A little baby girl is a garden of joy, and you can celebrate baby’s first birthday with this sweet Our Garden Girl Cake. A whimsical cake surrounded by cute cupcakes, this tasty centerpiece is great for serving a crowd. You can even use this project for another springtime occasion by changing the cake topper to suit your occasion. Featuring colorful flowers and sweet Butterfly Icing Decorations, this cake and cupcake combo is a dessert blooming with creativity.
8 oz. skin tone;
1/8 oz. black;
amount of white.
Roll out 1/8 in.
thick as needed.
Cut a 6 in. dia
circle to cover head, a 2 1/2 in. x 8 in. strip to
cover top of body. Brush globes with piping
gel and wrap with fondant, using hands to
smooth. Use knife to cut away fondant from
open holes. Cut a 1 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. white strip;
attach for diaper using damp brush. Cut pillar
to 4 1/2 in. long. Slide globes onto pillar. For
arms, roll 5/8 in. dia.x 3 in. long logs; flatten
end of hands and cut slits for fingers. Attach
with piping gel. For ears, roll out some skin
tone fondant; cut two circles using wide end
of tip 3. Trim off 1/3; shape and attach to head.
Roll tiny ball nose; attach. Roll and flatten
small balls for cheeks; attach. Roll thin logs
for eyes and smile; attach. For feet, shape two
ovals 3/4 in. wide x 1 1/2 in. long x 1 1/4 in. thick.
Flatten and taper; attach with piping gel. Roll
and attach tiny ball toes in graduated sizes.
Let dry. For yellow hair curl, roll a 1/8 in. dia.
x 1 3/4 in. long log. Shape into curl and let dry
flat. For bow, cut a 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. strip. Fold
ends to center to form loops and attach using
damp brush. For knot, cut a 1/4 in. x 1 in. strip.
Wrap around center; secure with damp brush.
Let dry on side. Reserve excess fondant.
Also: Make cupped
flowers. Reserve excess fondant.
Tint fondant: 1 oz.
blue, 1 1/4 oz. yellow;
1 1/2 oz. orange; 1 1/2 oz.
rose. Roll out 1/8 in.
thick as needed. For
cupped flowers, use
medium Cut-Out to cut one pink, three blue
and four yellow. Place on thick shaping
foam and cup using small ball tool from set.
Let dry in cornstarch-dusted melting plate.
For centers, roll 1/4 in. dia. fondant balls in
contrasting colors. Attach with piping gel.
After assembled on cake, attach prepared
cupped flower, curl and bow.
Bake and cool 2-layer cake. Ice cake smooth. Tint 8 oz.
fondant green; also use reserved pink and orange. Roll
out fondant 1/8 in. thick as needed. For flower stems, cut 13
green strips, 3/16 in. wide in lengths from 2 in. to 3 1/2 in. Cut
26 green leaves using smallest Cut-Out from set. Place
on medium foam and score veins using small veining tool
Cut a 6 in. diameter green circle. Use rotary cutter to cut
a wavy edge. Position on cake top. Position baby topper.
Roll a green log 1/8 in. diameter x 1 1/2 in. long for flower
stem; attach in and under baby?s hand. Attach cupped
pink flower, bow and hair curl using fondant adhesive.
Bake and cool cupcakes. Ice tops with tip 1M swirl. Position
butterfly wings. Roll 3/8 in. ball of reserved orange fondant
into 1 in. long tapered body. Attach over wings using dots
of icing. Position cupcake wrap. Position cupcakes around