Sofia the First Birthday Cake

Last week we had a lot of fun creating this two-tiered Sofia the First cake! Both tiers are chocolate sponge filled with a vanilla pod infused buttercream and covered with a chocolate ganache. We get excited watching every cake take shape as we work on it and this one was no different. Creating the swags, chocolate gems, quilted board and the six inch fully edible Sofia figurine was a pleasure!

Sofia the First birthday cakeWe made the ‘Happy Birthday’ banner using flower/modelling paste as it sets stiffly allowing things, like banners, to stand up and remain in shape. The board itself was quilted before the cake was placed on top of it and we adding a few sugar pearls to match the pearl borders.

Sofia the First birthday cake

The Sofia model is made entirely out of flower/modelling paste as it holds its shape much better than sugarpaste. Since this is a heavy material a rice krispy square moulded into a ball was used to help form the lower part of her body. To make sure she stands sturdily on top of the cake we used a wooden doweling stick pushed through the rice krispy ball and secured with white chocolate.

Sofia the First birthday cake

We love creating two-tiered cakes as they make great centre pieces at parties and they’re fun to decorate!

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