Archive for baby shower cake

• BABY BELLY CAKE…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 10, 2009 by beverlydill

Cake  – 10.10.09

Bethany contacted me awhile back about a pregnant belly baby shower cake.  I had done this particular cake design in the past so it was still pretty fresh on my mind.  The cake was to feed 20 and go with a blue/purple scheme for a baby boy.

I began by baking a soccer ball pans and two small ball pans.  Before I pushed the two small ball cakes together, I cut a straight line down the side of each one so they would press up against each other.  I cut into them again so they would follow the roundness of the belly and sit it place.

After all was cut, I covered the cakes in a thick layer of buttercream and covered with fondant. I left  quite a bit of fondant on the bottom to drape as the dress.  I colored and cut a triangle piece of flesh tone fondant and attached it to the top of the body for cleavage.  I cut strip of white fondant for the trim on the dress followed by the blue for the top ribbon trim and bow.  I used buttercream to pipe the lace on the bottom of the dress. To finish up the cake, I rolled out blue and purple fondant and cut out small flowers.  After placing them around the cake, I piped in the white dots in the center of each flower with buttercream.. After 4 hours, it was complete.

Congrats to the momma-to-be. Thanks, Bethany, for allowing me to create this cake for you guys.  Hope you enjoy.

• BABIES AND BIRTHDAYS…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2009 by beverlydill

Cake #1 – 08.23.09

Lisa contacted me awhile back about doing her grandmother’s 86th Birthday Cake.  She wanted 45 cupcakes with red roses and yellow accents.

I decided to put the cupcakes on the new stand we did her daughter’s birthday cupcakes on.  I baked two 6″ round yellow cakes for the topper cake followed by 45 cupcakes to fill the two tiers below.  I covered the topper cake with buttercream, added a red satin ribbon and piped cornelli lace.  I created the topper with red roses and yellow flowers and yellow ribbon to accent.  I piped a buttercream swirl on top of each cupcake and places a royal icing rose on each one that I had made a few days earlier.  I placed the remaining royal icing roses on the topper cake.  After 4 hours, it was complete.

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Edna!  I wish you many more happy ones to come!


Cake #2 – 08.23.09

I was contacted awhile back about a baby shower cake for some friends expecting their second little girl.  I received the invitation in the mail to match the cake to.  It had three baby blocks so I decided to work the clocks into the design on the cake.

I baked 6 – 6″ square yellow cakes.  I stacked them two high for a total of 3 clocks.  I sat two at different agles on the cake board. I covered them in buttercream and piped on a heart with light pink buttercream in the middle of each side of every block.  I came back and piped the corners of each block eith the same color.  I used the white buttercream to pipe on the cornelli lace design surrounding the hearts.  Finally, I placed the third block on top of the bottom two and supported with dowel rods.  After four hours, it was complete.

Congrats, Jenny and Korey. We can’t wait to meet baby Allyson!

• THREE TIERS OF JOY…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake  – 10.26.08

So the time has come for Jamie’s baby shower. I spoke with her last Sunday at church and she wanted a Designer’s Choice Cake. So to the drawing board I went. The cake was to feed 75. The invitations I made earlier for her was my inpiration for the cake. I went with 3 tier buttercream cake with fondant accents. The top and bottom tier were strawberry and the middle tier was french vanilla.

I began by baking 2-6″, 2-8″ & 2-10″ cakes. I covered each in yellow tinted buttercream. Next came the stacking. I inserted 8 dowels in the bottom to tiers as well as one long dowel rod that went through all three tiers. After they were stacked, I mixed up fondant in the needed colors. I used various size circle cutters and placed polka dots around the cake on the top and bottom tiers. I then cut out small flowers from pink fondant, shaped the petals and placed them around the cake. I came back with yellow buttercream and piped three dots in the middle of each flower. I left the center tier yellow with no polka dots. I wrapped it in a pink satin ribbon and attached a bow to the front. Finally, I piped the pink pearl border with buttercream. For the topper, I layered strawberry cake in the shape of baby booties, covered with pink buttercream and piped yellow laces. I placed a small pink and yellow rocking horse by the bottom tier as the finishing piece. After 7 hours baking/decorating, it was complete.

Congrats again, Jamie! Not too much longer! God Bless you and yours.

• BELLY FULL OF CAKE…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , , , , , on September 5, 2008 by beverlydill

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.

• BABIES AND BLEEDING ARMADILLOS…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , , , , , on August 16, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake # 1 – 08.16.08

So yet again, I booked two cakes for the same day. But all together I finished them both in 12 hours (baking/decorating).

The first cake was a baby shower cake. The mother-to-be had a cake picked out she wanted and went with a pink, black and white color scheme. It was a two tier cake with stripes on top and polka dots on bottom to feed 30 people. She wanted the letter “M” on top for the baby girl’s name McKenzie.  She also wanted unique flavors so we did the top tier chocolate cake with cocoa chocolate buttercream and the bottom tier was strawberry cake with white chocolate buttercream. I layer both tiers in marshmallow fondant.

I began the top tier with white fondant and placed vertical stripes around the cake. I then cut a round piece of fondant and made the letter indentions “McKenzie” around the front. I then made the “M” out of fondant and let it sit for hours to harden and placed on top.

I covered the bottom tier in light pink fondant and cut out white, dark pink and black circles of different sizes and placed around the cake. After the two cakes were stacked, with the help of my lovely mother, we rolled little balls of fondant to be places around the cake. And it was complete. I took off the top “M” because it must now it must sit tight take a ride to Erin (40 minutes away). So I have my fingers crossed for a pleasant delivery. Congrats Audrey!  Thanks so much for letting me take part in such a special time of your life. God Bless.


