Time flies...seems like this sweet boy was born a few months ago but a year has flown by. It's been fun watching him and the milestones he's reached in the 1st year. His smile will melt you. Zayden's dad is a fireman and it was a perfect theme for his 1st Birthday. I made hydrants, hoses, flames, fireman suits, a helmet & a firetruck for the birthday boy. I'm sorry that we missed his party due to family business.. It looked like everyone had tons of fun.
The Birthday Boy's 4" cake
Banner for Zayden
I left the 4" plate up a little from the cake underneath so they could remove it easily for
Zayden to smash. I tried to hide it with fire hoses all around.
Helmet with his last name
Due to time constraints I had to transport this cake stacked.
My husband drilled a hole down the center of the Wilton plastic cake plates for me that was the same diameter of the wooden dowel. I glued the bottom cake plate to foam core board so the dowel would have something to rest on. The dowel was cut 3" shorter than the total height so it would not stick out of the top.
I put wooden dowels throughout each cake to support the upper level. I left the dowels 1/4" taller than the cake so the cakes never touched the plate above it. The pressure causes the icing to crack so I was trying to prevent this in transport. It worked perfectly.
Happy Birthday Zayden!!