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:
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!
It’s Wednesday! Mel is currently elbow-deep in buttercream and frosting, but here’s a quick picture to keep you happy. These are cookies we created for a baby shower for twin girls. That’s a lot of pink!
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?!
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.
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!!!
Blue! It’s a boy!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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*
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!
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.
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!
My due date is only 7 weeks away now and we can’t wait to meet Mikaela!
It seems like we’ve been doing a lot of baby shower cakes lately! Here’s one we created for Betsy, the owner of The Plant Shoppe here in town.
The whole cake was iced in white buttercream and decorated with fondant polka dots. The bow was also made of fondant and rested at the base of the bottom tier.
The owls on the topper were straight from the baby shower invitation! They were printed on icing sheets using a PhotoFrost machine and mounted on gum paste to give them some rigidity.
Cute, simple, and to the point.
And don’t you love the name Andrew Joseph?!