Hi Emma There are lots of great tutorials here http://cakecentral.com/t/654103/hundreds-of-tutorials-in-here Any type of cake will work under fondant (I mean flavor) but you do need a cake that is not too soft or it can crumble under the weight. Also the icing you use under the fondant is important. One year olds won't eat a lot of cake really. So a plain vanilla or chocolate flavor cake always goes down well, if there are other children too.
2/17/14 at 12:18am