It’s summer here in the Bay Area, and we’ve been getting beautiful weather! Although the weather here can be a little finicky, the week that I worked on this cake was HOT! I did a fun 1st Birthday cake for a friend’s daughter.
The theme was Hawaiian, which made me super excited! I absolutely love Hawaii, and I can’t wait for the day I get to go back. I remember warm breezes, bright flowers, Hawaiian music (which I streamed to get me in the mood), and of course…the food. Oh, the food.
My friend Kiyoko requested that her daughter’s cake have colorful flowers on it. I had an idea of what to do, but not really a concrete idea. I Googled tropical color palette, and found a beautiful palette to work with. I went back and forth between making it really “kiddie” or keeping it more simple. I decided to do the latter. Even for kids’ birthdays, I like simple, clean designs. I wholeheartedly agree with the old adage that less is indeed more.
She also requested a dozen matching cupcakes for the kids at the party. I added mini flowers and two-toned leaves to the cupcakes to make it a perfect set of sweets!
Happy 1st birthday, little Ava!