Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SAFARI THEMED BIRTHDAY CAKE

Safari themed Birthday Cake
Do you all remember the Baby Carriage Baby Shower Cake I did for a little girl, last year? That little bundle of joy turned One, a week ago and her parents asked me if I could do her First Birthday Cake too! What an honour, right? I mean, they have so many choices to choose from and they chose me! They are our close friends,like family.I agreed to do it but when D, told me their choice of theme, I did have a doubt whether I would be able to pull it off!

Baby Shower Cake
First Birthday's are so special. I remember how much I had planned for Ian's and no way would I want anything to go wrong on that day so I was a little worried if I would do justice to the cake they wanted. The cake ate my brains, literally.In a good way, though. I planned out and spanned my work over a few days while Ian was sleeping because he is an animal lover and I knew the minute he saw a Zebra or a Giraffe, he would ask me for it. Which, of course he did...but later though, after I assembled the whole cake.

Safari themed cupcakes
They also wanted me to bake some themed cupcakes and the decorations were left up to me. I mean, they just left the most attention seeking thing on that party to me.I had a big job to do! I scanned Pinterest for cupcake topper ideas and found some which I really liked and went ahead with it. D, sent me the cake's photograph so I just made it accordingly.

Safari Themed Birthday Cake
It snowed so hard the night before the party and the next morning,the roads were super slippery.While transporting them,I was holding onto the cake stand so tight that my hands were sweating and I really feared that the heat would pass onto the fondant and melt it all! It was only after we got to the venue did I breathe properly :-) And once the party was over, D, told me that it was her dream cake and that the entire party was based around that cake! That comment from her sealed the deal, for me :-)

22 Comments:

Deepa Francis said...

Thank you so much Ria... It was my dream cake for Isabel's birthday & the whole theme was based on that. Thank you so much for making it. The cake was so beautiful, I felt sad to cut it. Without you, without our wonderful crew we couldn't have done it. Thanks you so much for making Isabel's safari a grand success.

Deepa Francis said...

Thank you so much Ria... It was my dream cake for Isabel's birthday & the whole theme was based on that. Thank you so much for making it. The cake was so beautiful, I felt sad to cut it. Without you, without our wonderful crew we couldn't have done it. Thanks you so much for making Isabel's safari a grand success.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What an awesome looking cake. An apt cake to celebrate the b'day for your baby. Lovely pics as well.

Deepa

Rachel Sonny Abraham said...

Excellent Ria!!

Priti said...

Ria, What a beautiful cake! I can't stop admiring it. I wish there were more pictures. You have worked so hard on this one, Kudos to your patience and art! I wonder what were the flavors? Please do tell.

Priti said...

Ria, the cake looks so beautiful! I can't stop admiring it. I wish there were more pictures from all sides. You have spent a lot of time and effort on the fondant art work and it looks amazing! Kudos to your patience and art! You are very talented and must really consider starting your own business if you haven't done it yet.

I read the post twice but didn't find any mention of the flavors of the cake. I am sure it was as delicious as it looks. If I had to guess I would say a zebra cake with chocolate ganache would be perfect for the theme. :-) What did you make? Please do tell.

Priti said...

Oh and the cupcakes are adorable! I love the elephant, monkey, zebra, lion all of them! I love your attention to detail like the horizontal lines on the elephants trunk! You are simply awesome!

divya said...

Loved it ,superb!!

Sebas Panikulam said...

Thanks Ria for this beautiful Cake!
Actually we were thrilled from the moment you agreed to do the cake, just because we know the word 'Compromise' is not in your dictionary when it comes to baking. :)

Sumee said...

What a beautiful cake! Loved the deco on cake and cupcakes. Can't stop admiring it!

Zareena said...

Amazing cake Ria. truely talented...

Shruthi Joseph said...

I have to say this Ria...you re the best....

Shruthi Joseph said...

I have to say this..>Ria..youre the best....

Hilda said...

This is just mind blowing Ria!! Hats off to you... If you would write a post on fondant or how you did this cake, I'm sure all your readers would love it. I keep coming back just to look at the cake. When you had put up the post for the baby shower cake, I had wished if you had put up more details regarding the fondant art work. I have especially wondered how does one have the write-up on such heavy, specialty fondant cakes and you did it in your style - simple and beautiful. Please do divulge more details about the making of this cake.

gigi said...

Hi Ria,

That's an awesome cake..so beautiful and elegant..Kudos,dear.

Tk cr

gigi said...

Hi Ria,

That's an swesome cake..so beautiful. And elegant..the cupcakes are also so cute.

Kudos,dear

Subha Nair said...

Wow!!!A beautiful cake.

Shannon @saltlicklessons.com said...

Ria, this cake and the cupcakes are magical. I am amazed and delighted! Thanks for sharing.

Remya Elizabeth Anish said...

Really awesome.....great work Ria....no words to describe... :)How much time did u tuk to complete the entire cake from scratch...?

Nagalakshmi V said...

great job on the cake, it looks fabulous and so meticulously done.

Liya Philip said...

This is lovely Ria. I have always been a fan of your blog. The food and the photos.

Just wanted to check if you do make your own fondant. If so, please post in a blog on fondant making.

vedant said...

You Mah Dear are an ARTIST! All caps I swear. You should be owning your own grand patisserie and U'd fly out to wherever you are to gorge on them, no jokes.

I check your space here almost everyday to see if you've posted and am always disappointed when you haven't but i know it's Ian master keeping you busy.

You know what looking at that cake made me feel like a kid again and I wished I was just that and could commission you to bake one for me and throw a party. Just for that cake!

Deepa(from bay area)

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