Monday, August 30, 2010

Baby Shower Blues

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Not really blues, but I like the sound of the title. I did this cake for a special friend of mine… her little bundles of baby boy is due soon and a shower was thrown for her.

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This cake was an easy one… I only drew maybe 10 designs… sometimes it takes me more because I always want to do so much. I was glad that the colors were decided for me by the host of the party!

I had fun doing the bassinet. I really wanted to do a stroller but I ran out of time. It was interesting because when you do objects out of fondant it can take a while before it starts to look like what you intended it to be! This started looking like a bonnet.. then a shoe!! I was beginning to get discouraged.. but I knew once I pushed on to the completed object it would be what it was supposed to be.

The cake was basic white cake with buttercream. The top tier was white Satin Ice fondant I died to an ivory hue and the bottom tier was chocolate Satin Ice fondant. The adornments are all fondant but the bassinet and the flowers are gumpaste I made using fondant and tylose powder.

I really like doing baby shower cakes. I find them to be beautiful yet whimsical. I guess it depends on what look you are going for.

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Baby teddy was removable… he matched the decor of the cake table perfectly!!

Congratulations to the mother and father to be!!

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