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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.

Safari Animal Jungle Cake

Liam’s Animal Themed First Birthday Cake

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!

1st Birthday Smash Cake

Liam enjoying his smash cake

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)

Zoo Animal Birthday Cake

1st Birthday Animal Cake

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!

Joey's Animal Birthday Cake

Joey's Animal Birthday Cake

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.

Buttercream first birthday cake

Kayan’s cake included vertically striped buttercream on the outside

Happy 1st Birthday Kayan!

Looking for more first birthday cake ideas? Check out our gallery for more inspiration.

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