This Crib Cake for Baby Shower was for my 11th grandchild's baby shower. The cake was made with 2 half sheet pans that were cut in half and stacked making it a four layer cake. The cake flavors were strawberry and vanilla with strawberry mousse filling. Each layer was frosted with a light coat of butter cream to help prevent the mousse from soaking into the cake. After it was stacked and frosted I then made blue and yellow fondant and put ruffles around the cake and cut squares of the same to give it the look of a quilt.
The crib itself was made from 5 gallon paint stirrers and craft sticks. The total cost for this was only about 3 dollars. It was put together with hot glue all but one side which we left off until it was around the cake then that was attached with floral wire so that we could get it off easily. The wire was hidden with one of the wrist rattles that I put on the legs of the crib. The wood was painted with food coloring mixed with vanilla because I didn't want anything that could be toxic near the cake. I then purchased inexpensive toys and baby doll and placed them on the cake after the baby was in place I made a small fondant blanket to finish the look.
I made this Baby Basket Cake for my friend's baby boy's Christening. I started with 2 12" rectangle sponge cakes made from fresh ingredients (no packet mixes). I also baked 3 8" round cakes, 1 strawberry, 1 vanilla, and 1 chocolate. I laid the 2 rectangle cakes on top of each other with vanilla butter cream and homemade strawberry jam then cut and shaped.
The 3 round cakes were done in the same way then cut to shape. I wrapped brown chocolate flavored fondant icing round the bottom of the basket and scored a weave pattern into it. I then made the patchwork blanket from blue and white fondant icing. Then platted some brown fondant icing and put round the edge.
I then covered the back of the canopy and draped a large piece of white icing over the back of the canopy. I then cut out shapes to resemble lace and frills to edge the cake.
The Me To You bear on the side was modeled from fondant icing then a nappy made from icing was wrapped round. The bear's fur was then picked with a tooth pick to resemble fur and the baby's name and date of birth was carved into the back of the bear to keep as a keep sake.
This is a baby in basket cake that I made for a friend for a baby shower. She was going to have a boy so I did the background in blue and then put little rosette flowers all over it.
It was made in a 12 inch cake pan so it would feed many people because we were not sure how many people would be there. I was at first going to do the baby's head as a cookie but then decided to just use the icing for the head. I used the basket weave look to make it look like the baby is in a basket.
On this cake I made the baby with one hair but if you have a baby that has a head of hair then you could do a head of hair. This is a great cake to make for a baby shower or even an after the baby comes. You can make it for a boy or a girl.
This Homemade Baby Cot Cake is my second cake. It is a basic sponge cake with fondant icing. All is edible on the cake. Due to time restriction I should have cut the cot ends out and let them harden overnight but didn't so I have a cotton bud and piece of icing helping to keep it straight.