This Baby Shower Cake Design is a cake I made for my stepdaughter's baby shower. It was a little time consuming, and the fondant decorations need to be started several days ahead of time, but it was fun. The end result was worth it.
Both tiers were a dense, chocolate-chocolate chip cake that could hold up to stacking. Layers were filled with a strawberry truffle filling that I made by whipping heavy cream til pretty stiff, mixing in some powdered sugar, crushed strawberries, pure vanilla, and a little strawberry gelatin powder.
I crumb coated (spread a thin layer of buttercream frosting) both tiers and let crust over. I then frosted each tier with a nice coating of blue tinted homemade buttercream frosting.
To assemble them, I inserted 5 dowel rods into bottom tier, placed top tier on a cardboard cake round (needs to be exact diameter of cake it's holding) and centered the top tier directly on top of the dowels.
Once you've done that, the rest is just decorating. The whole cake is done with buttercream except of course for the top decorations. Those are made with fondant, some tinted yellow and rolled out for moon and stars, sprinkled with yellow sugar and left to dry for a few days.
I just free handed the baby and blanket. It was the first time I'd ever worked with fondant, so I just did my best. The little feet were really fun.
This was a fun cake to make, and it was a huge hit.
This Baby Shower Cake Design was made for a baby shower. The invitations had baby cowboys on them so I decided to make the blanket in a cow print. The cake is a double layer 12" round. The baby rump is a 6" Pyrex bowl, and the feet and legs are made of rice krispy treats then covered in flesh colored fondant. The toes are made of balls of flesh colored fondant. I made the blanket by rolling out a sheet of white fondant, then placing abstract designs of black fondant on top of it. I rolled it out with a rolling pin to meld the blanket together.
I iced the cake with buttercream then used a paper towel to smooth it. The baby diaper is also buttercream, then I pressed a napkin into it to create a pattern. I used a pattern press on the sides of the cake and piped them with the number 3 tip. I added dots of dark red on the blanket using tip 2.
Loved this cake, it was fun to make, and fun to look at.
I made this Baby Shower Cake Design for my sister's baby shower. I used a traditional box cake and then shaped it to look like a head. I dyed regular white icing for the flesh. Once I was done icing the cake, I dyed the left over icing a little darker in order to make the nose and inner ears. After that I added a little more red to the batch of leftover icing and placed it on the cake for the baby's cheeks.
After placing the cheeks, I dipped my finger in water and rubbed the reddish color to blend it in to that area and make the cheeks smooth. The eyes are made with a blue glitter gel icing and then for the mouth I cut a little slit in the cake and placed in a binkie.
My sister loved the cake, and it was one of the more fun and easy cakes I've made.