What is better for a toddler birthday cake than one inspired by Bunnies and Disney?
Well, that was what I was tasked with the other day: To create a magical Disney Bunny cake!
My first idea was to create all the characters for the cake out of marzipan or fondant, until it was said to me that the toddler may want to play with those decorations. So instead I switched my plan to include toys. And I mean, actual toys! No cheap (yet strangely expensive) cake toppers that aren’t safe to play with, but real toys. Toys.. that I found at the Disney store. 🙂
I ended up buying these super cute Bambi set figurines, with not only one bunny (Thumper), but two bunnies.
I then set out planning the rest of the cake. What do bunnies eat? Carrots, of course. So a Carrot Cake with light Cream Cheese Frosting it is!
Next on the list? A fondant tree, with leaves and flowers. I decided I wanted more dimension to the look of the tree. So many times colour worked into fondant looks flat in my opinion, so instead I hand painted the leaves and flowers for, on and around the tree (on the top of the cake). I wanted a watercolour look to them.
I did create additional flowers, leaves, and a mushroom for the figurines by the base of the cake. I felt they were more like secondary characters, and so the leaves and flowers would be more subtle. This is where I mixed the colour directly into the fondant to not distract too much from the top focal point of the cake, but to still balance alongside what was going on top of the cake.