Archive for the ‘Baby Shower’ Category

My third fondant cake

February 2, 2009

Well, I did the Chanel Cambon tote in black & white for the baby shower.  Except I left out a few things because I spent some time helping cater the event as well.  I didn’t have time to add the black corner detail like that on the original (at least from what I’ve seen in pics).  Also, I never had a chance to play around with gumpaste to make baby items that would accompany the wanna-be diaper bag.  I did make the cake board to make it more baby friendly. 

I had so much fun using the embosser tool for the quilted effect.  I rolled the tool in white luster than rolled it over the fondant.  I attempted to dye the chocolate fondant that I had prepared the night before with black icing gel but then opted to just paint the pieces.  I didn’t let it dry all the way so some of it got on the cake board but nothing too drastic. 

For the cake, I used this chocolate WASC recipe from cakecentral.com. The one I used is made from scratch.  There are some that use boxed cake mix also.  I have to say I was pleased with the moistness of the cake but for some reason not so impressed by the taste.  I’ll try it out again though, maybe add some other ingrediants or try a different filling. 

Oh yes, one last thing, I made orange buttercream.  Yummy!  I’m in love with this flavor buttercream.  I used Wilton’s recipe for plain buttercream and added orange extract and grated orange peel.  Try it, you’ll love it, too!  And that was my experience with another fondant cake.

my-chanel-cambon-tote

New toys!

January 27, 2009

Yipee! I finally decided on doing the Chanel Cambon tote in black and white for the baby shower.  Now, its not your traditional diaper bag but if I were a mom I would definitely lug Huggies in this bag.  I’m really looking foward to using the embosser tool for the quilted effect. 

 

Embosser/cutter, icing color in black, white pearl dust luster

Embosser/cutter, icing color in black, white pearl dust luster

I need to think of the baby toys that will accompany the tote so that everyone can tell its for a baby shower.  I’ve read that it’s best to use gumpaste for this.  I’ll have to practice tonight because I haven’t worked with gumpaste yet.  Although, I’m sure it’s very similar to fondant with a more clay like effect.

A baby shower cake pictures contest!

January 25, 2009

While I was looking for tips and ideas online for the baby shower cake I found a Baby Shower Cake Contest.  How cool is that?  The deadline is January 31, 2009.  It’s also the same day I’ll be completing the cake so hopefully I’ll have time to submit a pic.

Baby shower cake brainstorming

January 25, 2009

My sister is throwing a baby shower for a friend this weekend and has asked me to do a baby diaper bag cake.  She has also requested it to be either a LV, Coach or Chanel bag.  Well, I kind of put the idea in her head when I sent her a pic of an LV diaper bag cake that I saw online and jokingly said, “I bet I can make this!”.  So now I’m trying to muster up ideas on how to execute it including the cake flavor.