Hazel’s Birthday Cake has been by far my absolute favorite cake to make to date.
Initially, I was planning on doing a three tier cake, where the top tier would have a hand painted image of Jemima Puddle-Duck, similar to the hand painted Peter Rabbit from the middle tier.
I wanted Hazel’s birthday to have a touch of femininity and I figured the best way to do it was to include a lot of florals. For that reason, I decided that the bottom tier would be full of tiny, delicate and dainty flowers. It took me just over 8 hours to make and attach each one of the 600 flowers. I used the Wilton Fondant Imprint Mat Floral set (you can find it on my amazon storefront under “Baking Essentials”) to add a little dimension to each flower. I then brushed them with Fancy Sprinkles Champagne Rose Gold Prism Powder to add a subtle shimmer (I’ve linked it at the end of this post).
As it usually happens when you are planning an event, I left the middle tier to the very last minute, so I had to scramble to hand paint (free hand) the Peter Rabbit. I used Wiltons gel food coloring to create a washed out water color effect, added a fondant fence, and topped it off with a couple of floral details.
The cake was looking like it was missing a little something, so I made a fondant cake topper using a #1 cookie cutter. I used a silicone mold to spell out HAZEL using fondant.
The beautiful paper block letters spelling O N E right under the cake were made by the amazingly talented Creations by Jazzmine Rose, she is a local Montreal mompreneur and you can find her on Instagram.
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What is your favorite thing about this cake? What would you have done differently? Tell me in the comments, I’d love to know.