Friday, June 25, 2010

Recipe: Baby Shower Cake

My daughter-in-law's baby shower took place recently and I made this cake for her in the colors of the future baby girl's nursery.  To personalize it I printed out a baby photo and taped it to a wooden skewer to insert into the cake.
 Click here for the chocolate cake recipe.
It is a Wilton Pan called Baby Buggy and I used a Wilton pastry bag and a #16 or 17 tip to form the individual stars to cover the cake.  They recommend slicing enough off the top of the cake while it is in the pan so that it will sit flat on your serving platter. I did put a skim coat of white frosting (delicious!) on the cake first.  Then using a large Wilton pastry bag and a star tip, I began the process of covering the cake with the appropriate colored stars.  
I also make chocolate cupcakes and yellow cupcakes.  Unfortunately, the cute baby design on the cupcake wrappers pretty much disappeared during the baking process so I set them in a fresh paper before serving.  The cupcake stand is also from Wilton and many of their products are sold at ACMoore and Michael's.  Don't forget your 40% off coupon!
The basket holds the favors, baby buggy sugar cookies, frosted with Royal Icing.  And the frame contains a collage of early photos of the 
future Mom and Dad.

23 comments:

Krista said...

What a beautiful cake! I've always wanted to take a decorating class - someday!

:) Happy Monday!

Danielle said...

You did such a nice job :) Looks like the shower turned out beautifully.

Haupi said...

Uh oh, I didn't know there was a cake mold for things like that...what a beautiful cake!! I've learned something here - even with using the frosting. Thank you so much. Your table looked wonderful. I know your daughter-in-law appreciated it. You did a great job.

Okay, now I gotta go google cake molds.

Haupi
http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

Its A Blog Party said...

Very beautiful cake!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

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★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #12! ~Bridgette

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

That cake is amazing. Some little girl is going to be very lucky! How clever it was to use her picture!

Nikki said...

Ok, now I'm hungry for cake! lol
So cute! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

Crystal said...

Awesome job!!! Beautiful.

Love the baby pic in there. So smart.

Stopping by from WFMW.

Tree said...

Thanks for linking up for my Tasty Tuesday this week!! These are just simply adorable!! My daughter would love them!

Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)
Mother of Pearl It Is

Denise Marie said...

awesome job!! wow, what love can do for a friend.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

What beautiful cakes - and what a lovely idea to personalise the larger one!!

Olivia said...

Beautiful cake and cute setup!

Cheryl said...

Really pretty! You should add this cake to the CraftShare Flickr pool to show off your cake decorating skill!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/sewcando/pool/

momstheword said...

I always love cupcakes and I also really love the baby buggy with the picture of your daughter. So cute! Thanks for linking up today.

Ginger said...

So cute! I love throwing showers! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Love the pick and green! You did a fabulous job on the cake! Super cute! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly apprecite it. Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Donda said...

Dropping by via Welcome Wednesday. Your site is amazing! Love the cakes and the table setting...going to keep digging! If you like you can stop by to see me at www.dailylifewithbipolar.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Your cake looks fabulous...what a nice touch adding the photo. Great colors.

Jerri said...

Pink & green is my favorite color combination. Great job on these!

Thanks for joining me for Friday Favorites!

Bird said...

Hey Sweetie!!

Featured your Party at Bird Crafts!! :)

Thanks again for linking up!

Love,
Bird

LambAround said...

This is super cute! I can never imagine what the cake will actually look like based on those pans. To me, the pan just looks like a smudge! :)

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