Posts Tagged ‘baby shower cake’

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Chalkboard Baby Shower Cake

February 28, 2017

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This weekend I had the pleasure of making a baby shower cake for some of our awesome friends. The theme of the party was “A Baby is Brewing.” It was a party for everyone and it had plenty of great beers and lots of great food. My friend, the wonderful host, made the cutest beer bottle labels that matched the decorations perfectly. The invitation to the party was a chalkboard style so I decided to go with that theme. This was my first chalkboard cake and I had a good time putting it together.

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The cake was a 7 inch round vanilla filled and iced in vanilla buttercream. I covered the cake in black fondant and painted it with white gel color. I watered down the thick food gel with vodka and hand painted the lettering. This was a pretty simple cake but made a good statement. One thing that I would have done differently was use smaller brushes. My white “chalk” lines were pretty thick. I really need to invest in some tiny brushes like the ones you see that have 3 bristles.

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The cake topper was a paper garland that matched the party decorations throughout the house. I wanted to keep the other decoration on the cake simple because the topper and “chalk” writing were so busy. Little fondant balls are perfect decorations to fill space, give color or just make a cake look fun. I hope you like it!

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Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails Baby Shower Cake – Chevron

September 28, 2014

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This weekend I made a baby shower cake with the theme “Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.” The colors for the cake were muted apple green, muted sky blue and gray and the main graphic design was chevron.  I had never done chevron before so I was up for the challenge! I learned a lot of new stuff with this cake, good and bad.

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For the chevron, I used the WAX PAPER TRANSFER METHOD by Jessicakes. She is a wonderful teacher and I thank her for all the great information she shares on her website. (She also has a couple of awesome Craftsy classes)

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The most time consuming part of the chevron was cutting it all out. I used my extra long razor blade (you can find them in the clay section at craft stores) and a cardboard template to get all the zig zags. This was a 12 inch cake and it was almost 6 inches in height. I had to make a lot of chevron.

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The animal figurines for the cake were made 5 days in advance. The dog was extra tall because he was to stand out above the rest. I actually made his body  out of rice krispies treats. You’ll have to check out my next post, it will have a tutorial on how to make the frogs.

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The name plaque was also made early and put on the cake dry, this is where I got into trouble on the cake.  When I arrived at the venue and the box was opened, the fondant on the front had been pulled away from the cake and the plaque has hanging. I racked my brain after I repaired the cake and tried to figure out what went wrong.  The plaque was too heavy!! I think I used too much royal icing on the back of the plaque as well.  I learned a lot , especially when a decoration is too heavy for the cake.

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Baby Fondant Puma Shoes – My attempts to making fondant baby shoes

April 1, 2012

Final baby Puma shoes for baby shower cake

Below is the baby sneaker template that I used for the baby puma shoes. I went to youtube.com and watch a couple of videos on how to put them together. I printed out the template at 130% and that made the shoe a perfect size!

This template is for baby fondant converse shoes but I put my own twist on them and made them into Puma shoes instead.

 

 

Below is the first attempt of fondant baby sneakers and BOY did they look weird! They resembled converse shoes but they were very squatty and thick.

First attempt of fondant baby sneakers

My Inspiration Blue Puma Shoes

Above is the inspiration for the baby puma shoes and I loved color so much that I had to match it!!

The final outcome of the fondant puma shoes on the cake!

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Yellow and Gray Baby Shower Cake with Fondant Covered Blocks

March 31, 2012

This week I made a baby shower cake for a little guy named Wyatt. The theme and color scheme of the shower was yellow and gray with ducks. The “grandma to be” wanted blocks and ducks and something different! I made a 10 inch vanilla cake, filled with vanilla bavarian, iced in chocolate frosting and covered in fondant.

At first, the color scheme was hard for me to grasp for a baby shower. The gray really threw me off but after it was all said and done I think the two colors were great. The decorations at the shower were fabulous and so creative, the cake fit right in!!

I learned that the mom to be loves shoes, especially puma shoes. I decided to make fondant Puma shoes just for the mom. I made them in a bright blue color to contrast the white, yellow and gray on the cake. They sure did stand out! Below are fondant covered blocks that are made of Rice Krispies Treats. I have another post that describes how I make these at:

https://byrdiegirl.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/how-to-make-fondant-covered-toy-blocks-out-of-rice-crispy-treats/