I'm doing a two tier strawberry cake with cream cheese icing (per customers request), but I'm having some problems with my decorations. I have a silicone mold that does beautiful bibs, bottles, etc that I was planning to decorate the sides of the cake with, but I don't know what to put on the top of the cake. I was thinking about making a fondant baby and placing some of the smaller items around her, but I've never made a baby before and have no idea where to begin! Please Help!!!
Can you get your hands on a book on polymer clay? There is a wealth of info on creating fondant &/or gumpaste figures in some of them.
I think I'd take the easy road and just pile one of each item on top.....maybe make the cake mound on top to show them off.
Just a thought - how about making a playpen out of gumpaste and putting items inside and arround it. Or what about making play blocks and like suggested above - stack the items around each other. Maybe make the blocks spell out B A B Y in soft pastel colors. Just some ideas being thrown out there. Oh - I've seen little baby's laying under blankets as toppers on shower cakes - that would be easy cause all you'd really have to make is the head and then just mold some fondant to look like the body of a baby laying on it's belly and then cut a piece of fondant to look like a baby blanket and put it over the body......
I hope this gets your idea juices flowing - it did mine as you can see.
Thank you guys so much for the input, I'm going to try a fondant baby tonight with the blanket over it!