Saturday, May 9, 2009
These are the supplies that I used to make the cake shown above. You can get them all at Wilton.com or your local craft store.
This is the 'Mini Romance Cookie Cutter Set.' I used the flower shape to cut out flowers from pink fondant. You could use blue fondant for a baby boy shower, you could also use a circle shape for polka dots on the cake dress (the cake that I saw actually had the polka dots instead of flowers).
This is the Mini Ball pan. It is like a 6 piece muffin pan (except they are rounded so that if you put 2 together it would make a small ball). I used 2 to make the breasts.
This is the Sports Ball cake pan. I used 1/2 (or 1 pan from the set) to make the belly of the cake.
I took one cake mix and mixed it according to package directions. Then 1/2 of the mix filled 1 pan from the Sports Ball cake pan and the other half filled the Mini Ball cake pan (all 6 compartments). After baking the cake, I allowed it to cool while I made my butter cream frosting. After the cake cooled, I trimed it up so it would sit level.
I placed the 'belly' cake in the middle of the foil covered cake board (I should have placed it a little higher), I then placed the 2 'breasts' cakes directly above and touching the 'belly.' I then iced them with the butter cream frosting.
I took white fondant (you could use any color or you could get white and tint it any color you like) and took a small part of it and tinted it pink for the flowers. I then rolled the remaineder of the white fondant into a big oval shape. When it was big enough I placed it over the iced cakes and trimmed the edges off (right next to the cakes at the top - see picture above), then flaired out near the bottom to give it a 'dress' look.
I took the pink fondant and rolled it out, I cut strips out of it to go across the top of the 'belly' for the sash of the dress. I used smaller strips to make the bow. Attach fondant to fondant with a small new paint brush and clear vanilla flavoring (paint the flavoring to the small fondant and place it on the 'dress' fondant). Cut out flower shapes and attach them to the cake in the same manner.
Very easy and very cute.
See more pictures here.