2 tier birthday cake

Viola cake 1

This is the special 2 tier birthday cake that I made this weekend for my daughters 8th birthday party. A very small (4″ + 6″) cake with a replica of my daughters latest love, a dwarf hamster named Viola.

She is made out of gum paste and I think that she turned out really cute. My daughter was thrilled when she saw the cake.

Hydrangea gum paste flowers close up

I decorated the cake with pretty gum paste hydrangeas and some pink “fantasy” flowers and piped vines and leaves. I actually think that this design could work for a wedding cake or maybe a shabby tea party? -Without the little rodent on top of course 🙂

Viola cake

A close up of little Miss Viola.

Happy Caking



  1. says

    Beautiful cake as always. I like the plate this is on too! At first it seems odd that a hamster is topping this beautiful floral cake but after reading it’s for your daughter’s birthday, it’s very sweet!

  2. Camilla (Himmelske kager) says

    Ej, hvor er den sød, Louise! Simpel hen bedårende. Jeg har også købt hortensia cutter og veiner, men har ikke lige haft anledning til at bruge det endnu. Skønne blomster man får ud af det.

  3. Maggie says

    I just found your blog a few weeks ago and am blown away with the beautiful cakes you are creating. Thank you for sharing your ideas, recipes and also your beautiful photos. This cake is too darling. Loving rodents is funny, my six year old grandaughter’s favorite animal is a hippo, first place we visit when we go to the zoo. I am going to check out your tutorials as soon as I get a chance. I really do want you to know you take beautiful photos as well as all of the other talents you display. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Marta says

    OMG this is sooooo beautiful… the color composition and tone of the fondant is just perfect! Very artistic. What kind of recipe did you use for this high cake? Also where can I get the molds for the hydriangeas? Do you dust the color before or after they dry? Sorry I have so many questions, but your work is fantastic! Great site.

  5. says

    Miss Viola it’s adorable! I made a “surfer” dog last year for a friend. Its name is Ragú, and is a guide dog.
    Louise, wich filing you used this time for the cake?

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