A few weeks back we were paid a visit by a lovely woman named Andrea and her little boy Chase. Chase was about to celebrate his second birthday, and his current obsession was farm animals. Andrea had been to a few bakeries and asked them to create coordinating cupcakes and a small cake for him to match a balloon she had found as inspiration. She told us she had a hard time finding a baker who was willing to take on the task- which was music to our ears! We love doing custom work, especially when the reward involves seeing a smiling child. These creations were to be featured at his party held at a local apple orchard - how fun!
Here is the balloon that was provided to us for inspiration:
We knew right away we wanted to create something 3-D for Chase, and decided that topping cupcakes with cake pop animals would be the most fun way to do it. We scoured our candy supply for sheep faces, pig snouts, chicken mohawks and cow legs. Next up was deciding how to create the 6" cake. Our assistant baker Melanie lives on a goat farm and insisted that we must have a barn as our centerpiece. She carved up a few red velvet cupcakes and even piped on some lovely wooden trim. We found some cute pinwheel salt water taffy to act as haybales, then finished everything off with some sprouting grass and a pretzel fence.
It was quite an undertaking, but the smile on Chase's parents face when they came to pick everything up made it all worth it! We can't wait to see the photos of him devouring all of his animals. We hope you like it too!