Little Max turned one just days apart from his parents, so there’s a birthday celebration for three!!
The challenge was creating a cake that would suit a one-year old and his parents. For days I pondered what design would suit his parent’s cake as I knew the design for Max’s top tier cake from the beginning. After some thought I decided on using boy colors balanced with white with a big ‘1’ on top. For the parent’s cake I went with simple and elegant.
Being an American, I do a LOT with buttercream! It’s simple and everyone enjoys it. All of my fondant decorated cakes have a layer of buttercream under the fondant. But after creating some Bailey’s Irish Creme tarts for the wholesale clientele I thought a Bailey’s Irish Creme ganache would be a surprising delight under fondant. A little of this and a little of that and tada – Bailey’s Irish Creme Ganache! Well, it takes more than that but to save you from boredom I’ll leave it there. After layering the parent’s cake with Bailey’s Irish Creme Ganache I also did the crumb coat with ganache. It was the first time to use ganache under fondant and it turned out great!
About the Cake: Both cakes are chocolate. Max’s cake is layered with Chocolate Buttercream. The parents’ cake is layered with Bailey’s Irish Creme ganache.