I was inspired to create this Baby Shower Cake using ideas from this site! The Mommy-to-be decorated the baby's room in a jungle-theme so we created a shower with that in mind. I baked two cakes (from boxes); one milk chocolate and one yellow. I covered them in chocolate frosting (and added mini chocolate chips to the center) and then covered both tiers in chocolate fondant. I used cake boards & dowels to tier the cakes.
I created the baby's butt using a small, ~3” round cake pan (it was just light enough to place the baby directly on the top tier without a board/dowels). I covered the small cake in chocolate frosting; then white fondant molding it to create a rounded shape. I sculpted the legs/feet using ivory-tinted white fondant.
I rolled out moss-tinted fondant and used a Wilton decorating comb to gently create the impressions on the blanket (ran the comb over it twice, creating a diamond pattern). I then gently covered the baby (creating folds as I went).
The zebra stripes were created by rolling out two strips of white fondant (two strips were easier to wrap versus one large one around the base of the cakes). I tinted some of the fondant with black and pressed small "stripes" onto the white strips before wrapping the base of the cake (Be careful as the black color can run - you don't want to move the stripes around once they are placed on the white fondant).
The giraffe "spots" were created using copper-tinted white fondant that I pressed onto the ivory-tinted strip. So much fun and a big hit!
This baby cake was awesome to make and everybody LOVED it. I am an amature cake maker and I am on this website almost daily. I made this cake from an idea off of this website and made it my own.
I baked 2 8" round cakes and 1 9" round cake and cooled them overnight. I used 3 tubs of icing and colored one 3/4 with ivory tone coloring from the cake store and used it for the skin. I used 17 gauge star tip and white icing for the diaper-to make it look full. I had not ever done star tips before so the wonderful ladies at the cake store showed me how to do it and how to make the stars look great. I them used blue food coloring and white icing for the eyes and the names.
My mother had some rubber duckies for the party so we sterilized them and placed them around the cake for a little added touch. This is the fourth cake I have ever made and it is by far my favourite!
I made this crying baby cake for a co-worker. Some long term houseguests have added a baby to her house, and we have been joking that she's a grandma now. Any excuse for cake right?
I used a French Vanilla cake mix and baked it in two 9 inch round pans. The "head" I didn't alter at all, took it from the pan and used it as is. On the second cake I cut a small semi circle out of the top to nestle the "head" into, and carved it into a slight oval shape with some definition for the arms.
For the skin tone I mixed three drops of red food coloring, and one drop of yellow into a standard tub of white frosting. I frosted the entire cake with the skin tone, then used plain white frosting to put on a diaper. I piped black frosting to outline and define the diaper, feet and arms, then gave it a big crying mouth and scrunched up eyes.