My co-worker/friend had a baby who was stillborn nearly a year ago, and she is having a party to honor and celebrate her baby girl. She wants a really special cake but I have NO ideas... Obviously it needs to be appropriate for the occasion, but she doesn't want it to be "plain or boring" (i.e. sheet cake with flowers, etc.) either! We've talked about doing a cake in the shape of a cross, but she didn't seem too thrilled at the idea... I don't know what to do! I've made quite a few cakes for her... carved, hand drawn pictures, you name it... I want this one to be really special!
How about an angel theme? Hugs to her.
Pink roses and angel wings, maybe?
Does she have something special she associates with her daughter? A particular flower or animal or something like that? I have a friend whose baby only lived three days and now when she sees a frog she says it's a sign that her son is thinking of her. If your friend has something special like that, some symbol of her daughter, you could incorporate that into the design of the cake.
I don't think she has any particular "thing" associated with her daughter... Any specific ideas how to do an angel theme? I don't know why but my brain seems to shut off every time I think about this cake!
its very sad, but i can understand her wanting to remember and celebrate her little girl. so how about a little 3d bear holding a beautiful baby blanket on a sheet cake, depending how many servings of course.
You could make a set of angel wings out of gumpaste or fondant and lay them over something to dry so they are sort of going to be 3D - then paint them with Super pearl /Luster dust. Then in the middle of them, place them tip to tip like they are touching and where they join do a bunch of gumpaste roses or flowers and/or a pretty gumpaste/fondant bow,again painted with some luster dust so it all looks "heavenly" - (not sure if the baby was a girl or boy but do the bow in whichever color is appropriate. Then maybe make the cake underneath look like a cloud or have the wings sitting in buttercream that looks like clouds?
Just a thought - I can picture it in my head very clearly, just don't know if I was able to make any sense when I wrote it down!
I also lost a daughter who was stillborn... here are a couple of cakes that I have done for a small memorial service we had a couple of years with others who had also lost babies...
The first cakes I did when I was just starting out in decorating...they're buttercream transfers.... if I were to do them again I would do the girl angel as a edible image plaque standing on top of the cake with other fondant feminine decorations....stars, hearts, flowers, etc..maybe some stars or hearts on wire.
the second cake with the wings you could make more pinkish for her...
I have the girl angel image and the wings template saved on my puter... if you need them feel free to PM me.
Many well wishes to this family, it is such a wonderful thing that she is doing for her daughter's anniversary!
Maybe a cake using the book pan with a saying or prayer on it
Or you could put the wings on the 3-d bear that you can make pink.
I also lost a daughter who was stillborn...
Scoobam I am sorry for your loss...Your saying on the second cake just brought tears to my eyes. I think that is wonderful to have a memorial!
God Bless You.
If you look in my photos I did a sheet for a bday and there is any angel in the corner I made with fondant. I put clouds under the angel and made small stars with wire sticking out. I put the name on a little banner on the bottom with the little girls name. I am not sure the whole story but I believe these 2 little girls where twins and the one passed away (the angel) I made the angel body like a triangle and then cut out the wings using a heart cookie cutter. I think it turned out very nice, and they loved it. Good luck in whatever you choose, but after reading your post I thought of that cake.
I agree, an angel theme would be nice. You could also put lots of hearts on it, too. I'm sure whatever you decide to do it will be nice because it came from your heart.
I am making a first birthday cake for a set of twins which one passed away shortly after birth. I am putting their picture on the cake together and then I'm also making a fake smash cake for the mother to keep in her curio for memories of the baby. That one is just going to have the baby's picture on it that I will laminate.
I love all the great ideas.
I know she said she didn't want a plain sheet cake with flowers but I found a cake with flowers by angelcakes5 that I think is very pretty!! And maybe you could add a cross to it or an angel like others have said.
Ok, sorry but I found this cake also. I really like the cross. Probably not the sheep so much for your cake lol but I thought maybe the cross on the sides of the cake or on the cake with an angel or something. Hope this helps some.
I think the teddy bear holding a blanket sounds nice.
I like the angel idea, but what about having the baby as the gardian angel over the family. Keeping them safe. Sort of serving a higher power. I hope that sounds ok.
My husband just suggested gods hands and a very small baby in them.
Now i know why i married him> He helps all the time.
. . . a baby angel sleeping on the moon . . . fluffy pillows . . .
Wow! Thank you all so much for all the great ideas! I have a couple great ideas now, so I'm gonna talk to my friend and see which one she likes best.
CC comes through again!
I like the angel cake idea and I don't know if anyone has suggested this yet but what about a sleeping baby in the hands of God? My nephew, Zachary, was stillborn in 2000. Of all days he died on Mother's Day. So i can sympathize to an extent.