OK, OK, I know it wasn't the best Dr. Seuss rhyme but you catch my drift. We like green eggs and ham when made into a mile-high cake, who wouldn't? I must say this project was one of my favorites, it took me back to my childhood and I really enjoyed having to get a little artistic. I was asked to recreate a Dr. Seuss world of treats for a 1st birthday. I made cake pops into Truffula Trees, Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes and the very infamous Dr. Seuss hat atop the story of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Lucky for me I had the time this weekend to really pay attention to all the details this project required. Lets take a look!
Truffula Tree Cake Pops:
Thing 1, Thing 2 Cupcakes:
Dr. Seuss Hat cake:
This cake was a simple vanilla custard cake with a chocolate ganache filling. Chocolate ganache is such an easy yet luxurious filling for cakes and can last a long time outside of the refrigerator. I applied the fondant piece by piece to create the striped cartoon-y feel of Dr. Seuss' hat. We just HAD to throw on some green eggs and drew in some black lines to capture that old school sketched cartoon look. I measured out the size of the white fondant that acted as the rim of the hat by using my 10" cake board for the outer layer and used the 6" cake board to cut a hole in the middle to place the top part of the hat on.
one fish, two fish, red fish blue fish cake:
All the fish are free hand cut-outs that I used my sharp fondant slicer and an edible black marker to draw in the faces and the outlines. The waves are also separate pieces of fondant in which I used a pizza cutter to create the tall sharp edges and painted on strokes of blue food coloring gel to show some contrast in the waves. I also put 5 cake dowels in this cake to support the weight of the Hat that sat on top of it. Overall, I think I hit the nail on the head with this one and I couldn't be happier with the results.
This was my quick staging at my house before everything went out for delivery. Just so you know I made a lot more cake pops and cupcakes than whats pictured.
How's that for a finale? How adorable was this spread?! Nicole, my client was so crafty and did such an amazing job creating such a beautiful back drop for her sons 1st birthday! What a success!
just some more photo fun:
Thanks for dropping by! Make sure you guys book me for your next party! I am getting busy :)
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