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. asma says

    wow, cake looks gorgeous! coincidentally its my daughters 8th birthday tomorrow and I’m planning on making a two tier heart shape cake 🙂

  2. Louise says

    Thank you all so very much for all the birthday wishes for my daughter. And also for all the sweet comments about this cake and of course little Miss Viola. xx

    Liza & Denise: I used three straws as dowels. Not sure it were needed but just incase.

    Katie: Sounds like a fantastic idea

    Kathy: You can get them from many cake decorating store who stock uk sugarcraft tools like sunflower sugar art and tinkertech two.

    Winceybabes: your welcome to try.

    Rita, Greer, SC: Now that would be sweet, Rita 🙂

    Michelle, NY: Its my lastes pink cake plate

    becky: Your right, I must remember to take a cut through photo next time….

    Limpy: its a cake plate 🙂

    Terpsi: I used raspberry

    marta: I have three cake layers and two filling layers in each cake. You can get a mould/veiner + cutter from Global sugar art. I dust when the flowers are dry.

    Camilla: Jeg er rigtig glad for at bruge min Hortensia cutter, du skal bare tørre dem på et stk. æggebakke skumgummi. Der bliver de pænest.

    Marymary: Muchas gracias por los elogios sobre mi trabajo y el blog.

    dpotter: small cake pans are the cutest.I would love to hear more about the ball pan.

    marina: I use bakels fondant icing

    Linda: It IS perfect as a teaparty cake 🙂

    carla: Hola, he utilizado los colores marrón, gris y negro de los roedores.

    RAM: no, sorry.

  3. Maria says

    Absolutely inspiring! You make it look so easy. I’m going to have to try a 2 tier for my daughter’s birthday

  4. Danielle says

    Actually, it would be a lot of fun for a tea party if instead of Viola there was a dormouse. Of course at that point a caterpillar with a hooka or a Cheshire cat might be appropriate for the lower tier.

  5. says

    Oh… he is SO cute. I think the rodent is as shabby as shabby can be. What is more shabby than a mouse in the house? Love the cake. I’m sure my boys would love it minus the flowers.

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