Peter Pan Shadows birthday cake

I love making cakes for people I know and care about. It makes it more fun, knowing the bride/groom, or birthday boy/girl that is going to get it while I’m up all night working on it. So when one of my dearest friends. Jesseca from One Sweet Appetite, asked me to make another cake for her I was THRILLED!


a Peter Pan party with scenes from the movie cut out of black fondant to look like shadows! I’m in LOVE with how it turned out.


Here is my mock up that I sent to Jesseca for approval before starting. These example tiers are the WRAPS (so the 4 inch tier is represented with 12.5″ wrap) so you can see the front and back as this cake spun so you could see the details on every side!

First I covered the cake with white fondant and using my airbrush gun I painted it with an ombre effect using avacado green (to match the swatch she gave me from the party decor)

then I designed the shadows in photoshop and then cut out the fondant with my silhouette cameo machine (tutorial on how to do that here)


here is the back you so can see, it’s simpler than the front, but still has some really fun details that complete the “story” on the cake.


The bottom tier is the beginning of our “story” with the iconic flying over London images. Starting with Big Ben (I wanted a 3d effect to the layers so often the details of the cake extend past the tier) with Wendy, John and Michael following Peter and Tink!


Here you can see Peter Pan and Tinkerbell (she was so small some of the details got lost) following the Neverland Star.


And around the rest of the cake more iconic buildings we see. There are of course more rooftops and business in the movie, but I wanted to keep the cake simple, so it didn’t look too messy.


And ending with London Bridge, coming back around to Big Ben!


The second tier starts with John, the Lost Boys and Michael bringing up the rear. Singing “following the leader” of course, can you look at this WITHOUT singing? I dare you!


on their Way to the Indian Encampment! This was actually the hardest silhouette to create. There are barely any images on this full encampment, and the ONE good one I could find had so many tepees it was hard to tell one from another so I simplified it before cutting it out.


The Birthday Boy loves skull island so it took the front spot on this tier, I enlarged the skull to stand over the height of the tier and I love how it turned out!


But not far behind is Captain Hook with Smee and Tigerlily rowing up! I love Smee…


And finally Peter tops us off. So many of these images had his arms crossed, so I was thrilled to find one with his arms on his hips so you could see more of his shape!


There you have it! If you were going to do a movie cake with scenes like this what movie would you pick and what would your favorite scenes be? Or if you were doing Peter Pan what scenes would you have picked out?

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Ashlee has been cake decorating for 9 year, and blogging for 7+. She has 5 children ages 3-13 that she enjoys throwing parties for. She loves to bake, cook, crochet, knit, do home improvement, graphic design, photography and writing.
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  1. says

    Seriously, it was the best addition to the party! Thank you SO SO much. And thank you for coming! Wouldn’t have been the same without you there :0)

  2. says

    Congratulations on this amazing creation. Talented people like you just make me gaze in wonder. When you asked what movie I’d make a cake of I instantly thought of Alice in Wonderland. Not that I’m a fan of the movie in its various incarnations. I’ve only seen one, ages ago, I think. I just can picture all those characters though (Alice, the rabbit, the mad hatter, the cheshire cat, the hookah smoking caterpillar, the queen of hearts etc) and think it would make quite the cake. And the colours would be very bright … pinks and reds

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