Cake # 2 – 08.16.08

A young lady and her mother visited me at work and booked a wedding cake and groom’s cake for October. In the meantime, they wanted a 21st birthday cake for Alex to feed 10 people. He loves the armadillo cake in the Steel Magnolia’s movie so they decided to surprise him with one. The cake was to be a red velvet so it would be a true Bleeding Armadillo when he cuts into it.

I began with a football shaped cake and added a layer of buttercream icing. I then made up some gray tinted fondant and draped it on top. I cut long strips of fondant and placed 9 rows on its back then, again with the help of my lovely mother, cut tiny circle to be placed on its back as a scale-like design. I then made his tail with a thick piece of fondant and overlayed scales to the end. I made his head out of cake and draped the fondant on top, with eyes made of black fondant and ears attached with toothpicks. Lastly, I made a template for the leg/foot shape and made all four with fondant and added white toenails as the finishing touch. I was really happy with this cake. It was sick but cute. So Happy Birthday Alex! Enjoy!


• RUBBER DUCKY CAKE…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , on July 20, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake – 07.20.08

I was asked to do a baby shower cake for a young man that attended our church for many years ago. He is now a preacher and has just adopted a newborn son with his wife. Our church decided to have a shower for them after tonight’s service so they went with a Rubber Duck Theme. I’ve done a few sheet cakes with rubber ducks before so I wanted this one to be completely different. I sat down with a notepad and came up with this design and knew it may be difficult and time-consuming, but there’s no other way I’d have it. It had to feed 50 people so I did a two-layer 12″ and two-layer 6″. The base cake is covered in buttercream icing including the grass. I then wrapped the ribbon around the side, tied the bow and added cattails. I then rolled out Marshmallow fondant to cover a layer of buttercream on the 6″ cake. I tinted a piece of fondant with blue shade to give the water a ripple effect. I used another piece of fondant and tinted it many shades of brown, cut them into planks and added creases into the wood to make it look natural. I then attached the water to the top and added one plank at a time. As soon as as the wood was in place, I rolled out a long strip of fondant to go around the top and bottom of the bucket to act as braces. I hand molded the bar of soap and ladybugs and then draped the baby towel over the side of the tub. I added buttercream bubbles, cattails and finally placed the duck on top with a matching bow around its neck. After a little over six hours of baking and decorating it came together just like the drawing I had envisioned in my mind. I was very happy with the outcome and now know you can do anything you put your mind to. So congrats to you, William, Glenna and Isaiah!

• A CAKE FOR BABY BRODY…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , on June 29, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake – 06.29.08

One of my favorite ladies in the world will be a grandma by the first of August. She asked me at church if I could do the baby shower cake and brought me a napkin to go by design-wise. She wanted a vanilla cake with buttercream icing to feed around 35-45 people.

I placed the cake on a board covered in purple paper to match the border of the napkins. I then divided four sections and piped the “B-A-B-Y” letters and the four background colors. I placed a smaller cake on top to incorporate the inner square on the napkin. I added purple basket-weave to the sides and piped his name. Lastly, I made the bear from colored fondant and tied the blue bow around his neck. I finished baking/decorating this cake in about 6 hours.

Congrats, Jana! We all can’t wait to meet him.

• LUAUS AND POLKA DOTS…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , , , , on June 23, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake # 1 – 06.21.08

I booked two cakes this weekend which seemed to be a lot less hectic than the last few weekends, but I still ended with a total of 14 hours of baking/decorating.

The first cake was for Bailey’s First Birthday with the theme of a Luau. She wanted to feed around 25-30 people. We decided on a vanilla cake with buttercream icing overlaid with marshmallow fondant. I made a two tier cake and a small smash cake just for Bailey. I tinted the fondant a sandy golden yellow and mixed in gold luster dust so it would shimmer. I piped a grass skirt with a lai border and “Happy First Birthday Bailey”. The second tier was to alternate palm trees and flip flops.
I cut all of the designs from fondant and placed around the cake. I topped with leaves and flowers with a 1 in the center made of royal icing. I crushed up Graham Crackers and placed around the bottom of each tier to look like sand. I then tinted buttercream the same color as the fondant and iced the baby cake, placing two larger flip flops on top. I piped a B for Bailey on one and 1 on the other for her age. I sprinkled Graham Crackers on top and placed the candle in a flower. We delivered it to the bank and Hillary seemed very happy with it. So Happy Birthday to you, Bailey!

Cake # 2 – 06.21.08

The second cake was for a Baby Shower. Bre is expecting a little girl in August so we went with the theme of the baby’s bedroom – Chocolate with pink polka dots. She wanted a cake to feed 30 and 20 cupcakes to match the cake. We went for a Red Velvet Cake with buttercream icing and marshmallow fondant. I tinted the fondant a chocolate color and cut out little pink and white circles. I placed little polka dots on the cake and used the large circles to form a flower shape. I then piped royal icing as stitches around the flowers. The cake was topped with the Letter A for Amelia and placed a pink bow to match the ribbon around the bottom of each tier.

The cupcakes were Red Velvet with buttercream icing. I cut out pink circle and indented the letter A into each one and placed on top. We placed the cupcakes on two white boards with brown and pink polka dots.

The beautiful mother-to-be seemed to love the cakes. Congrats to you, Bre! We can’t wait to meet Amelia!