Hannah's First Birthday
I still need to organize the photos for the write up but here is the cake. It is a present factory run by bugs and flowers to make presents for Hannah's party. The bugs have also decorated a cake for Hannah in the corner that rotates. Each of the 31 presents is an individual cake dressed in fondant. The factory itself is also dressed in fondant (foamcore base) but the moving parts are not edible. The bugs were all made from Sculpey clay so that we can keep them for memories later. Funny enough the music I put in the cake came from Mario Party 3, I grabbed 15 tracks off of it and looped with with my Dell DJ, we wanted music with no lyrics and that was just about all we could find on short notice. We decided on music the day before the party (whew!). The smoker (from a train set) didnít come in time so we didnít have smoke coming from the stack. We tried dry ice the night before the party and it was really cool but it was also a pain switching the ice under the cake so we didnít do it on cake day. Next time, oh yes, next time there will be smoke! The invitations also matched the theme of the party as they were little presents. A lot moves on this cake. Some of it very slow though so you have to keep an eye out.
Click here to download/watch a movie of The cake in action (7.0 mb file)