Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sweet Little Baby Bump!

Hi everyone!
Another very busy week around here, with two celebration cakes on the calendar for the same weekend.  But it's the kind of busy that I just love!

A dear friend and great client asked me to make a cake for a baby shower celebrating the arrival of her very first grandchild.  I have been hoping for the opportunity to do a baby shower cake and I loved the challenge that this project afforded me.  The Grandmom-to-be lives here in Virginia, where the shower took place.  However, the Mom-to-be lives in New York and loved the cakes made by a NY area bakery, Pink Cake Box.  They have become very well known for their "pregnant lady cakes" and the Mom sent several links to designs that she liked.

Well, needless to say, I had not yet made a person out of fondant or gumpaste, much less a beautiful, glowing pregnant lady.  I was nervous, but excited to test my skills with the re-creation of one of their highly desired designs.

In addition, the cake that she liked was fully covered and detailed in fondant, which I had not done alot of thus far.  Most of my cakes are buttercream or cream cheese, so I was also excited to fine tune some of those fondant skills as well.

Here is a picture of the Pink Cake Box cake (blog.pinkcakebox.com) that she liked the best.

My client is expecting a girl and requested that I soften the colors on her cake with a palette of pinky mauve, brown, cream and champagne.

I have to admit that I now completely understand why so many pastry artists love working with fondant.  It really is such fun to work with and provides a very professional, finished result.  I had a blast building this cake and am so grateful that the challenge paid off for me.  I am beyond happy with the result and can't wait to do more of these!
If you are expecting or know if anyone in the area who is, please send them my way.  I would love to make a special cake for their shower, or even just the topper for their own cake.  I can customize skin color, hair color and style and dress/accessories colors to make the cake personalized just for the Mom-to-be.

Until next time!

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