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Coolest Christening Cake 49

by Jo Anne
(Melbourne, Victoria , Australia)

Homemade Christening Cake

Homemade Christening Cake

Homemade Christening Cake

I made this Christening Cake for my 1st son’s Christening. It is a rich chocolate mud cake, the recipe was handed down to me by my late mother in law.

When the cake was ready to ice, I placed the top tear on a cake board of the same size and iced using RTR icing. After icing the bottom tier I used 4 cake skewers in the bottom cake to support the top cake.

The polka dots, bear, booties and blocks were prepared weeks in advance. The blocks are made of polystyrene then covered with icing. The polka dots, letters and bear are all made out of RTR icing using letter cutters and round cookie cutters for the dots. When the cake was iced, I stuck the dots on using sugar syrup which is made up of ¼ cup sugar & ¼ cup water, and boiling together.

I rolled out more icing for the bow and blanket under the bear. I wanted this cake to be special seeing it was for my 1st son. I loved making this cake for my little man, and now make cakes for friends and relatives.

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Baby shower
by: William

That was awesome cake. Very clean and well put together. by the way what is RTR?

Cake
by: Wendy

Amazing job,love the colors,congrats !

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Coolest Christening Cake 7

by Beth W.
(Charleston, SC)

Homemade Christening Cake

Homemade Christening Cake

On the occasion of my grandson, Luke's, baby christening, I decided to make a cross cake using Wilton's cross pan. Luke's niece, Sydney, was also being christened, and since the event was a family event, I decided to include her in the cake, as well.

This presented a challenge as I had to find a way to equitably decorate with baby blue and baby pink. The christening cake was frosted in butter cream frosting in an off-white color. I ended up alternating raised dots in blue, pink, blue pink, and in a nod to my male grandson, I used blue for the "God Bless." I had a really hard time getting the icing smoothed out and must have used a half a roll of Viva paper towels. Though the pan was molded, it was an older pan and had some flaws.

The cross was not as well defined as I would have wanted.

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Coolest Christening Gown Cake 29

Homemade Christening Gown Cake

Homemade Christening Gown Cake

I made this Christening Gown Cake for my niece. It took me several hours but I enjoyed making it. It was actually my first time using fondant and found it quite amazing. Since there were going to be 80 people attending, I needed to make enough cake for all.

I made four sheet cakes and double stacked them. Then I made another sheet cake where I carved the dress out and layed the fondant dress upon it. I also gave it a little girly touch by adding a pink trim.

The icing is a recipe that was passed down from my grandmother. Everyone at the Christening was impressed and couldn't believe I made it. I never took one class.

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Coolest Christening Cake 6

by Sarah
(Joliet, IL)

Homemade Christening Cake

Homemade Christening Cake

I made this Christening cake for a baby girl's Christening. The cake is "Darn Good Chocolate Cake" out of the Cake Mix Doctor Cook Book. It was excellent!

I used the Wilton cross pan for the top layer and baked a 12x18 cake and cut that into pieces to make 2 additional layers, for a total of 3 layers. I filled the cake with butter cream and also iced it in butter cream. The daisies I made about 5 days ahead of time out of fondant.

The name plaque on the front of the cake was also made in fondant and left to dry. Once dry, I piped the message on with royal icing.

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I LOVE IT!
by: Anonymous

that is just beautiful!

butter cream icing
by: Anonymous

i used butter cream once to ice the cake but it melt when i took the cake from fridge, do you know why?

Great job
by: Anonymous

Buttercream does melt in extreme heat if you use a lot of butter. If you use half butter and half shortening, it'd be more stable.

Also, your frosting does have to be firm enough to hold up. Be sure it isn't too liquidy.

This cross cake is gorgeous, great job!


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Coolest Christening Cake 12

by Claire
(Portsmouth)

Homemade Christening Cake

Homemade Christening Cake

My friend asked for a a blue and white christening cake. I searched the net for ideas. All of the cake is made of fondant apart from the ribbon on the booties. I made a standard sponge cake recipe, using a 9 inch and 6 inch tin.

The large bow was made of fondant and was made in 3 separate pieces and left to dry and slotted together when the cake was finished.

The booties on top are hand made and are removable as a little keep sake.

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