Be My Baby.

Over the past weekend, I was asked to make a baby shower cake, for a baby girl, in the shape of a onesie. It was something I’d never done before, so I was totally stoked, and couldn’t wait to start working on it! The cake itself was to be red velvet, iced with buttercream, and few fondant adornments. I don’t own a onsie-shaped pan, so I had to first draw the pattern on a piece of cardboard. Once I had that done, I laid the pattern on top of the sheet cake, and carved it out.

I then iced it with pink buttercream.

ice, ice, baby.

I then grabbed some fondant (I swear by Satin Ice), colored some dark pink, some yellow, and left the rest white, and crafted the accoutrements.

we’ll make them turn their heads, every place we go.

The cake was a hit with both the person who ordered it, and the mom-to-be. And I was tickled pink. 🙂

Cake Babies.

I was asked over the weekend to do cupcakes for a baby shower – they were nursery rhyme-themed. I haven’t really thought about nursery rhymes in a great many years. In fact, I couldn’t even remember any of them! I had to look them up! But once I started googling, they all came rushing back. Then came the difficult decision of which ones to actually simulate in cupcake form. So, after careful consideration, I went with:

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

baby, you’re a star.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

is that a spider on your cupcake?

and The Three Little Pigs.

little pig, little pig, let me in!

In addition to these, I did some complimentary pastel colored cupcakes, complete with a little glitter (i.e., sugar crystals).

pretty in pastel.

These were fun to make! I hadn’t really been doing much of this kind of thing lately, and it was great to get back into it! But the flood gates are open now – I’ve got cupcakes for a party this weekend, and a cake for my nephew next weekend – pictures and stories to come! 🙂