I got this idea from another Baby Shower Cake I had seen and decided to try it. I already had a soccer ball cake pan so I used it to make the belly. I bought a Pyrex ingredient bowl for the breasts.
The cake is white cake mix. I used homemade buttercream and covered the entire cake, but you can use any icing you want. After icing the cake I colored store bought white fondant in skin and baby pink. I covered each breast with the skin colored fondant and trimmed the edges. Then I rolled out the rest of the white and covered the bottom half of the breasts and then the belly.
Normally, you would smooth the fondant to hug the cake, but I let it fall naturally around the belly to resemble a dress. With the pink fondant, I rolled it out flat and cut it into one long strip, 3 medium strips and one small strip. I used the long strip to wrap under the breasts, then fashioned a bow with one of the medium strips by creating a ring, pinching the middle together and wrapping the small strip around the pinched middle. Before adding the bow to the middle of the sash, I used the last 2 medium sized strips to create the ribbons under the bow, then added the bow on top.
All the fondant can be attached using a light brushing of water. The water will act like a glue for the fondant. Everyone loved it!
This homemade baby shower cake was the 1st cake I ever did... The bottom is (doubled) 1/2 sheet chocolate cake. The second layer is (doubled) 8" round white cake. Both are covered with butter cream and fondant... the booties, animals, ruffles, diaper bag, ribbons and everything else is fondant.
The bassinet is rice krispie treats also covered with butter cream and fondant. For the top of the bassinet, I used fondant (I cut and shaped as needed, then let dry over a glass covered with plastic wrap - so it wouldn't stick. The ruffles, and the baby monkey are out of fondant as well....
This cake was requested for a baby shower. The expected baby was a girl and the theme was ladybugs.
I found a baby mold online and molded it using half fondant and half gum paste. The red and black was fondant as well as the flowers on the cake. The cake was a white cake with buttercream icing. Everyone was thrilled with the results.
I baked a round cake and a mold of the cart. I placed the cart cake on top of the round one and decorated with whipped cream. For the baby face, I used a round cookie and frosted with a little of pink frost and put eyes, mouth and hair. This homemade baby shower cake was a success for Mayra's Baby Shower!
The base of the Baby Shower Cake is a double layer 1/2 sheet chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling. Covered in fondant. Blocks are RKT covered in fondant. Baby bottom 8" orange cake cut to shape and covered in fondant. Baby feet fondant.