Topsy Turvy Animal Kingdom Cake (2912)
Many years ago we had the pleasure of creating this towering wedding cake for Ellen’s daughter Suzi. More recently we collaborated with the family to create a baby shower cake for Suzi baby Liam.
Now a year later, Liam is turning one and we were fortunate to work with them again on this jungle & sporty themed 1st birthday cake. Animals on the cake included a sporty monkey, a zebra with a baseball mitt, a giraffe with a hockey stick, a tiger in a football jersey, and an elephant with a football.
Liam was kind enough to send us this note and photo! (Impressive huh? :))
Thank you to Anne Heap and the Pink Cake Box. Great first birthday – Liam
Susi left us this wonderful comment on facebook:
We can’t say enough about the safari cake you made for Liam’s first birthday! Not only was it a showstopper centerpiece but it was also delicious!! Thank you so much!
Happy Birthday Liam we are so glad we had the opportunity to create this cake for your special day!
Update: Here are some additional animal and jungle first birthday themed cakes! (If you are looking for other creative 1st birthday cake ideas check out this post)
Last year right around this time we created this mommy-to-be baby shower cake for an expectant couple One year later they reached out to us to celebrate their son Deven’s first birthday.
For the party they asked us to coordinate the colors and animals for the cake to match the decor of the party. The 2 tier topsy turvy cake is decorated with several animals including a monkey, lion, giraffe and elephant all wearing their party hats. The lion at the top has the most important job which is ensuring that the green gumpaste number “1” doesn’t topple over.
The front of the bottom tier includes a rectangular plaque with Deven’s name in alternating yellow and lighter blues matching the party’s invite.
The entire cake was coconut with pineapple buttercream.
Happy 1st Birthday Deven!
Here’s another version of this animal birthday cake with a different color scheme. Atop the cakes sits a yellow giraffe next to a white gumpaste number “1”. The top tier is covered in blue fondant with stripes in yellow, white, and orange. On the bottom tier sits a baby blue elephant and orangutan.
Flavors and fillings included chocolate with vanilla buttercreama and polka dotted rainbow cake with vanilla butercream.
For those who may not prefer fondant here is another option with buttercream! This three tier first birthday cake for Kayan was decorated with vertical striped buttercream.
Happy 1st Birthday Kayan!