Sunday, June 5, 2011
Baby Shower Cake
One of my friends is having her 5th baby and I was blessed to make her a cake for her shower. Our Catholic families group tries to have a shower for each new baby even if the mom has already had several children. It is so neat to welcome each new life with a celebration and a cake! :) Also I think the moms appreciate having some things that are just for the new child.
The theme was sage/brown with polka dots. I found some ribbon as requested and then made a gumpaste/topper with a piece of the ribbon attached and the baby's name piped onto it. The cake was white chocolate cake with vanilla/caramel buttercream and chocolate butter cake with chocolate fudge icing. Buttercream icing with gumpaste fondant decorations and chocolate icing polka dots. The cake did a little slide to the right in the car so I had a bit of frustration with the after travel look, but that part of cakes (driving them) is still something I have to work on...long, long way to go. I think with a buttercream cake I need to use more icing to secure the cake to the board and perhaps double check the centering of the top tier. OR I just need to assemble on site! :)