SNAP! A year has gone by so quickly and here we are celebrating my son’s FIRST birthday! All my family came over from Italy so we took the occasion to have him baptised too and we had a big party with fab food, lots of cake and obviously Prosecco!
For this party I planned to create a Carousel dessert table and I challenged myself to create a 3 tier carousel cake (yes, there is a hidden cake under the cone too!)…it literallly drove me mad! At one point I was ready to throw everything out of the window. Lucky my husband came to help me and together we finished decorating what it felt like an endless cake job!
Because we took many pictures of the beautiful day, this post is about the dessert table. Another post will follow soon with more pictures dedicated to Leonardo “the cake smasher”!
The sweets included vanilla and orange cupcakes topped with cloud frosting and carousel horses made out of fondant.
I used different party favours and filled them with candy rock and golden chocolate.
For this dessert table I sticked to light blue, white and golden colours which I thought looked great together!
I really don’t know where to start describing this cake. It was hard to make it because of the many challenging tasks like trying to cover the cone without breaking the fondant or figuring out how to make the horses stand up without breaking them or making them fall, and many many others. But I’m glad I did not give up as it was my original idea to make a Carousel cake and I sticked to it! At the end I was pretty happy with the final result!
I was so inspired by many amazing pictures of babies wearing fun cone hats for their first birthdays so I made a light blue cone hat and cut a number one out of a golden glittery paper. Then I made a wollen pom pom and I attached it to the top. You will see in my next post how cute Leonardo looked with the hat on!
Can you tell some little person tried to grab the biscuit letters?
Every single golden detail was brushed with golden lustre dust and carefully glued (don’t worry it was edible glue) to the white fondant. It was so difficult not to get the fondant stained with the golden powder!
Not sure if it’s the new oven but these cupcakes were incredibly light and fluffy!
To create the baroque details I rolled out some fondant and pressed it in plastic moulds. After making 10 decorations of so they finally stopped breaking and started coming out fine.
I was so excited when I received this ferris wheel cupcake holder! I saw many pictures of it on various American websites and I looked for it for ages but it was only available overseas or available to be shipped over here for crazy prices. Glad I didn’t give up and eventually found one for a very good price!
Would you believe this was my first time creating paper pin wheels?
I think my husband still have nightmares about these little fondants dots. He made many of them and then carefully covered them in lustre dust… seriously when did he become so patient?!?!
I love marshmallows and I thought it was a fun idea to have them on a stick as a little treat.
Vanilla cookie biscuits covered in fondant went down pretty fine with many glasses of prosecco.
Many many balloons in the air…
Chocolate bars wrapped in golden paper.
My relatives at the beginning thought it was a fake cake… it was not!
How precious this day was I cannot even describe it.. unforgettable!
Don’t miss my next post where Leonardo will be presented with his own First Birthday cake covered with cream. Will he smash it or gently eat it? Wait and see…