Aryan’s Birthday

A gorgeous little boy named Aryan turned one last weekend and I was asked to make a cake for him.

Aryan Cake

Unfortunately it didn’t turn out quite as I hoped,┬ámy blue buttercream developed in the fridge after I put it there when it got too soft. His mum wanted a pale blue cake with white piping. Oops. Shows I’m still learning doesn’t it?

The little red cars were made because Aryan loves to play with them! I made his name out of royal icing transfers and I like that they stayed puffy like when they dried.

I still don’t like working with buttercream that much. Maybe it’s just my┬áhouse and its stupid humidity and it’s hard to get it to the right consistency to work with, it was either too soft or then it got a bit too hard in the fridge and it got some air bubbles in it. I had so much trouble getting it smooth on such an enormous cake (it was a 16 inch board) that I went with a messy but regular pattern. I used my small spatula to drag the pattern across the buttercream on the top and sides.

Aryan Cake Closeup

I hope Aryan liked his cake!

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