Baby Shower Cakes!

Posted by admin on February 25th, 2012 filed in Baby, Bakery!, Food, General, Neat things

Stacey and I spent a night making these cakes for Mark and Jody’s baby shower two weekends ago. The Mom-to-be even stayed up to offer moral support!

For this cake, Stacey came up with the great idea of cutting cupcake tops into umbrellas, since it was a shower.

We lit up some candles that had multi-colored flames. It was hard to see the colors with the lights on, but they were still pretty neat.

For this cake, we decided how to decorate it at 2:30am. It was delicious.

Here is the owl family cake! We’re really proud of this one. All of those little leaves are made of marzipan. We dyed it, we rolled it, we cut it, and Stacey painstakingly hand detailed it! I did the owls, and Maggie ate an entire owl at the party. Since they are mostly sugar, someone was a little hyper afterward.

Here is a view of the top. This is before we got rid of the dusting of powdered sugar, which was necessary to keep it from sticking to us, the rolling pin, the table, etc.

Here is the delicious owl family.

Again, some of these were taken before we swept away the powdered sugar with damp paint brushes.

Here you can see the little sugar balls we attached around the base of the house and throughout the leaves. They were minty green and I liked to think of them as fireflies. They line the path to the owls’ house, too. We actually made up a whole back story for the cake, and it involved beavers, but I’ve forgotten most of it. Probably for the best.

Regrettably, I did not get a really good picture of the door Stacey cleverly made. You can see it a little bit here.

All three cakes made it to the shower in one piece. I was relieved. I spent a lot of time picturing a repeat of the Totoro Incident.

One Response to “Baby Shower Cakes!”

  1. Drew Says:

    It’s been way too long since I looked around your blog and when I came across this and saw 0 (zero!) comments, I couldn’t believe it.

    You guys did such an incredible job on these cakes that public credit must be paid. Not only did they look awesome, but they were absolutely delicious. So three cheers for you and Stacey!