It’s late here on Sunday night and once again I find myself up and blogging. 🙂 Tonight I’m sharing this Bright Colors Chevron Smash Cake & Cupcakes.
I’m embarrassed to say I can’t remember if there was another theme in motion for the party and I have just forgotten… or if maybe they were just using bright colors for Chase’s 1st birthday.
Either way – I was in love with the colors and had the best time mixing and matching frosting to get bold, rich bright colored frosting! I wish I could tell you the formula for each color but it really was a matter of a lot of trial and error!
Aren’t those just amazing colors?? I’m completely smitten with them! I know I used (all Americolor) Electric Green, Violet, Regal Purple, some Electric Blue and Electric Purple. You can get all of the Americolor Electric Colors here.
For the little smash cake, I used Not Just Cakes by Annie Chevron cutters. The fondant was all homemade marshmallow fondant and I used the same gel colors to get each color of fondant. This little cake was messy and I was really sad about it.
I think I just had too much buttercream on it and/or I didn’t chill it long enough before trying to add the chevrons. The buttercream just kept squishing everywhere when I was trying to work on it and get the stripes straight. One day I’ll learn and exercise patience…. maybe.
It didn’t really matter though… she seemed to enjoy it!! 😀 (One of my most favorite smash cake pictures EVER!)
A few more details for you:
- The number was cut with a “1” from this Fox Run Cutters set (love those!)
- I used Funky Alphabet Tappit cutters for her name. See my tutorial on using Tappits here.
- The cake and cupcakes were vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.
And that’s it I think!! But if I forgot something and/or you have any other questions, leave them in the comments!! Happy Caking!
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