Sunday, January 27, 2008

It's a Boy! Or maybe a Girl?!?!

My friend DC asked me to make a cake for our friend MR's baby shower in Chicago. M&D do not know the sex of their baby-to-be, so I decided to go with pink AND blue, along with some light green and yellow.
The cake is a tender yellow cake, deriving its flavor (and color) solely from the eggs and butter in the recipe. Each tiere had 3 layers of cake, and layered cake-chocolate buttercream-cake-ganache-cake-chocolate buttercream.
The cake was covered in homemade rolled fondant, colored ivory. The "bibs", lettering on the box, and box outline are also made of rolled fondant. The box itself is made of gum paste, which is very similar to fondant except that it dries much faster and harder. The box is "glued" together with royal icing, which was also used for the piping on the bibs and at the base of each layer.
The only inedible part is the baby poking out of the top, which is made of plastic and was purchased.
This cake should easily serve a party of around 30 people.


At February 21, 2008 at 2:03 AM , Blogger Peabody said...

That is truly adorable!


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