As is a lovely British tradition, I used the top tier of our wedding cake as the base for my eldest daughter's baptism cake (luckily we were only married a year before my first daughter came along, so the cake wasn't too old)! I had to take off the old icing and marzipan and redo both before I could decorate it.
I decided to make a teddy bear out of marzipan to put on the top of the cake and I was really pleased with the result. To make the teddy, I made the body first out of a ball of marzipan, added another ball as a head and a tiny flat ball as his nose. I then added cylinders of marzipan as arms and legs and finally shaped some little ears. I used a very thin paint brush and food coloring to paint on ear-inners, eyes, nose and paws.
I gave the teddy some flowers to hold (they were part of the decoration on our wedding cake too - although you can buy flowers from sugar craft shops).
I used pink coloring to color some more marzipan to make little building blocks and piped letters on them. Our daughter is Philippa Rosemary so conveniently two words with the same number of letters! I added yellow stars (cut with a playdough cutter) to decorate, and used a pink ribbon tied around the cake and pinned in place.
This was my first ever attempt at icing and decorating a cake and I loved it, I've now made and iced cakes for all 3 of my children to date - some more ambitious than others!
The cake was half white and half chocolate, with buttercream icing and covered in marshmallow fondant. The lambie, blankie and Bible were sculpted with gum paste. I wrote the scripture verse "Suffer the little children unto me" with a small paintbrush and black gel colouring. Next time, I would like to use edible markers as I think a more superior detailing can be achieved with a pen.
The vertical stripes were fondant and the blocks were rice crispy squares, covered in fondant and topped with gum paste letters. The cake was super moist and a real crowd pleaser. The lambie was kept as a keepsake as he was just too cute to actually eat!
I made this Baptism Cross Cake for my cousin's daughter.
This cake is a double layer french vanilla. I iced it with homemade buttercream icing. I also used the buttercream between layers.
I baked the cakes in a dark coated pan and let them cool on the counter for about two hours. After cooling, I cut the shape of the cake out while in the pan. After icing the center of the cake I shaved the sides of the cross to make sure they were even.
The icing is tinted with red food coloring for the flowers, green for the vines and yellow for the border. I used a Wilton's star tip (#18) to tip the cake.
We made this cake for my daughters baptism on August 1, 2010. The inspiration for her party was he Footprints in the Sand poem. It is a double layer 11 x 15 chocolate cake with butter cream filling and a homemade marshmallow fondant. We used chocolate mold to make the feet and brown sugar as the sand. We also made a sand dollar, star fish and shell out of the fondant...it was delish!!