I need to make a cake for a luau baby shower and im not sure where to begin, any ideas would be a lot of help
Do a two tier and make the bottow hawaian with like a hawian skirt and some other neat hawaian stuff and the top tier make it more babyish but still keep the hawian theme! Maybe a baby with hawian clothes?
Thanks, i was also thinking to do a pregnant belly cake and then put a hawaiian flowers on it, but i need to find a template so i can do it in fondant
I would do a large square cake with a "Grass" skirt of brown buttercream using the grass tip going down all the sides with a trim on top of little colorful flowers... then have a baby asleep in the middle of a big tropical flower in one corner and the words... Aloha Baby... going across the rest of the cake
bwonderful's idea sounds perfect
I love your wavy palm tree! great job!
I also like the surfing baby. Very cute idea.
Here's my baby surfer cake.
I LOVE your palm tree. How did you make that? I'm doing a Hawaiian birthday cake for a 9 year old next week and cannot figure out how to make a palm tree to go with the Lilo Hula dancer that's going on top. HELP!
Thanks! For the palm tree, first I molded gum paste around a dowel, with about 4" of the dowel left exposed at the bottom (to stick into the cake), and with the gum paste extending beyond the top of the dowel so I could make the curve. Once I had the length and curve I wanted, I laid the whole thing flat to dry. It's okay that one side dries a little flat because then you cover it with little chunks of gum paste shaped sort of like a house or rounded triangle. I started at the TOP of the tree trunk overlapping the chunks slightly around the trunk. Then I moved down the trunk and added the next row, spaced in an offset manner like you'd lay bricks. I also splayed out the tips of the chunks a bit to give them dimension. Then you need to stick it upright into a piece of styrofoam to dry.
For the fronds, I made a freehand pattern from cardboard, cut them out of gum paste, pressed veins into them with the back side of a knife, and dried them over a big pop bottle to get the curve. Let them dry completely. I flipped over a small bowl, covered it with Saran Wrap, put a big blob of RI (colored green) in the middle and arranged several layers of fronds until it looked good. Let this dry COMPLETELY, or it'll fall apart when you perch the whole thing on the top of the tree trunk with another big blob of RI. I also recommend that you make the fronds slightly thicker. I've made quite a few out of pretty thin gum paste that was too brittle when it dried. One false move and the whole thing breaks!
Sorry this was so long. It's hard to describe these things!! If this explanation is confusing, feel free to PM me and I'll explain further. I also have some close up pics that show the detail better that I can send you.
Thanks so much! I thought you explained it pretty good. LOL.
I love the pregnant belly cakes, the baby in the wooden bath with duckies
I made a hawian baby shower theme cake a while back. You can check it out in my pics if you like.