A good friend asked me to make her baby shower cake and I didn't know where to start. I decided to make this simple, but elegant cake and it was a big hit.
I used 3 different sized round pans and made 3 double layer cakes. Then I made marshmallow fondant from a recipe easily found on the internet and colored it dark pink, light pink, light green, and left some white. I made the 3 layers completely separate and then put them together using the wedding tier type plastic tubes and bases for structure - This is very important when making multi layer cakes.
I used the fondant to make all the designs on the cakes, stripes, diamonds and flowers. Fondant is really easy to work with and I layered the pieces using water so the designs would stick to the first fondant layer on the cake. For the border I simply used the leftover fondant and rolled it into little balls.
This cake was make for my daughters favourite teachers baby shower. It was a basic chocolate cake with no filling. I made two small 6" round cakes and also an 8" round cake.
Once the cakes were done, I cut two small rounds from the 6" cakes for the wheels then I also cut a small potion and cut a rectangle piece from the big 8" cake for the handle. I decorated it with buttercream icing and mostly with the Wilton star tip.
My daughter did the writing on the board but the two Winnie the Poos were cake decorations that was brought from the shop.
When my daughter took this cake to school to give it to her teacher she felt so proud that all the other teachers were amazed by this cake. In fact it was actually a very easy cake to make. I have seen this cake made with a pan but I didnt have the pan so I made it by myself.
I really enjoyed making this cake!! I used 2 9x13 pans and a 10in round pan to create this bassinett. Please allow cake to cool completely before shaping. Cut the 10in round in to 2 equal halves and use your icing as "glue" to hold them together and on top of the sheet cakes. I recommend that you also use some type of rods or skewers for support to hold your cake together as this cake is pretty heavy. I made up the buttercream icing and colored it using the Wilton food coloring gels. The decals on the sides are edible and made by CakeMate. I used a basket weave technique around the sides and back. The baby on top is plastic and I used the #22 tip to create her blanket and headband!