• BELLY FULL OF CAKE…

Cake – 09.06.08

A nice young woman, who previously ordered the armadillo cake and the October wedding/grooms cake for her daughter, placed another order for a baby shower cake.  She told me the cake was for her sister which lead to a funny situation because I thought the cake was actually for her sister, who I’ve always thought a lot of. So my mother and I made up a goodie bag of baby gifts for her to pick up when she got the cake. Come to find out, she wasn’t pregnant! The shower was for her friend, but we still send our love and congrats with the gift and cake to the unknown mother-to-be!
And, Heather, keep that card because one of these days you’ll need it! 🙂
But back to the cake… She had the cake picked out which made it a bit easier than sitting down and sketching out numerous options. She went with a French Vanilla Cake with Buttercream and Marshmallow Fondant to feed 20 in the shape of a pregnant belly. 
 
I began with a soccer pan and two half ball shaped pans. After cutting the belly cake in half, I filled it with a layer of buttercream. I carved away some of the so called “breasts” of the cake so that they would fit against the shape of the belly and into each other. I iced the cake with buttercream and smoothed over after the icing hardened a bit to give the fondant a nice smooth surface to drape over. I rolled out a large piece of fondant and placed it on top of the entire cake. I formed it to the breasts and belly and let it wrinkle around the bottom part of the cake for the dress. I then tinted a piece of fondant flesh tone and cut a triangle shape to form the cleavage. After the skin was in place, I cut long strips of white fondant for the fabric design at the top of the dress and placed on top of the cleavage. With a ruffled-edged cutter, I cut blue tinted fondant for the lacy ribbon on the top of the dress. I used the remainder of the blue fondant for the bow that was placed in the middle and the ribbons that hang over the belly. Finally, I piped buttercream around the edge of the dress and wrote “Welcome Baby Grear” above the female figure. After 4 hours of baking/decorating it was complete. I was so happy to have made something a little different than the usual baby shower sheet cake. So thank you, Carmella and Heather, for the cake challenges and, again, I’m so sorry for the mix up! This one will definately be a cake to remember. God Bless.

5 Responses to “• BELLY FULL OF CAKE…”

  1. Heather Bryant Says:

    Beverly,
    Thank you so much for the beautiful “belly cake.” My friend and all of the women at her baby shower loved it. I also told them about the mix up, and they thought it was pretty funny, too. Thank you for the goody bag — I went ahead and gave it to my friend and she said, “thank you” as well. The people in our area are so blessed to have someone as talented and creative as you are to make cakes for our special occasions. I can’t wait to see my niece’s wedding cake and the groom’s cake this Saturday! I know you will do a wonderful job! You are awesome 🙂
    Heather

  2. Tina Suchy Says:

    I love this cake the best. I am getting ready to make this cake this weekend. I will let you know how it turns out. Your website is amazing!!!!

  3. Hello,

    I am very interested in making a cake simmer to this and I was wanting to know what i need for it??? I am not really that experienced with making cakes but my Mother-in-law is and she asked me if I would get more information about how to make one. I need to know what kind of fondant Icing to buy is the roll out one or the poor? Also how did you make it in that shape The body and the cleavage? How do I color it if i want it to be pink? Sorry for so many questions I am kinda new to doing this. Thank you for your time.

    P.S. Your cake is beautiful.

    Thanks again,
    Monica

  4. Hello,

    I am very interested in making a cake similar r to this and I was wanting to know what i need for it??? I am not really that experienced with making cakes but my Mother-in-law is and she asked me if I would get more information about how to make one. I need to know what kind of fondant Icing to buy is the roll out one or the poor? Also how did you make it in that shape The body and the cleavage? How do I color it if i want it to be pink? Sorry for so many questions I am kinda new to doing this. Thank you for your time.

    P.S. Your cake is beautiful.

    Thanks again,
    Monica

  5. Hello,

    I am very interested in making a cake similar to this and I was wanting to know what i need for it??? I am not really that experienced with making cakes but my Mother-in-law is and she asked me if I would get more information about how to make one. I need to know what kind of fondant Icing to buy is the roll out one or the poor? Also how did you make it in that shape The body and the cleavage? How do I color it if i want it to be pink? Sorry for so many questions I am kinda new to doing this. Thank you for your time.

    P.S. Your cake is beautiful.

    Thanks again,
    Monica

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