My good friend Tina asked me to make a birthday cake for her daughter Jenna and I did and had lots of fun decorating it. Jenna is into horses recently. At first I thought of transferring a picture of a horse in a blooming field to the cake and just star-pipe it with different colors, but I change my mind later and decide to go 3D– putting a little barn house and some horses on the cake! This is more vivid plus Jenna will have the present to take home rather than all eaten by the guests!
It’s a 3-layered cake filled with fresh strawberries and Pastry Pride (a non-diary whipping cream product) so the cake won’t taste super SWEET inside. On the cake surface I used butter cream icing or the decoration won’t show. I prepared the following ahead of time and froze them– icing (white, green and different shades of pink), flowers on the side. Since the horses and the barn house aren’t very girly look at all, I decided to add ruffles to the sides of the cake in various pink and add the flowers so the cake will look like for a little girl than boy! (plus Jenna likes pink!) The other feminine touch is the blooming vines on the front and back of the barn house. Oh, “SRC” is my initial– I have decided to leave my initial somewhere on the work 🙂 To make cleaning up the toys easier, I taped a clear plastic underneath the flat bottom of the toys (barn house, water tank and hay feeder). I wanted to add some trees and possibly a hill but the cake isn’t big enough for the extras. Also, this time instead of writing the words on the cake, I have decided to “flower” the words–as if they are blooming, forming clusters in the field and the horse are looking at the flowering words. Oh, the barn house would sit on the top left corner and there would be one more horse stepping out of the house while looking at the birthday words too. I decided not to put the barn house on the cake until the party started on the safe side.
Here are the work details: grass– tip #233; ruffles on the sides of cake–#67; flowers on the side of cake–#107; vine on barn house (front & back)– #2; tiny flowers on barn house– #13; flowers in the field– #16; words– #16. Colors used: leafy green, pink, white (base coat).