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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! :)

24 Responses to “Baby Shower Cake Part II”

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    Fire Wife Katie — April 11, 2010 @ 1:36 am

    Adorable!! :-D

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    Amanda — April 11, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    AWESOME!!! This is just beautiful!!!

    Amanda
    http://iammommy.typepad.com

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    Julie (thelittlekitchen) — April 11, 2010 @ 11:37 am

    Thank you so much, Katie and Amanda!

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    Jen — April 11, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    This cake is stunning! How long did it take?? I bet it was as delicious as it was beautiful :-)

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    Julie (thelittlekitchen) — April 11, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    Hi Jen, thank you so much! :) It probably took me 15-18 hours. I spent a few hours a night on it. I made the cake and buttercream icing from scratch too.

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    Jen — April 12, 2010 @ 1:35 am

    That is amazing! I don’t know much about cake decorating but I do know that I see alot of fondant on cakes, I guess it allows for a smoother “finish”? Did you use fondant on yours? If not then I am thoroughly impressed!!

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    Julie (thelittlekitchen) — April 12, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    Thanks, you’re so sweet, Jen! Yes it is iced in buttercream first and then covered in fondant (so the fondant will stick). I use a brand of fondant that is easy to work with and actually tastes good. It does give it a more smooth finish and to me is a little more elegant. It also along with the buttercream locks in the moisture of the cake but that’s my opinion. :) I found this link so you can learn more about it, if you wish http://www.ehow.com/about_4618916_fondant.html Thanks for stopping by and your nice comments.

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    Frosted Fingers — April 12, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    I love it! It really came together and turned out great!

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    Amanda S. — April 12, 2010 @ 11:52 am

    Adorable, I love the nest on top!

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    Steph — April 12, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

    that is a beautiful cake! You are very talented (and patient)

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    Andrea and DJ — April 13, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    The cake was sooo amazing it was beyond words! Everybody at the shower was so impressed and we took about a million pictures of it. It was so beautiful that we didn’t want to cut into it, but once we did we found out that it tasted fabulous as well! Personally, we think this is your best cake yet, but we may be a little biased ;) Thank you again for being such an amazing friend!

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    Lan — April 13, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    this is so incredibly professional looking. i’m very impressed!

    angry asian creations

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    Stephani — April 17, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    I love it! Nice job – I love the nest on top!

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    deb gerhardt — April 29, 2010 @ 11:57 pm

    Wow, that is fantastic. I could just eat it right now…or take a picture and then eat it…so good. Wow again. Deb

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    ravenouscouple — May 1, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

    the cake looks amazing!! do you do weddings? ;)

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    Barbara @ VinoLuciStyle — May 2, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    Beautiful…love the idea of creating a cake design that mimics the invitation. You did an amazing job.

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    Julie (thelittlekitchen) — May 2, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    Thanks so much for all of the nice comments!

    @ravenouscouple – :) I have never done a wedding cake before! I’m hoping my first one will be my sister’s…although she isn’t engaged yet. :D

    @Barbara – Thank you so much! It came from not knowing what to do because the mom-to-be sent me some sample cakes she liked but they all had a different style to them when I received the invite in the mail, I knew exactly what shades of pink and green and then just tried to mimic it the best I could.

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    www.madewithpink.com — May 24, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    What an adorable cake! Well done! Looks very cute! :)

    http://www.madewithpink.com

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    Lori A. — February 21, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    Gorgeous!!

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    Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes — March 21, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    No wonder they loved it. That cake is adorable! You did a wonderful job of following the invitation! My favorite part are the little birds.

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    Donna B. — April 10, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    what a gorgeous cake!

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — September 16, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    This is just so sweet and beautiful!!

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    Jenniffer White — October 7, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    I just love birds, so this is more than great! I’m glad to know a fellow ICES member. It’s a great group of people. Keep up the great cake art. They are all awesome!

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    Tiana — January 7, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    I WISH I had the patience to decorate cakes!!! I hope your clients appreciate the work that goes into these masterpieces!!!

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