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.
Then for the bottom, I used homemade marshmallow fondant (MMF) a mix of Americolor Navy blue, Royal Blue, and Black to get the "jeans" color .
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!
You are a genius!!
Hello rose you are very inspiring im thankful for you sharing your recipes not alot of people do that and the fact that you have 6 kids AND Bake I have 2 small boys under 4 and its a Challenge! GOD BLESS YOU… YOUR STRAWBERRY BUTTERCREAM IS AMAZINGB:)
Thank you so much Kelley!
Hi Rose, I want to make a cake like this for my son's 1st bday but I'm just learning. Can you explain how to get the knot and the ends of the bandana?
I cut out two "ends" with the comma shaped cutters and just place them end to end with the big ends touching. Then I roll out a thin strip of fondant and roll it up into a ball and set that over the juncture of the two ends. Does that make sense?
Yes! Thank you so much? And also, what do you use to attach your embellishments like the belt buckle? It seems like it would be heavy to attach.
I use sugar glue or royal icing.
Hi Erin! I just posted a tutorial today: https://rosebakes.com/make-fondant-bandana-knot/ Best of luck with your cake!!
That's awesome! Thank you!! 🙂