I made this baby cake for my niece’s Baby shower. She didn’t know the sex of the baby so I used neutral colors so that it would be appropriate for either sex.
I made the baby and blanket with flowers 3 days ahead of the cake and finishing flowers. It is made of Fondant that I colored to look like skin tone ( a very pale pink and light brown & white )and the colors you see on the cake. I also made a baby bottle & rubber ducky in fondant but the other small elements (rattles carriages and clear bottles are plastic, purchased from the craft store ).
The shower was on a Saturday so I baked the cakes on Thursday evening to let them cool completely over night. They are easier to ice that way with the buttercream or desired icing that goes on before the Fondant (this is the next step. Friday I finished making the flowers and border to the large “blanket” that the baby is laying on that covers the cake.
I actually chose a whipped cream icing to ice the cake before the fondant. I find that it is not as sweet as some and gives a nice balance to the fondant which tends to be pretty sweet for me personally. I rolled out the fondant then textured it to match the small blanket and then topped the cake with it, added my ruffled edge and finished garnishing with the flowers and added baby and blanket and elements on top and the cake was done !
It was a hit at the shower, mommy to be loved it, and the guests seemed to like it too. I even got another order from it. I have always wanted a baby and could never have one of my own (I did however adopt a four year old who is eleven now )but this was a JOY to make! I truly enjoyed every minute of it!