Safari Animal Baby Shower Cake

We have created many cakes for Maggie and her family.  We’ve done her husband’s 40th birthday cake, her daughter’s cakes, cookies to announce her pregnancy, etc. (Not surprisingly, we are waaaaay behind on posting all the cakes so you’ll just have to take our word for it.)  But she usually gives us specific instructions on what to do. This time, she gave a few opinions and let us run with it!

She sent us the baby shower invitations and said she’d like to incorporate the animals and colors from that.

The animal safari baby shower invitation. Animal safari baby shower cake inspired by the invitation.

 

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Ahoy, It’s a Boy! Baby Shower Cake

We love creative party ideas, and we recently had the honor of creating a cake for an adorable nautical-themed baby shower!  The theme was Ahoy, It’s a Boy!  How cute is that?! We were given 100% free artistic license in decorating the cake as long as we used red, navy blue, and brown.  Here’s what we created:

Ahoy, It's a Boy! cake for a nautical-themed baby shower.

The boat topper was a sugar replica of decorations used at the shower.  The cake was iced in buttercream and decorated with fondant retro dots and stripes.  Everything you see is edible!

And the flavors were white almond cake with Bavarian cream filling in the top tier and chocolate cake with raspberry cream filling in the bottom tier.  Yum!

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Pink & Yellow Baby Shower Cake with Edible Shoes

Baby shower cakes are always fun to make, and they can vary widely in style, color, and theme.  Here’s one we did a few weeks ago where they wanted it classy and elegant, but still clearly for a baby shower.  We adorned the cake with edible, hand-made whimsical flowers and topped the whole thing with hand-made, edible baby sneakers.  Who doesn’t love baby shoes?! Square buttercream-iced cake adorned with edible, hand-made flowers and baby shoes.

Close-up of the edible, hand-made baby sneakers. Close-up of the edible, hand-made, whimsical flowers.

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2013!

Happy Valentines Day!  While many people (myself included) think that this holiday is over-commercialized, it is still a day set aside to remind us to love each other.  So if you do nothing else today, make an effort to love others and tell your friends and family how special they are to you.

Ok…*stepping off my soapbox*…last weekend, I was able to help sprinkle a friend with love.  She is having her 2nd baby and, while she doesn’t need a full baby SHOWER, we gathered to “sprinkle her & the new baby with love.”  The cake was a giant cupcake carved out of 4 layers of 6-inch round cakes.  It was covered with fondant and decorated with fondant rainbow sprinkles and fondant hearts.  And the flavors – white almond with Bavarian Cream filling.

The cake made for a Mommy's 2nd baby "sprinkle" - and just in time for Valentine's Day!

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Another Gender Reveal for a Friend

Did you see the latest Gender Reveal Cake we posted on Facebook?  One of Mel’s good friends just announced her pregnancy and wanted to reveal the gender of the baby among a small group of friends.  While she wants to remain anonymous until she can contact all her friends and family, we just can’t leave you hanging.  Here’s the big reveal moment!!!

Another gender reveal cake! Blue = baby boy!

Blue!  It’s a boy!

 

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Hawaiian Baby Shower Cake

Hawaiian baby shower cake decorated with fondant hybiscus flowers.

Back in January 2012, we made a baby shower cake to welcome baby Lincoln into the world.  Now, his Mommy is throwing a baby shower for a friend so she asked us to make the Hawaiian-themed cake.
The back-side of the Hawaiian baby shower cake!

We covered the cake in a slightly ivory fondant, made an edible bamboo border around the base of each tier, and covered the cakes with tropical orange & pink hibiscus flowers.

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Elephant Baby Shower Cookies

We love when people give us creative license to do whatever “floats our boat” when we decorate their cakes or cookies.  Jessica asked us to make her baby shower favors and she sent us a few ideas as well as her invitations and shower colors.  But she was open to all of our ideas and trusted us to make something fantastic.

So we made a standing cookie favor!  Mel “pinned” this on Pinterest long ago and has been wanting to try it (do you follow Mel on Pinterest?) so this was the perfect opportunity!

A standing elephant cookie for a baby shower favor.

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Carters Bedding-Inspired Baby Shower Cake

In our last blog post, we talked about creating edible figures to go on an out-of-state cake.  It’s a way for us to still be involved in the birthday party since we can’t ship an entire birthday cake.  Now we’ve got another solution!

Hold your party here!  That’s what Gail did!  They held a baby shower in Seminole, FL so they were able to pick up the cake on the way.  Yay!

"Welcome Sweet Alyssa" A baby shower cake that was inspired by the bedding the Mommy-to-be chose for the nursery.

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Diaper Bag Baby Shower Cake

Last weekend, Adam’s mom threw us another baby shower! There were so many people there to talk to and so much good food to eat that I didn’t take a single photo at the shower. Whoops! I can’t believe it! So I have no new baby bump photos to share with you, but I do have a gazillion photos of the cake!

It’s the first official cake for Mikaela from Mommy! In other words, I made it. I spent almost all day Friday working on it because I wanted it to be just perfect for her.

The cake itself was shaped like a giant diaper bag and had a layer of chocolate cake, a layer of vanilla cake, and guava filling. The baby shower was held at Cafe Nuevo in Tampa (yum!) so I thought it was appropriate to have guava filling.

diaper bag baby shower cake edible baby shoes teether rattle
diaper bag baby shower cake edible baby shoes teether rattle
diaper bag baby shower cake edible baby shoes teether rattle
I made a tag for the bag and wrote “Mikaela” on it so it looked like we were ready to drop her off at day care. Although, I don’t know if she’ll ever go to day care with 2 sets of grandparents dying to babysit. *wink*

diaper bag baby shower cake edible baby shoes teether rattle
And I made a couple of pairs of shoes using cutters from Cakes N’Supplies by Ximena. Love them! I made these late at night on Thursday so they came out a little sloppier than I’d hoped…I think my eyes had started going cross-eyed…but the cake wouldn’t have been complete without them! In fact, Taylor, who came over to help me deliver the garbage truck cake & cookies, helped me by making the buttons and cutting out the Converse logos. Perfectly done!

diaper bag baby shower cake edible baby shoes teether rattle
Then I made a key teether set using another cutter from Cakes N’Supplies by Ximena. So cute! And I had to make some safety pins to represent the fact that we’re going to use cloth diapers for Mikaela.

diaper bag baby shower cake edible baby shoes teether rattle
And after we finished putting all the accessories on the board, Taylor and I noticed a blank spot towards the back. Oh no! That will not do! But Taylor came to the rescue and made this adorable baby rattle to fill the spot!

diaper bag baby shower cake edible baby shoes teether rattle
My due date is only 7 weeks away now and we can’t wait to meet Mikaela!

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