Hey guys! I offered to donate a cake for a friend of mine's baby shower in lieu of actually going through the expense of throwing the whole shower. A couple of us girls decided to split the shower "chores", and I of course got the cake. Its not going to be a huge affair, around 20-30-ish people, but I want to do something nice.
Now since everyone is splitting everything, there isnt really a theme to the shower, but her room decor is Winnie the Pooh. I need idea help. I am brain farting on this one badly for some reason. I dont nessarily want to make Winnie, Piglet, etc. figures, but I wouldnt have a problem making teddy bear figures.
Help...I need a fresh idea!
pooh's "huny" pot? (sweetest child?)
got one in my pics if you want a look.
My favorite baby cakes right now are the diaper bags. I did one and it was really fun to do and not that time consuming. That could be pretty neutral if you don't have a theme. Helipops does the coolest bags. There are lots of sweet pooh ones in the gallery.
I could do a Pooh cake, but then everyone is going to ask me to make figures then....and I dont wanna, imagine the whiney voice.
I dont mind making figures, and its my lastest thing that I decided to conquer. I am not to bad at it (got a few in my pics), but I dont want to show up with a cake and have someone say 'Who is that supposed to be?" Its my greatest fear, I have nightmares about this.
I am thinking about a simple sheet cake with a bucket/bathtub in a corner and the towel, teddy, pacie, duckie, etc. on the floor? But Im not really happy with that idea either for some reason. Ugh, I am in an idea rut.
Well since you don't want to make figures and her decor is Pooh, would this be a nice compromise?
I am a big fam of the baby bath cakes. Especially with the basin. It DOES involve a figurine of pooh....but just take a look! I think this is a super cute cake! Good luck!
I also like the diaper bag cake!!
I have a baby shower cake for this weekend and I made baby booties and a teddy bear .....I plan on doing 2 tiers with the booties and bear on top.....the top tier with a clothes line and baby clothes.....the bottom tier with a quilt pattern.....hope this helps
How about something generic & simple? Here are a few of my favorites.
I really like the peek-a-boo pooh cake. The diaper one is good too if the mom is more into the contemporary styles. I really like the classic pooh theme myself. Where it's done in pastels and pooh isn't wearing that red shirt. You could do Baby Pooh. (i just realized how that sounded)
What about something like this but using the Pooh colors? I got the chocolate mold from intotheoven.com
I LOVE intotheoven.com! They have such great prices on satin ice, and their shipping isnt outrageous either. That might be an idea to consider.
I thought of doing CT's too. I have all of the melts already, so I wouldnt have to go out and buy a bunch more.
Thanks for all of the ideas guys, these are some awesome cakes.
I am just not coming up with anything yet....
Here is a cake I made for a baby shower with bears and booties
I also made this Winne the Pooh cake for a first birthday. It does include figures but I think it is different and not one you would see everyday!
Hope this helps
What about doing a onesie with a bib and other baby stuff.....or I like to see what is on the napkins and plates and then match it to the cake. I dd one where the napkins were basically just baby colors with stripes and polka dots. I did a simpler version for the cake and it looked perfect for the shower. It is in my pictures.
I like your idea Bturpin. I think I am going to do something similar, but with a chocolate transfer on top.
I was thinking all elaborate, and making figures and stuff, but I just dont want people to get the wrong idea. I like my friend a lot, but if I go crazy making these kinds of things for free, then my friends start to expect that, and then they are asking for what 'so and so' got on her cake, and before you know it I am making $100's of dollars worth of figures and flowers giving them away for free.
I want something that I can just do, that I can whip up in an hour or two, and if I make those CT's ahead of time then all I have to do is frost border, and decorate. I think I will make some bees and butterflies to go on the sides as well.
Thanks for bringing me down to earth guys. I know this sounds weird and concieted, but I dont really feel like I am good at too many things. Doing cakes has changed that a lot. My friends go gaga over them, and they get very impressed by what I can do. I am ashamed to admit that I tend to go over board on designs for them, just so I can impress them sometimes.
That sounds like a perfect plan! I think that will impress them even with the chocolate transfers - it's funny some of the simplest things impress people, like a chocolate transfer! Just remember, you have a talent that they don't, you're going to knock their socks off to matter what! And I totally get you with giving away things for almost free (or free) just to impress or make the cake your vision! I have done that on numerous occassions and I'm always getting yelled at by my family to stop doing that and start charging more! Sometimes what I see in my head ends up being more work then I originally thought or that something extra would just put it over the top and I do it anyway and don't charge for it! I think a lot of us do that - we need to STOP!! LOL Can't wait to see how it turns out for you, I know it will be great! I am in the same boat as you with thinking I'm not really good at any one thing. And I still think that with my cakes b/c I am comparing myself to the great talent on here and I think of all the things I don't know how to do still - but the non-cakers in my life that don't know about this world think I'm pretty good at what I do Be proud of your work, they wouldn't ask you to make the cake if they didn't recognize your talent! And then smile inside knowing you are great!