Last Friday I shared with you our candid shots of Asher's first birthday cake. It was a blast and you have to see these pictures if you missed them! That "party" was just us... hubby and me and our 6 kids. But on Sunday afternoon, we had all of my family over plus a few friends to celebrate with a big party!
For this cake, I had the hardest time trying to decide what to do. I mean, he's 1... he's not really "into" anything. The only thing my baby truly loves is a VeggieTales blanket and pillow set that his MawMaw gave him for Christmas. He just giggles every time he sees it. I can put him on the floor with it and he'll just roll around on it, wrap it on himself... and drag it behind when he crawls. It's so cute!
Anyway, so after decided to do something with Bob, I then found these adorable 1st Birthday plates and napkins at Walmart... the colors matched Bob perfectly! A plan started to form in my mind and I came up with this cake.
I loved the colors, the stripes and polka dots... the whole thing just worked!!
Now I'm not a party planner or decorator... or anything like that, but I thought the table was cute once I got it all set up. The kids added Bob to the table, and there were also about 50 red, blue, and white balloons floating around the house and some stars with a "1" streamers hanging above the cake.
I didn't make the smash cake nearly as big as Sarah did on Friday (because he didn't need that much cake again!), but he um... loved it just as much!!
See? Same approach as Friday! Eating his cake face first!!
Anyway... Bob was baked with the small Wilton Sports Ball Pan Set. He was vanilla cake with cream cheese filling and frosting then covered in Satin Ice Red Vanilla Fondant. You can see my tutorial on how I cover a round cake in fondant here.
UPDATE: I used Wilton Star cutters for the stars on the cake and the wires. See this "How to Put Stars on Wires for Cakes". For all the dots, I used the smallest cutters in this Ateco Round Cutters set.
Did I miss anything? If you have questions about how to make this cake, please leave comments!!
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