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Coolest Baptism Christening Cake 20

by Laura P.
(London, Ontario, Canada)

Homemade Baptism Christening Cake

Homemade Baptism Christening Cake

Homemade Baptism Christening Cake
Homemade Babtism Christening Cake

This Homemade Baptism Christening Cake was my third cake. I made it for my neighbour’s grandson’s baptism. She asked me to make a bible cake and this is what I came up with.

The book itself is made with (4) 11x15 sheet cakes. I laid one sheet cake (almond wedding cake recipe from on top of the other, offsetting by a few inches to the right so it kind of sagged in the middle and created the correct angle on the outside edge of the “page”. I did the same to the “page” on the right, offsetting the cake to the left a few inches.

I then covered with buttercream icing tinted a slight off-white colour. I then ran a (new) comb through the icing on the bottom, top and sides to make it look like pages of the bible. This didn’t have to be perfectly straight because it made the book look old and worn with the imperfections. I laid off-white tinted fondant in 2 sections to only the top of the cake.

I then rolled out a “snake” of fondant and attached it around the bottom of the cake to look like the outside cover of the book. I used a real ribbon in the middle, and handmade the birds and flowers out of fondant (pansy cutter and then flatten out a little the back of a pencil). I outlined the shape of a cross with the pansies and scattered a few in other sections where I thought it looked nice. These were done in pure white so they didn’t stand out too much.

The birds and fountain I just played with until I thought it looked OK. The writing I did on the cake with edible markers but my trick was to print it out backwards off the computer, paint on food colouring and press onto the cake so I knew where to fill in the rest of the letters!

This cake was very fun to make! I hope I have given you some ideas – just give yourself enough time.

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by: Lisa

You did a fabulous job - absolutely gorgeous!! Love the attention to detail. Keep making cakes!!

by: Anonymous

Thanks for your comment Lisa! Made my day.

by: Anonymous

Wow, what an amazing cake!!

want to copy
by: Celia

Very nice! I am doing a communion cake for this weekend. I hope it comes out half as nice. I like the way you separated the cake I hope I can do mine the same

cool cake
by: Glenda Johansen of Norway

These is a very nice cake, thanks for the idea. I will give it a try to my friends son's baptism which i happen to be a Godmother. keep it up!

by: Jenny

very elegant. great ideas. what is a cutter you used for the fondant flowers? i'm very novice with fondant.

by: Jenny from California

very elegant. great ideas. i'm probably going to copy this for my son's baptism. keep up the great work!

by: SV

Lovely cake! i'm thinking of making it for a baptism but had a question - which brand edible marker did you use? it looks great!

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