First Birthdays are BIG. I have had the pleasure of helping a lot of little girls and boys celebrate their first birthdays with their favorite themes and characters. This is one of my very favorite.
Crush's head and flippers are Rice Crispy treats, his body, including the shell is vanilla bean cake with raspberry butter cream, Charlies' little smash cake on the side is the same. Crushed graham crackers mixed with powdered sugar sprinkled all around as sand, and dark chocolate signs hand painted and buried in the graham sand.
This last picture is from little Charlie's mom who shared the picture on Face Book along with a very nice comment:
"Angela totally blew me away with Charlie's birthday cake! I totally feel like I am on a tv show. Love!!Gorgeous and delicious! Absolutely amazing "
Life has definitely led me down this cake covered path, but I never thought I would fall in love with sculpting. The challenge of carving a shape from cake, or squeezing a shape out of rice crispies is crazy, but I really have to say, in the end , I'm hooked. So much more fun than churning out the same boring round cakes week after week. I am truly grateful that I can choose my projects and enjoy the time and process of each one.