Beth started planning Blakely's 1st birthday party while she was planning her blowout Halloween party. Needless to say, she was on party overload. So I took that opportunity to
The party was ridiculously cute. I wish I had pictures of the party, but just imagine zebra and hot pink on everything. It was so girlie and pretty!!
Here is the cake:
It was a white cake with a bright pink oreo filling.
I learned a lot from this cake. First of all, I learned that sometimes accenting with fondant over fondant can look very sloppy if not done properly. In this case, the black stripes were thick and crackly (2nd & 3rd things I learned - roll out the fondant much thinner and make sure the fondant is well moisturized!). So, as a last minute decision, I piped white buttercream along the edges of the black stripes. I was not thrilled with how it looked. It was sloppy, but looked much better than it did without the piping.
Here is a closeup (I can't believe I'm going to show this!)
I wish I could make this cake all over again. I know I could do it MUCH better. Who wants me to make this cake for them???