It’s been more than a year since I made this Hot Air Balloons Cake, Smash Cake and Cupcakes, but since the Great Mississippi River Balloon Races are this weekend, it seemed the perfect time to post about them! I’m sure all recognize it, but the cake was inspired by this Jessica Harris cake
This cake was made before I had the Not Just Cakes by Annie cloud cutters, so I used a flower cutter and cut each “flower” in half to make a poofy could with a flat bottom… genius, huh? 🙂 Not really… but pretend with me.
The borders were done with one of my larger silicone pearl molds and the hot air balloons (on the big cake) were hand cut and designed.
You can read how to make the hot air balloon cupcake toppers here… I’ve done them several times now (including today)!
And the smash cake was a simple 6″ round cake (single layer) decorated with buttercream and the sugar hot air balloons.
Note – last y ear I initially took pics the night I finished the cake with a black background and my Ego lights (probably to send them to my client). I guess the next day I took more pics in natural light but never edited them… until now! That’s why I have a couple with the black and then the rest with the wood background. Which do you prefer?
For the bottom striped border, I used a Straight Frills cutter to get that pretty shaped edge (I don’t know what to call it). And I think that’s it!?
Do you have any questions about this cake? If so, leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!
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