This Alice in Wonderland Cake (and smash cake and cookies and cupcakes) was so.much.fun!! When my client sent me pics of the different elements from different cakes that she wanted included on her cake, I knew I was about to get to make a unique and beautiful cake.
The only drawback... I've never actually seen (read?) Alice in Wonderland. See... I don't even know if it's a movie or book. Or both? I know, I know. Once again I'm that weird girl living in a bubble. Just like I was with the Wizard of Oz Cake Pops.
Alice in Wonderland Cake
This meant I had to rely 100% on other cakes and inspiration around the web because I had no first-hand knowledge of the story to draw from. Yep. I haven't seen that one either.
Normally I don't have amazing pictures from birthday parties, but today I do, SO first I'm going to just load you up with a ton of beautiful pictures. Then I'm going to share all of the details (that cake decorators want to know) at the bottom.
If that's what you're looking for, just scroll all the way down. But really... please pause and check out the party. SO gorgeous!
Anywho... if you're no longer gasping at my "Alice in Wonderland" ignorance, keep reading for all the details and to see the amazing pictures from the party.
Oh and this sweet baby girl who was celebrating her ONE-derland party... her name was Rose!
Then when you get done scrolling past all the eye candy... I share my details from making the sweets! Okay, here we go...
Was that the most gorgeous party or what?! I'm drooling still...
The Cake Details & More
Now here are the details for all of my cakey friends:
The Alice in Wonderland Cake was one of my all-time favorites. So pretty and fun and lots of details to fawn over!
- The cake was 4", 6" and 8" tiers. They were baked in my favorite Magic Line Pans. The flavor was wedding cake with vanilla buttercream.
- The cake was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant.
- To make the ribbon & bow, I used my favorite ribbon cutter. I don't have a tutorial for the bow - sorry!
- I used tiny heart plunger cutters (bottom and middle tiers), small heart cutters (top tier) and small diamond cutters (bottom tier).
- The cards were made with Satin Ice Gum Paste and I used food markers to do the black diamond card and the heart cutter & royal icing for the heart cards.
- For the pocket watch, I used round cutters, food markers, and then imperial gold dust mixed with lemon extract to paint it gold.
- You can find pre-made sugar roses at Caljava.com. I purchased white ones and sprayed them with Pink Wilton Colormist.
- The "1" topper was painted with the same gold mixture as the watch and I have a (very old) tutorial here for how to make the gum paste numbers.
- Butterflies were cut using these butterfly plunger/cutters.
- The board was covered with pink fondant and finished with ribbon on the edges. I have a tutorial for that here.
Ruffles Smash Cake
- The smash cake was single layer of wedding cake.
- It was decorated with vanilla buttercream using a Wilton #104 Petal Tip.
- Board was covered in homemade marshmallow fondant and finished with a ribbon (see tutorial here).
Teapot, Pocket Watch & Ace of Hearts Cookies
Ya'll know cookies aren't my thing, but I thought these these turned out pretty cute!
- I used round cutteres, a teapot cookie cutter and I used the wavy edge of this pastry wheel and a sewing ruler to to make the cards.
- Click here for my favorite roll-out sugar cookie recipe and the royal icing recipe that I use.
- I used black food markers to make the numbers on the pocket watches.
Okie-dokie! I think that's everything! If I missed any details or you have any questions, leave me a comment!