The top tier was banana cake with fudge frosting and the bottom two tiers are mile high devil's food cake with brown sugar buttercream.
The top tier has a taupe chevron pattern - it was the first time I've done this technique. While it is time consuming to do, I was pretty happy with how it turned out!
The middle tier is wrapped with red fondant with white polka dots and the bottom tier has diagonal Bermuda blue stripes.
I made the 3D sock monkey out of fondant. I tried to make him look slouchy and was pretty happy with how it turned out!
The '1' topper was made with Bermuda blue fondant and the stitching was piped on with white piping gel. Tucker's name was spelled out on brown wood grain patterned stars on skewers.
I used a press to make the 'Happy Birthday' plaque for the front of the cake.
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!