Circus Birthday Cake

mmc bakes circus carnival cake  This circus cake has to be my favorite design I’ve made so far!  I love the color combination, and how the overall look is pulled together from top to bottom.  The client had approached me needing a circus-themed cake for her son’s 4th birthday, and I responded with several designs I found online that I could simulate.  Most of the time, clients send me photos of how they want their cake to look like, but this time I had free reign!  The client ended up choosing a design similar to that of this final cake, however, the bottom tier is the only part that looks the same.  I like being able to have a picture for inspiration, but have room to make my own design decisions on-the-fly.  The birthday boy preferred a lion cake topper, so I sculpted that first.  This was the first time that I ever sculpted an animal, and I really liked the way it turned out!  So much that I wanted to keep it!  But of course, I didn’t.  Hopefully more animal sculptings are in my future, and I hope they come out as cute as Liam, the lion!

This is a two-tier cake with a 10-inch base & 6-inch top, all covered in fondant with extra fondant toppers & decorations.  The bottom tier was the birthday boy’s request of chocolate cake with Oreo buttercream filling.  The top tier was vanilla cake with vanilla bean buttercream & fresh strawberry compote.

Thank you, Jennifer, for hiring me to make this cake!  You were a pleasure to work with, and I hope everyone enjoyed this cake!  I really love the photos below sent to me by the client.  How cute was Liam in that circus outfit?  It totally matched the cake!  The dessert table looked amazing, and those carnival signs on the fence were super adorable!  Now I want to throw my littlest one a circus-themed party!