One of my friends and bridesmaid was expecting her first son in May. Funny enough… her name is May and she was also born in May.
A couple of years ago, I have had the pleasure of making the cake for her baby shower when she was expecting her first child and daughter. Again, I had the pleasure of making a cake to celebrate the birth of her son, Jacob.
The theme of the party was Teddy Bears and Pastel.
I started by making the batter for red velvet cake and dyed it with blue gel food coloring. I prefer using gel food coloring instead of liquid food coloring because it does not alter the taste of the cake nor the texture.
While the cake was baking in the oven, I started making the fondant decorations.
For the cake topper, I made a Teddy Bear, some blocks, and a baby blue blanket. The bottle, safety pin, pacifiers, and rocking horse were purchased from Party City. There was no way I will be able to make something that small.
I tried to take step-by-step instructions for you guys on how to make the Teddy Bear, but my hands were so sticky and covered with powder sugar, that I was not able to handle the camera. It’s just not worth the sugar gunk. Hopefully, I will be able to post instructions later.
Have you made or done something and you just had a feeling that it’s not enough? Well, I had that feeling. I can never leave the decorations alone nor can I keep it simple. I saw the blanket laying there and it just looked flat to me.
So I started rolling more fondant and made a baby to go under the blanket.
But I didn’t make just any baby…. I had to make an Asian baby. hee hee, gotta love the eyes!
Now, back on the cake pan to dry. After the fondant dries, I used food coloring pens to draw the eyes and write letters on the blocks.
Then, I moved onto making the decorations for the sides of the cake. After coloring and rolling out the fondants, I used a 1″ round cookie cutter to cut the fondant.
I placed the fondant circles on a baking sheet and let it hang out while I got to working on the cake.
Can you see my other project in the back? In the same weekend… I am making some cupcakes for a friend’s wedding. Sorry, y’all will just have to be patient and wait for the post. Muwahhaaahaaa!
Now, onto the cake. You can’t see it here, but I had lightly frosted the cake and then rolled it with white fondant.
OK. No need to point out the flaws on my fondant covering. I meant to do it like this. Just trying out a rustic look.
Actually, there is no need to take my time and make the covering perfect. After all, the imperfections will be covered with perfect pastel fondant circles.
See, what’d I tell you. Perfect!
Then I added Mr. Rubber Duckey.
Somewhere in Sesame Street, Earnie is looking for his Rubber Duckey. Shhhhh!
Finally, arrange and assemble the cake toppers
Check out the “stitches” on the teddy bear. Impressive, right?
Done, done, and done.
May, I am so happy for you and Paul. Congratulations on your newest addition to the family!
I’m always interested in knowing what others did for their baby shower. If you guys can comment below, it’ll give me some inspirations for when someone asks me to make another cake. It might also inspire my other readers with their own baby shower theme.
So what’s your baby shower theme?