Here is the cake I made for my son's 2nd birthday.
His birthday was actually October 30, but we had his party today. I was inspired by many different cakes, but the overall design is my own. It's also worth mentioning that I chose to make bears because we call him Little Bear.
(detailed description below photos)The whole cake!He's 2!!Spooky name plaque!Vampire bear - my favorite.Mummy bear - he took the longest.Ghost bear
Here are all of the details, in case anyone is interested.
Inside each tier is three layers of pumpkin cake made from fresh, roasted pumpkins that I pureed - yum! The layers are filled and coated with a generous amount of milk chocolate ganache.
The outside of the cake and the board are covered in homemade marshmallow fondant. (By the way, if anyone has any tips on making homemade fondant, they would be greatly appreciated. I used a recipe from Craftsy, and while the final product tasted much better than the store-bought stuff, it was super difficult to work with). I used a mixture of black icing color and vodka to paint the ombre effect on the fondant, as well as the spider webs and the string for the bunting.
All of the decorations were made using a mixture of gumpaste and fondant. Each candy corn on the bunting was colored individually using edible markers. His name was also drawn with edible marker, and I added some dimension to the pumpkins by using color dust.
What a long winded description, but there were a lot of details to cover! I loved doing this for him though. It was very much worth the many hours it took to complete. And it's great practice for me, too!
Thanks for looking!