“Happy Birthday” Banner Cake

happy birthday banner cake by Erica O'BrienThis “Happy Birthday” banner cake is a great birthday cake design – it’s super on-trend and yet it’s quick to create. Best of all, it still leaves room at the top of the cake for a candle, a number or name topper, plus the peach and pink tones work great togeather for a summer celebration.

The cake banner is made with pink sugarpaste squares with peach-coloured lettering, simply lined up in a garland design and attached with edible glue.

A double layer of peach ruffles is wrapped right around the bottom tier. It gives a lovely vintage finish to the cake, almost as if the layers are peeling away from the cake.

And, of course, with pedestal cake stands so  in vogue at the moment, there’s no better way to show off a fabulous side design on your cake. So the

This “Happy Birthday” banner cake was designed by Erica O’Brien.  Her cakes are always adorable and blend colours wonderfully.  While Erica is a fan of strong primary colours in her cake decorating, her pastel cakes are really stand-out.  She also has a wonderful blog on wedding cake decorating: The Art of the Wedding Cake.

For more on cake banner side designs, see our feature here.  For more on bunting cakes, see Bunting Wedding Cakes, Cakes with Bunting and Vintage Bunting Cake Toppers.

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