As I’m sure you’ll have figured out by now, I love any excuse to make a cake! A new baby is one of my favourite cake making occasions – an excuse to go wild with super cute patterns, fondants, all in beautiful pastel colours.
This one was for a lovely little girl named Mollie, and I wanted to keep it simple yet effective. Some beautiful girlie flowers, interspersed with bright butterflies. And of course – personalised with her name in sparkles!
The cake was a simple 2 layer sponge with one large and one small round; I covered each section separately with plain white fondant.
Onto the decoration – I stuck with three bright, vibrant colours, that still stuck with the baby girl theme. A pretty pink, pastel purple, and lemon yellow.
The flowers were cut in four different sizes in pink and purple, and the butterflies in yellow. Then just layered on, stuck down with a small amount of normal liquid icing.
Onto the name itself – and I suck with the same pink and purple fondant colours to tie the whole cake together. To get the right height, I measured the small cake before cutting strips of fondant in the correct width, and used a sharp knife to free hand cut the letters.
Again they were stuck on with a dab of liquid icing, before being finished with a fantastic layer of edible glitter. To get the glitter so dense, I mixed together a few drops of water with some of the glitter, and used a thin paintbrush to carefully apply on the shapes.
Incredibly easy to do but so cute and effective – Mollie’s parents were delighted, and I hope she will be able to look back and see her very first cake when she grows up!