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Shades of Blue

So this past weekend was the complete opposite from the weekend before in terms of colour schemes. I ended up doing 3 baby shower cakes – all for little boys! All three were simple but adorable designs that would be perfect for any baby boy-to-be!

The first one was a jungle themed 1/4 sheet cake with fondant accents.  This one was a hit with the shower celebrants – so much so, I’ve had two requests to recreate this same design!

 

The second one was a little price theme – this one was a single layer 10″ cake with a crown and polka dot accents.  I did little crown shaped sugar cookies with fondant icing to coordinate. Cookies are such a fun baby shower favour – who doesn’t enjoy an edible treat?!

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The last one was a single layer 12″ cake with fondant feet and polka dots. The pitter patter of tiny feet….

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I think it’s so funny the way certain themes or styles all tend to get ordered at the same time!  Let’s see what other trends are to come later this year!

With best wishes for a “sweet” day!

Cayke

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As Cute As A Button…

A friend of mine always gets a cake from me for any occasion.  She is one of the people who appreciate the taste and flavor that you get from a scratch baked cake with homemade buttercream.  She also trusts my cake design judgments so she ALWAYS leaves the design up to me.  Sometimes it’s scary to have such freedom – because what if I pick a design that she doesn’t like??? Other times is super exciting because I can try my hand at a theme or technique that I’ve been anxious to try.

This was one of those exciting times!  She was attending a baby shower that was being hosted at her office for a fellow co-worker and signed up to bring the cake.  All she said was she needed a cake that was big enough to feed 20 people and it had a gender neutral design.

Ever since I picked up my Wilton fabric fondant/gumpaste mold I’ve been itching for an excuse to give it a go and this was the perfect opportunity!  I decided to go with “As Cute As A Button” for the theme of the cake.  I dyed my fondant various pastel shades to give it colour without being gender specific, used my funky letters to cut out the phrase and my molds to make the baby and the buttons….

baby close up

Then I baked a single layer third sheet (11″x15″) cake – a super moist vanilla cake with my house buttercream. Iced it white with a white shell border and added all of my cut outs.  To give it a little extra pizzazz I made a large “button” for the baby to sleep on.  Isn’t it cute??

cute as a button

This is such a fun theme – one I would love to do again soon!
With best wishes for a sweet day!

Cayke

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The Stork Has Visited & Gender Reveal!

It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted and I’m sorry for neglecting all of my lovely readers!  The reason I’ve been so off from my postings is that the Stork has paid me and my husband a visit and we’re expecting our first little “cupcake” at the end of the year :D.

Needless to say, that this new addition has resulted in me cutting my time down in the kitchen significantly.  But it also gave me the opportunity to do something that I’ve wanted to do for MONTHS and do a gender reveal cake! 

Gender Reveal cakes are a fun way for the parents-to-be, extended family and friends to find out what gender the baby (or babies) are! Traditionally, the ultrasound results are delivered to the baker, who will bake a pink or blue cake and ice it in a very gender neutral way.  The only way to find out what gender baby is – is to slice the cake!  It’s a fun surprise for everyone involved.  I was a little unconventional because I was my own baker.  So my husband and I knew the results but we waited for a few days and announced the big reveal at a family gathering. 

It was so much fun to experience all of the Old Wives Tales, having people feel the baby bump, inspect the shape, ask about cravings and other pregnancy things to figure out if they could accurately guess what gender this baby is!

I LOVE Bee themed baby shower ideas and thought it would be fun to do a bee themed gender reveal cake.  This is the cake I made:

And “Babee” is a…..

GIRL!!!

This was such a fun experience, I really hope that this trend picks up on island so I can do many more of these fun cakes!

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April “Showers”!

For the month of April, I ran an “April Showers” promotion with 15% off baby or bridal shower cakes.  Lots of people took advantage of the baby shower savings and here are some of the baby shower cakes created during April!  I think they were so cute – don’t you?!

 

 

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