Summer Tropics

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.

Tropical Birthday Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

This cake was made with moist yellow butter cake and filled with a rich dark chocolate truffle filling.

Tropical Birthday Cake | Petal and Posie Cakes

Close-up

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!

Tropical Birthday Cupcakes | Petal and Posie Cakes

Tropical Birthday Cupcakes | Petal and Posie Cakes

Tropical Birthday Cupcakes | Petal and Posie Cakes

Yellow butter cake topped with chocolate truffle frosting

Tropical Birthday Cake and Cupcakes | Petal and Posie Cakes

Happy 1st birthday, little Ava!

<3, Cortney

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