My neighbor is throwing a Halloween Themed come in costume baby shower for our other neighbor. She is looking for a cake. Initially, she found a 'brain' cake made of fondant that she was looking at having me make, but personally, I'm not a fan of the taste of Fondant, so I didn't want to have the entire cake fondant.
She's open to other cake ideas, anyone have any suggestions for a Baby Shower Cake with a Halloween Theme?
Cutsie or Gorey as I'm not sure which direction she's going in yet.
Are you good with fondant figures? Maybe make little pumpkins with babies peeking out of the top to go on the cake itself. Kind of what you would expect from Anne Geddes. Here's one I found...
yes, babies in pumpkins is what popped in my head also.
Or babies sitting/crawling in a pumpkin patch?
It would be nice to know if they want gorey or cute. For cute you could do a graveyard with baby witches and ghosts and the writing on the tombstones could be relevant to the new mother. You could do a haunted old woman who lived in a shoe- make the shoe look like a haunted house with little kids in costumes peeking out.
if you are able to do figures then maybe my Baby Witch with a pumpkin can give you some inspiration.
Since she suggested a brain cake, she is probably not going to want anything very cutsie. However, I LOVE this cutesie cake and thought maybe you would too.
Maybe you could check out the Halloween gallery on here.
Last year I made a pumpkin/cradle cake from 2 bundt cakes... pictures are in my photos here. Everyone really loved it!
I do like the saying:
Welcome Little Pumpkin for the cake.
I was thinking of little costumed babies, Peas in a pod, head, arms and legs in a pumpkin costume with a little orange pumpkin cap with a stem and maybe a baby ghost.
Good luck it should be fun to do.
I like the idea of babies in costumes. I love this little figure by aine2:
That's exactly what I was picturing. Its so cute you can just make one for your cake.
Since a lot of baby showers are baby animals - this one would be cutsie baby monsters. Or even the baby versions of vampires/mummies/wolfman/ghosts/etc. I guess they have cute babies too?
Thank you for all your great ideas. Unfortunately, I'm not good at figures - so I don't think I could do the baby in fondant. However, maybe I can use a baby doll figurine for that.
They said that cutsie would be good because they have some other gorey things happening, which is good on my side!
I saw their invites and it has a pumpkin with a baby on it - so I think maybe the pumpkin with a baby popping out of it might be cute. Now, has anyone seen a baby figurine that might work? Or, if anyone has any step by step directions on how to make a baby figure, I could give that a try.
I'm still open to anything - Thanks again ! That's what I love about this site - everyone pitches in!