How time flies! I can’t believe Kingston is 1 year old already! From the moment I found out that I was pregnant with another boy, I knew I wanted to decorate his nursery in a whale theme. When it was time to come up with a theme for his first birthday, I thought the whales theme would fit perfectly! I started with his birthday invitation first. I created the above HTML5 invitation in Tumult Hype3.
I decided to match the cake to the invitation design. I’m so happy with how the cake turned out! I had the waves pattern printed on edible icing sheets by Amazing Edible Images. The whale was sculpted out of modelling chocolate. I started with a rough shape of the whale in rice krispie treats to keep the whale light. To achieve the look of the whale jumping in the air, I used a glass straw. The top tier was an eggless Vanilla cake with Raspberry buttercream. The bottom tier had alternating Classic Vanilla cake and Classic Chocolate cake with Hazelnut Praline buttercream, Blackberry buttercream, and Chocolate buttercream.
I also decided to make cookies decorated as different species of whales.
Happy 1st Birthday to my sweet sweet baby boy Kingston!