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Coolest Blocks Animals Baby Shower Cake 34

by Brooke D.
(Kansas)

Homemade  Blocks Animals Baby Shower Cake

Homemade Blocks Animals Baby Shower Cake

Homemade  Blocks Animals Baby Shower Cake
Homemade  Blocks Animals Baby Shower Cake

I have always made birthday cakes for my kids and one baby shower cake for a friend, so making this Homemade Blocks Animals Baby Shower Cake for the entire faculty at the middle school I teach at was a big step for me. I made this cake for another teacher. I choose the colors for the cake because it matched with the decorations purchased by the other teachers. I got the idea for the cake by combining parts of cakes I liked from the Wilton book.

The night before I made the blocks and animals for the cake out of the pound cake recipe on the Wilton website, which was easy beside you just modify a cake box. I also made the letters and ears, feet, dots and flowers out of the pre-made fondant from Wilton. I used a 6x2 inch square pan for the blocks and the mini-bear pan for the animals. I had to cut and stack the cake for the blocks which was difficult to get even. I am going to try to find a cake pan that is more of a cube next time.

The next day I made two 11x14 white cakes and layered them for the rectangular base of the cake. I then frosted the entire cake and decorated it by using the #16 star tip from Wilton for the brown stars and used a stencil for the edges. I just used a basic buttercream recipe. Next, I frosted the blocks with chocolate frosting and put the fondant decorations on the blocks.

Next were the animals. I cut off the ears on all of the bear cakes and did some carving on the cakes to suit each animal. I used the star tip to decorate the bodies on the animals and placed the fondant ears/feet on the cake. Make sure that the animals are even on the bottom or they might tip over. Finally I put the animals on the cake.

This cake was a little time consuming, but I had fun doing it.

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Cute cake!
by: Misty

Great Job!

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by: Christie

I LOVE the cake; I didn't know you were so talented. The colors are really vibrant! Thanks for sharing!

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