Baby Shower Cake Part II

I finished the shower cake (that I worked on all week) was finished around 2am (Saturday morning) and we drove it over from the Space Coast to Tampa at around 7:30am. We had so much fun at the baby shower and we’re so excited for our friends!

Here's the finished cake before it left my house. I took the flowers, birds' nest and egg off before transporting.

Here is the invitation. Initially, I got a few different cake pictures from Andrea and I wasn’t sure which direction to go. Once I received the invitation below, I pretty much knew what I wanted to do. Do you think the cake looks like the invitation?

The birds’ nest was created from a tutorial from I am baker. Thanks again, Amanda! It’s completely edible and made from baked sugar cookie dough and “glued” together from royal icing. I used the sugar cookie recipe from this post, dyed Americolor chocolate brown and Wilton’s royal icing recipe dyed brown using Americolor chocolate brown.

Here's a close-up of the birds' nest. Sorry it's kind of blurry though.

The egg was already painted foam, we bought from Michael’s. The birds and flowers are made of gumpaste. I piped details on the birds with royal icing.

The drive to Tampa was a little stressful because this is the first time we have driven a cake across the state! It made it there in one piece and I didn’t have to use my emergency kit. I learned from my Wilton instructor to always bring tools with you on a cake delivery, just in case you need to make a repair.

Here is the cake after it arrived.

I’m happy to report the parents-to-be loved the cake and that’s what matters! :)