I made this 12" round cake for the party guests at a first birthday party and a little smash cake for the birthday girl to enjoy all by herself. She loves the Sunny Side Up show on Sprout TV and this cute chicken, Chica, is her favorite character.
Every time I design a cake, I have a plan in mind when I start... but that plan always evolves as I get into the project. In this case, I hadn't even thought of making the birthday girl's name quite so large or in the cow print. But as I was making the sugar pieces, I felt like the cake needed one more big element to balance the barn and Chica. And I am so glad that I did it - it's my favorite part of the cake! On the set of the Sunny Side Up show, there is a chair painted in a cow print, so that was the inspiration for the pattern. I made the cow spots out of black fondant and rolled them into the white fondant to create a smooth surface before cutting out each letter by hand.