party is here:

Ballerina Birthday

I made a mini-replica of her birthday cake for her to eat herself at the party.

Photo courtesy of CnC Moments Photography in Dallas, TX

Photo Courtesy of CnC Moments Photography in Dallas, TX

To make the cake, I baked one cupcake (bottom layer) and one smaller cake baked in a mini tart pan (top layer).  I covered it in fondant, quilted the bottom and added French Dragees and added the petals from hydrangea to match the full sized cake.  To see the full sized cake click this post here:

Peony Princess Cake

Before she ate the cake, I removed the Hydrangeas and Dragees and let her have at it!

Photo Courtesy of CnC Moments Photography in Dallas, TX

Photo Courtesy of CnC Moments Photography in Dallas, TX

Photo Courtesy of CnC Moments Photography in Dallas, TX

Photo Courtesy of CnC Moments Photography in Dallas, TX

Photo Courtesy of CnC Moments Photography in Dallas, TX

Peony Princess Cake

For my daughter’s first birthday I chose the theme “Ballerina Ball”. The post for the entire party is here:

Ballerina Birthday

This post is to highlight the cake I made for her party.

Picture Courtesy of CnC Moments Photography in Dallas, TX

Since the cake was the last thing to make for Brie’s party, I was in quite a hurry and trying to get this done at the last minute, so I did not take the step-by-step pictures that I usually do.

The materials I used for the cake were a quilting tool, a stencil tool, French Dragees, a real fresh peony and a real fresh hydrangea broken into petal clusters.

I baked two 8 inch and two 6 inch cakes to make the two double layers.  I covered both with white marshmallow fondant.  I used the quilting tool to quilt the bottom layer and attached the dragees in the quilted points with a dot of icing.  I used a stencil tool to make a design on the second layer.  But unfortunately, I determined the layers were not thick enough to have a design and the hydrangeas  together so that both could be clearly seen, so if you try to recreate this cake, I suggest you make two tiers made with three cake layers each, or just forget about the stencil.  I put the fresh peony on top and circled both it and the first tier with the petal clusters from the hydrangea.

Photo courtesy of CnC Moments Photography in Dallas, TX

I also made a mini-version of this cake that can be found at:

Mini Cake