hello everyone! sorry about the huge gap in posts, i've been super busy at work and away on vacation! Anyhoo, a friend of mine is having a baby boy that's sure to be drop dead gorgeous and she asked me to do the baby shower cake. The theme was nautical and i kept it pretty simple. I like simple cakes.
first step is always, bake the cake then frost it :)
and if you're like me, sneak in some chocolate chips or candy in the middle layer :)
once you're done, your crumb coat should look like this (crumb coat = very thin layer of icing)
*pretend there's pictures of me covering the cake with white fondant here*
if you need to know how to do this, click on my air force cake tutorial HERE
Next i wanted to border the cake with little waves (auntie to be sent me a pic of this on another cake), this was pretty easy to do as long as you have circle cutter...or even a shot glass would work. Roll out your fondant and cut it into a neat strip, then cut semi circles out
when you add the border to the cake it will look like this, pretty cute huh?
next up mini life savers...i didn't take pics of me making these bc i suck. Basically cut a disk out and cut a smaller disk out of the center and add little red squares...easy :)
i made the cake topper the day before at work, i know i have the unfair advantage of making awesome metal cake toppers. (i've been thinking about opening an etsy shop with custom cookie cutter and cake toppers.......not convinced though since my life is already so freaking busy) Basically i drew my design on AutoCAD and the waterjet did the rest :)
i sanded it down a little and washed it thoroughly, i painted it and waited a couple days to make sure it was super dry and no chemicals were still there, then i washed it thoroughly again.
red and nautical-y :)
i added little disks with the baby's initials all around the top and made little matching cupcakes
there they all are neatly packaged into my box and ready to be transferred
now that your hard work is done, have fun at the party :)
For all of the observant readers, you'll notice there were only 8 cupcakes at the party instead of the 10 in the photo. that's because my darling dog Chloe decided the spontaneously jump in the car while i was loading everything up and stomp on the box......this led to 4 cupcake casualties, RIP cupcakes
Luckily i had 2 extra cupcakes in the house and i re-used the lifesaver toppers, but i did freak out and cry when i saw what was happening, i was terrified to look inside the box!
and that is the story of how 10 cupcakes became 8