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More Practice and a Baby Shower Cake

12 Apr

As I mentioned previously I like making figures and flowers so I was practicing making a baby for my sister-in-laws baby shower. In the end I was really sick the week before the baby shower so I didn’t get to do exactly what I wanted but I still think it turned out okay. The cake is Vanilla butter cake with pink butter cream icing and fondant flowers and baby. Some of the flowers I had made previously with all my practice but most I made the morning of the baby shower. I’d even tried my hand at making the modelling paste. It turned out fine but probably a little opaque. It didn’t have quite the same consistency as bought stuff. Everyone loved the fact that the baby on the cake had little butt cheeks under its blanket. To me, this cake looked like a little bit of Spring.

What did I learn?

I need to practice faces. The practice baby looks a little bug-eyed.

Butter cream icing with fondant decorations looks really nice.

I can make modelling paste if I need to, but I like using the store-bought stuff.