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Monday, June 29, 2009

King of the Jungle Baby Shower Cake

I loved making this cake for Stephanie and Maddox's baby shower.  There isn't much not to love about a lion wearing a crown, palm trees, and polka dots.

I used marshmallow fondant for both tiers with chocolate marshmallow fondant (a new discovery) on top.  For the palm tree trunks I decided to use Pepperidge Farm Pirouette rolled wafers.  They were a lot sturdier than anything I could have created on my own and already looked exactly like the real thing.  Plus, I got the chocolate hazelnut flavor so it's basically like Nutella rolled up in a crispy wafer.   

It was a lovely shower.  We even had a monkey pinata!  Of course we didn't blindfold Stephanie. 

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Coming soon...

...Stephanie's very cute jungle themed baby shower cake (hopefully!!!)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Anthropologie Wedding Cake

Besides this Anthropologie photo, I've been a little bit obsessed with Sarah Magid's cakes lately.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summertime Baking

I'm officially free from 4th grade until August which hopefully means lots of baking time.  There is already a list in the making of what I want to bake (sounds silly now that I type it out).  

Up first, I really needed to make a tiered cake.  I've had a lot of random people asking me lately if I do wedding cakes so I thought I was up for the challenge.  Of course this isn't for a wedding but it would make a very lovely cake for a small garden/backyard wedding.  

Now for the inspiration:  I have a slight obsession with Anthropologie catalogues and have saved a lot of them for some future moment that I thought may occur.  This cover shot from the December 2007 issue is one of the loveliest photos I've ever laid eyes on and I thought it would translate well into cake.
The color of the flowers, the wallpaper, and red hair are just far too lovely together.  I wonder if I'm the only one to translate Anthropologie into cake?  I'm very excited about this cake and just have to finish up the fondant flowers tomorrow so hopefully I'll have it posted soon.  Have I mentioned how much I love this photo????