We were asked to make a birthday cake and one dozen mini cupcakes for a child's 2nd birthday. The only two requests for this cake/cupcake order were the flavors; red velvet cake and vanilla cupcakes. We knew that, since this cake was going to be for a child, that we needed to make this a fun cake.
We started out frosting the mini cupcakes with white buttercream. We used bright multicolored round sprinkles to add to the tops of the cupcakes.
After baking the red velvet cake and allowing it to cool, we frosted the cake with white cream cheese frosting, which is the traditional frosting for a red velvet cake. We tinted the remaining cream cheese frosting red, blue and orange. We used the red and blue as the border color and piped on stars along the top and the bottom of the cake.
We used the blue cream cheese frosting to pipe on the words "Happy Birthday Ian"
We added orange stars and bright multicolored round sprinkles to the sides of the cake.
On the top of the cake, we added two balloons and a large "2nd" to represent the celebration of this child's second birthday.
This was a fun cake to make, we were able to experiment with using cream cheese frosting to not only frost the cake but also to add decorative details to the cake.