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Coolest Brown and Blue Square Fondant Baby Shower Cake 46

by Libby
(Amory, MS)

Homemade Brown and Blue Square Fondant Baby Shower Cake

Homemade Brown and Blue Square Fondant Baby Shower Cake

I made this cake for my best friend's baby shower. The baby's comforter has square and rectangles on it. So I thought I should do a square cake.

I used a wilton pan the next size up from the 9x13 for the bottom cake. The top cake is made from a 9x13 pan and I cut it to make it smaller. I tinted fondant a brown and blue. I used a Wilton fondant cutter in squares.

I used buttercream frosting from the can to frost the cake before I put the fondant on. You can make your own fondant but make sure you tint it when you make it. I made that mistake so I ended up buying some fondant. When you put the fondant on top - use a fondant smoother for the sides and top. Cup your hand over the fondant for each corner. This helps the fondant not to crease. I just cut out squares from the fondant and used a paint brush to put water on the back of the cutout to act as glue.

Along the bottom of the cake you can cut fondant out like a ribbon and attach to the cake. Here's another idea - years ago I did a cake like this but with dots. I used a wilton decorating tip that was the size of a nickel and quarter.

I bought a monkey beanie baby to put on top of the cake. This homemade brown and blue square fondant baby shower cake is a fun and easy cake to make.

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Baby in a Nest Shower Cake

by Callie
(Colorado Springs, CO)

Robyn's nest cake

Robyn's nest cake

A good friend of mine is having a baby girl, and her name will be "Robyn". I wanted to make a very special and memorable cake for her baby shower, so I decided to use the baby's name as the theme for the cake! I sculpted a baby "Robyn" asleep in a robin's nest complete with blue eggs. The finished product was unique and so precious! No one wanted to cut in to the cake when it was time to eat it! My friend ended up saving the top layer and freezing it. She said when Robyn is born they can eat the top layer and celebrate as a family. I thought it was a great idea!!
I used marshmallow fondant for all the decorations, including the baby and nest. The cake was a white cake frosted with lemon buttercreme and layered with strawberry preserves. The lemon/strawberry combo was delicious, and perfect for the summer baby shower! The frosting recipe is very simple and delicious:

1/2 cup salted butter (cuts down the sweetness)
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp of milk

I added 2 tbsp of lemon juice for the lemon flavor, but you can add vanilla, orange juice concentrate, almond exteact or whatever flavoring you want. The recipe is a great base though!

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Coolest Boy Shower Cake 50

by Kristel M.
(Medford, NY)

Homemade Boy Shower Cake

Homemade Boy Shower Cake

Homemade Boy Shower Cake
Homemade Boy Shower Cake

The Boy Shower Cake is covered with baby blue fondant. I used a 10 square on bottom and and 8 square for top tier. I found a bootie template on Wilton but it was for tiny booties so I blew it up to make big booties. You have to make sure you put something inside the booties while they harden up or they could flop in.

I found a baby bottle chocolate mold at a candy store and just used fondant instead, white, blue, and brown for nipple and I used fondant glue to assemble it to stay together. The little clothes and onsies I cut out of fondant by eye. Same for the rattle, pacifier and blocks. I have fondant ribbon on the sides and back with little buttons dusted silver. I also have diaper pin on side made also with a mold. I used silverish blue ribbon for laces cause I have not purchased a string puller yet.

The bunny on the front was from one of my kids cookie cutter kits and i thought adding it was a cute touch under the clothes line.

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