This Baby Rattle Cake was made for a friend's baby shower for her first girl. The colors were chosen to match her nursery. With every cake I make (no matter the occasion) I always make themed cupcakes to match. This has been one of my signature trademarks for making cakes for my friends parties.
Rattle Top: Bake a cake in a sports ball pan. Once cooled, use icing to "glue" the two halves together to make the large part of the rattle. Frost it with whatever colors or design you desire, be creative.
Rattle Bottom: This was kind of tricky. I went to our local baked goods store and found a Wilton cake pan that bakes four oval shapes. I baked two and cut them down until, when stuck together, formed a small round ball. I am sure there's an easier way, but this was what I had to work with. I chose to frost it opposite of the large rattle part.
Rattle Handle: I used a dowel rod and wrapped it in ribbon I found to match the color scheme/pattern.
Rattle Assembly: 1. Frosted Rattle Top 2. Wrap dowel rod with ribbon and insert into top 3. Attach bottom rattle part 4. Frost bottom rattle part
I made this cake for a baby shower a few months ago. This was a French vanilla cake with butter cream icing. I started by rolling some fondant into a cylinder shape for the handle, I made this two weeks in advance so that it would be good and hard. I also dyed some of the fondant blue and made two loops for the bow at the same time the take a few days to dry.
I baked two cakes using a medium size glass bowl and two cakes using a small size bowl. I stacked the medium cake halves together to form a ball shape then iced the cakes. Then did the same thing to the small cake halves. Then I covered both cakes with fondant. I then inserted the dowel I made from fondant into the medium ball the adjusted the small ball so that I could insert the dowel into it.
After that I took the blue fondant and cut some polka dots then stuck them onto the cake. To make the bow I cut a small strip of blue fondant and wrapped around the two ends of the loops to form the bow, the two more strips to dangle from the bow.
I had a baby shower cake to do for a girl in my Sunday School class and wanted to do something simple but cute and something different. My mother suggested I do a Baby Rattle Cake and after putting our heads together we decided to get the round 8" cake pan with the rounded bottom and then I could just put a loaf cake between to rounds long-wise.
She was having a boy, so once I had the cake assembled on the cake board, I iced the whole thing blue, then used yellow star tips to do the lines on each "ball". Once I had the yellow lines on, I went around and covered the rest of the cake with star tips using the same blue as my base icing.
This was my first cake that was done with no "dummy" or picture guide, and I thought it was adorable. Not a lot of fru-fru on it, but still just too cute.
I made this rattle cake by using a Wilton Sports Ball pan and Wilton mini ball pan. I bought the dowel from the Wilton isle. I made chocolate and regular buttercream icing. Covered the cake in chocolate and decorated the rest.
The cupcakes I covered in white icing then put chocolate dots on them. After I dotted them I took a toothpick and swirled the chocolate. I bought a swirled candy mold, melted chocolate and put lollipop sticks in.
Once they were cooled I took a toothpick and poked a hole in the side of the cupcake then inserted the stick into the hole. Finished with bows.