This Baby Carriage Cake was made for a friend's baby shower!
I baked 2-10" round cakes and crumb coated them to prevent crumbs from coming through! They were stacked and then final coated with homemade butter cream. I marked and divided the cake into 4 parts, 1/4, 1/4 & 1/2! The top left 1/4 was final iced in light pink, the right in white while the bottom 1/2 wasn't final iced to prevent having too much icing!
The bottom was basket weaved with tip #21, with a reverse shell border along top of 1/2! The upper left 1/4 was bordered with a reverse shell to divide the 2-1/4's. Tip #3 was used to create the scribble on the 1/4 to create the hood of the carriage, with a line with tip #14. The right upper 1/4 was final iced white for the background and the baby's head was piped with tip #12 in a continuous circle, the facial features and hair was piped with tip #3.
The carriage wheels were tip #12, white icing, with outline with tip #14 and rosette middle also with tip #14!
To start with this Homemade Stroller Baby Shower Cake I made from a fruit cake in an 11 inch round tin, basically a Christmas cake recipe with brandy so the main part of the cake would last!
The wheels and handle were made from Madeira cake in a 9inch round tin. I cut a v shape from the fruit cake to make it look like a hood, then the wheels were cut using the plastic top of a baby milk tin! The handle I just cut freehand.
All was covered in apricot jam then marzipan then the pink and white fondant icing. I had cut the daisy's a few days before and put pink sugar pearls in them and allowed to dry. These were all then placed on with edible glue!
This is the first time I have made a shape cake before, normally just do the normal round birthday cake. But this was for the mum of my first grandchild so put in a bit more of an effort!
Quite pleased with the result and it was a hit with everyone, just a shame to cut it!!
I hosted a surprise baby shower for my friend who was pregnant with her first child. So far I have made both of my twins cakes for their first and second birthday and they have both been huge hits!!
With no formal training at all, I've really enjoyed decorating these cakes. My mom bought me a little Betty Crocker decorating set and plans to give me her Wilton one (she took cake decorating classes years ago).
I purchased the Wilton Baby Buggy cake pan and then just did my own decorating for this baby buggy cake. As recommended, I added a pouch of pudding mix to the cake mix to make the finished cake more stable and easy to work with. I also cut the top off, as recommended to help the cake lay flat.
I used the Wilton buttercream frosting recipe which works very well and tastes delicious!! Everyone at the shower was amazed that I had made the cake and had never taken a class! The mother to be was very appreciative-it's so nice to add that little special touch of your own creativity!