Monday, May 3, 2010

Baby Shower Cake with Matching Cupcakes

Posted by Jennifer at 8:01 PM
I'm sorry I've taken so long to get some of this cakes posted. It's been quite a long and difficult three weeks getting the semester wrapped up. Thanks for being patient!

One of my closest friends is pregnant (weird for me, I have to be honest! She has a baby bump and everything!) Anyway, I flew out to Monterey, California, to celebrate her first baby by making the cake. She wanted matching cupcakes as well, which I told her would be more labor intensive but I would do it... just for her :) So I matched the theme from the baby shower invites to make the bottom tier of the cake, the decor of the party for the middle tier, and Kelly's favorite type of design for the top tier. I tried not to make it too pink so I threw in some blue to even it out a bit. The cakes were covered in homemade marshmallow fondant as were the decorations. The top and bottom tiers were fake cakes and I had to pack them in my suitcase to get them to Monterey. Talk about the scary plane ride of my life! You know when you're sitting in the plane looking out of the window and you can see the "throwers" throwing your bag onto the conveyor belt? With two fake cakes in my suitcase, I nearly had a heart attack!

Anywho, the middle tier was Spices & Cake (cinnamon spiced cake layered with vanilla cream filling and buttercream) and the cupcakes were strawberry cupcakes with pink and white buttercream and some were sprinkled with crystallized sugar. All in all, I had a great trip out to Monterey, had a break from school and grading, and got to spend time with some great people.

Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Jones, for letting me shack up at your beautiful home and for letting me use your kitchen to attempt to make a decent-looking cake with your kitchen tools. :) Congrats, Kel and Kevo on your first baby girl! I'll be ready to feed her tons of sugar when I visit!


Kelly on May 3, 2010 at 11:47 PM said...

Finally I got to taste the cakes you make- OMG. The cake was delicious! I always thought the best part of the cake is how it was decorated, but I was wrong. Your cake tastes amazing! The cake design was adorable and I thought it was perfect for the shower! Cant wait to have another excuse to fly you out to make me a cake! Love you!

love you! said...

babies and cakes and cupcakes oh my! nice job, bud!

are you allowed to give a baby a shower? isn't there like a height or age requirement for that sorta thing?!

congrats, kelly!

Susan on May 13, 2010 at 11:44 PM said...

Kelly is right. Not only was the cake DELICIOUS, but adorable. And it was fun watching you do a little of your work. I have been inspired to be more creative and the cupcakes I made and decorated for the baby shower the following weekend got rave reviews!


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