Carnival Cake

Carnival

I designed this cake for my son’s 5th birthday to complement the carnival theme of the party.  I used the red, blue, and yellow cake to mirror the color scheme. I accented the cake with all of the foods that people would enjoy at a carnival:  cotton candy, popcorn, pretzel, peanut, hot dog, and ice cream cone.  I knew that we would probably need more servings, so instead of baking another cake, I decided to complement the cake with themed cupcakes.  I decorated them with yellow buttercream and accented them with fondant tickets with Jack’s name or age.

Cake Dimensions:  (1) 8-in round (1) 6-in round (1) 4-in round
Serving Size:  26 sensible servings excluding cupcakes
Type: cake:  fondant over buttercream; cupcakes: vanilla buttercream with fondant accents
Event Location:  McLean, VA

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