We threw a surprise baby shower for my sister in law who is expecting a girl, and I was entrusted to the job of making a Baby Shower Cake for the occasion. This cake was pretty simple but effective.)
I baked a round chocolate mud cake, cut it into two layers to allow for frosting to go in the middle. I made a small hollow in the top of the cake to allow for the baby 'bed', then spread Betty Crocker vanilla frosting all over. I made marshmallow fondant, my homemade recipe, and separated it into smaller lots and coloured it pink, yellow and then the leftover bits, purple. I covered the whole cake with pink, draping it to look like blankets, then added a few more pieces to the top for the folds and a pillow.
The little baby is actually plastic (and a boy!), but I dressed it as a 'she' in purple and adhered a candy flower to her hair with some sugar glue, then set her up in the hollow of the cake. The yellow blanket has a handmade quilt design printed on it by using a zester tool and carefully printing the dot design and small cutters for the patchwork squares.
I first baked my cakes, two 13" and two 8". I then froze them and next day cut them so they fit nicely and neatly on top of each other. I filled both with icing and layered them on top of each other.
I then kneaded the fondant with a few drops of yellow icing gel to create a pale yellow colour. I then iced the two cakes (the two 8" layered, and the two 13" layered). Rolled my fondant to fit each cake, placed it on and smoothed it out! It was a little difficult as it was very hot out so the fondant was sticky to work with.
To make it a little easier, use powdered sugar to roll out and work with fondant! I made the little babies ahead of time out of fondant. Everything is out of fondant. I rolled the little balls, cut out the stars and moon and letters with fondant and placed everything together.
It was a hit but I was a little disappointed in it just because of the heat! It started to sag but never the less, I still am very proud of my efforts!
This baby shower cake is a one layer sheet cake. I bought a baby and some accessories. I crumb-coated the cake in baby blue frosting. I placed a mound of the frosting underneath the baby to hold it up and covered the space in-between his arms with fondant. I then rolled out a small piece a fondant, just big enough to cover the top of baby.
I used buttercream to pipe the quilt with the star tip. I then used tip 104 to make white ruffles around the sides of the cake. Tip 3 or 4 will work for the pull out fringes. I piped the baby booties on with tip twelve and a tip 2 bow.
This Baby Shower Cake is a cake I made for my friend's baby shower, this is the 3rd cake I made. Her baby room was brown and blue, as she was having a boy. I made the cake from scratch as usual then made fondant from scratch and butter cream icing also.
Then the toughest was the pregnant lady as the humidity was too much those days and the lady kept falling over. It was a challenge, I put in a zip log bag and put it in a freezer also, don't know what was wrong, if any one has ideas please tell me. But the end result was good and everyone enjoyed the cake.