I needed to make a decision for my daughter's first birthday cake...I knew I wanted something cute but not "frizzy" and I found the perfect cake!
A Babushka Doll - The verdict - simple, girly but not frizzy, allowed for personal choice of colours - perfect!
I decided to 'cheat' a bit with the cake mix and purchased a white mud cake mix from a local cake decorating store, this is what they use for special ordered cakes so I figured it would taste pretty good.
The cake mix ended up being too much for the tin so I made two loaf tins with the leftover mix - one of which became the baby babushka cake!
The cake took approximately two hours to cook, I couldn't believe how well the cake was to cut and use once cooled.
I found a colouring-in page of a Babushka doll using Google image search - this was great because it wasn't too detailed for a template. I printed this off and then enlarged it to A3, from there I traced the body shape and details such as the face outline and where her top half of her dress falls.
Template design on greaseproof paper
The colours I chose were inspired by one of my daughters winter beanie hats - it is becoming too small for her now and I am too attached to it to put it in the too small bag of clothes! The dusty pink and moss green combination is just gorgeous so these were my two colour choices.
I cut around the doll shape and then used this to cut around for the cake shape.
With the paper still in place I stuck toothpicks around the face shape and across the dress. I then lifted the paper up and left the toothpicks in the cake.
I used Chocolate Nesquik to help colour the hair and then ran a toothpick through for texture once I had spread it on the cake.
Finished with a bow in her hair!
The finished Mumma and Baby
Also on the menu for the birthday treats were...
We had the party favourites like Choclate Crackles, Honey Joys, Frog in a pond and Fairy Bread made by my mother-in-law Sue and good friend Natalie.
We also had some new favourites which had everyone talking!
Tiny Teddy Racing Cars
These were made by my sister-in-law Nici - they were a hit! They are made using Mini Milky Ways for the car, smarties for the wheels, lifesaver type lollies for the steering wheels and Tiny Teddies for the drivers! Optional extras - Mini M&M's for headlights!
Teacups and Saucers
Nici also made these gorgeous little sweets, TickTock biscuits for the saucer, marshmallow for the cup , freckle for the top and lifesaver type lollie for the handle.
Melted chocolate poured into coloured plastic spoons and decorated with
sprinkles or any other lolly topping.
How do you eat it?? Whatever way you want!
A wonderful day with plenty of delicious food to share!
Creative Chick Parade @ The Girl Creative