This is my little baby boy’s 1st birthday cake. I made some curtains for his nursery out of an adorable fabric by Michael Miller called Retro Rocket Rascals, and I just couldn’t get enough of it, so I decided it would also be the theme for his first birthday.
The white decorations on this cake are made of gum paste, and created using the Cricut Cake Machine. I got my Cricut machine a few years ago and haven’t used it a ton, but it is great for cutting out intricate, detailed decorations.
A lot of work went into making the retro rocket boy figure atop the cake. When making a special figure, I often make two just in case something happens to one. Everything here is made out of fondant and gum paste with spaghetti used for the supports.
I made a lot of different faces because it took a while to get it just right. The hair is made of royal icing, and I used luster dust to color the cheeks.
Here is the alternate face. In this photo you can see that the royal icing hair is still wet. The black part of the eye is painted using AmeriColor Super Black gel paste.
Hudson loves a party, and he actually had two parties for his 1st birthday!
I saved the top tier of his cake to make the cupcake tree for the dessert table.
There were a lot of fun treats for the babies, and I found some straws that fit the retro rocket theme!
The paper cups and pretzel cups are from Meri Meri and Paper Eskimo. I love all of the cute stuff they come up with!
Popcorn isn’t baby safe, but having snacks for parents is always a good idea!
These rocket pop cookies were a big hit with the kids.
The cupcake toppers and “Happy Birthday Hudson” banners were made using the Cricut Cake machine. I love these Red Wave Baking Cups from Wilton.
Hudson loved all of the birthday festivities and attention! He is one perfect little guy!