Sunday, April 18, 2010

Baby Girl Shower Cake

I was really happy with the way this cake turned out. The shower host gave me a copy of the invitation, which I used to develop the design. I had tried the technique with the stripes coming up and over the edge of the cake on the little first communion cakes I made, and I liked the way it looked. So I wanted to try the stripes on a fondant covered cake. I added the bead border on the top with frosting to give the top artwork a nice frame. I then added the pink fondant bow around the bottom of the cake, topped with a little plaque with the baby's initials. The little bassinet on the top of the cake I modeled after the invitation logo. I also got to try a new technique by striping the fondant and then rolling it out (on the bassinet), which was cool. I added the silver bead edge to the bassinet and the silver balls on the legs to finish off the design and bring in the touch of silver that was in the invitation. I love a good theme, so it was fun to bring the invitation to life on the cake. I also got to make matching cookie favors (see other post) which were also fun. The cake was alternating layers of vanilla and cookies and cream cake with chocolate custard filling. Hope you gals had a fun shower!

1 comment:

Seeversa said...

sounds delicious and looks awesome!