This cake was special for me... it was for my nephew Tucker, son of my brother TJ and his darling wife Amy! Tucker and my baby Asher are only 3 weeks apart in age and I loved doing a cake for his very special 1st birthday! It was just pure JOY to do it for them!
His party theme was cowboy... and he was the most precious baby boy cowboy I've ever met!
And the rest of his party was just as adorable... check out the table for the cake...
... and all the kids got bandanas for party favors too! Here are 3 of my kiddos...
Isn't that fun? I wish I had gotten more pictures, but I was having too much fun just enjoying the party!
Now... a few more pics of the cake.
For the topper on this cake, I made a cowboy hat out of dark chocolate fondant with tylose mixed in to help it harden. I made the band for the hat using my extruder and then twisting the strands for rope effect!
For the bandana on the second tier, I used Satin Ice Red Vanilla fondant. I used Satin Ice Black Vanilla fondant for the paisleys and made them with a hand-made template. We rolled out some black fondant and then just traced around my template to cut out enough of them to cover the tier. Then I piped the white details on with vanilla buttercream.
I used my stitching wheel from the Wilton gum paste tools set for all the jeans details and then added a band of dark chocolate fondant for the belt.
For the belt buckle, I used MMF colored yellow, then I used a tiny #1 frosting tip to make the details around the edges and a modeling tool to make the impression of the "T" for Tucker! After I had the details on, I painted the surface with Edible Gold Gel and let it dry overnight!
To finish it up, I covered the board in dark chocolate fondant and used my wood grain impression mat to give it texture, then I laid some more rope around it!
I am so happy that I got to do this cake and be a part of Tucker's very special 1st birthday!
Any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments and I’m happy to answer & help!