How to Make a Cradle Cake; A McGreevy Cakes Tutorial

Learn to create a vintage cradle cake using chocolate, fondant, sugarpaste and cake, perfect for a baby shower cake

This video shows you how I constructed my antique cradle cake. Just make sure you take accurate measurments while cutting and preparing your chocolate “wood” pieces and the rest will be a breeze! If you have any questions, just leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to get back to you. Visit my McGreevy Cakes facebook page,
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22 Responses to “How to Make a Cradle Cake; A McGreevy Cakes Tutorial”

  1. Can you share the dimensions you used and how you made the wood pieces? I was planning on making my own baby shower cake and this would be awesome but the demo looked very overwhelming. But so dang cute.

  2. Okay, so this may just embarrass me more than words can say, but here goes -

    Is this a cake that one would actually serve? I would think most certainly so, but how would one go about it? Just start taking the pieces apart and putting the cake on a board to cut and serve? I’d feel sick having to dismantle the cradle after all that work, but would you do it in a way as to save the parts to make another cake? Would the fondant tear where the parts were glued to it?

    I am such a rookie…thanks for your patience and understanding….

    This cake just stops me in my tracks… beautiful is an understatement…

    • i LOVE YOUR WORK. Can you tell me is there a template for the cradle parts?
      I would love to try making this but I have know idea how to know what the dimensions would be for the different parts.

  3. This cake is beautiful.. Just love it. But how did you make the chocolate? How think are the pieces and how did you get them to be so smooth on both sides. Can you pass on that information. I believe there are quite a few readers looking for the same answers.

    Thank you in advance. This is an over the top cake that I think many readers would love to try.

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