A Possible Baby Bump Cake Tutorial?

Decorating By sweet12 Updated 25 Jun 2010 , 5:48am by d925marie

sweet12 Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 8:34pm
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I was asked by a coworker to make a 'baby bump cake' and ive seen a few pictures on here, but if there is any, where would i find a tutorial on here on how to prepare one? Or if anyone has suggestions. Ive never made this type of cake before and really want to try it. I have a soccer ball pan i can use for the belly and i am going to have to make small cakes for the boobs and carve them bc i couldnt find a baking dish round and small enough. Thanks for your help.

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snocilla Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 8:44pm
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oh sorry! you want a pregnant belly, not baby rump... I'll see what else I can find...

jerseygirlNga Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 8:52pm
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Hi Sweet... Sounds like you are off to a good start. I made my baby bump cake using the Pyrex bowls. The smallest one I had was about 40 years old...so it was perfect. I've read Wilton pans, jumbo cupcake/muffin pans for the boobs. My bump was only my 3rd cake...so don't judge too heavily if you pull the picture.

I looked for a tutorial here but couldn't really find what I needed. I'm a visual type person and relied on You Tube. If you search baby bump CAKE. Don't forget that cake or you will see real belly shots!

Good Luck

sweet12 Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 11:08pm
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Originally Posted by jerseygirlNga

Hi Sweet... Sounds like you are off to a good start. I made my baby bump cake using the Pyrex bowls. The smallest one I had was about 40 years old...so it was perfect. I've read Wilton pans, jumbo cupcake/muffin pans for the boobs. My bump was only my 3rd cake...so don't judge too heavily if you pull the picture.

I looked for a tutorial here but couldn't really find what I needed. I'm a visual type person and relied on You Tube. If you search baby bump CAKE. Don't forget that cake or you will see real belly shots!

Good Luck




I couldnt find any small pyrex bowels at our walmart that small, so i have to carve mine. The ones in the pics look so large and the soccer ball looks so small...? Did you cut it into three layers? Thanks for the info!

Shannie13 Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 11:27pm
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not sure if this link will work but this is what I followed icon_smile.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcEW7va03lU&feature=related

good luck!

Doug Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 11:43pm
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some threads to help

discussion of pan options: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-33068-miniegg.html

long discussion with pictures: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=614242&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=pregnant&&start=0

fondant patterns: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-376823-pregnant.html+belly

belly button: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-412373-pregnant.html+belly

short discussion with a picture: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-506113-pregnant.html+belly

short discussion with a picture: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-632860-pregnant.html+belly

off site picture tutorial
http://fillinthecake.blogspot.com/2008/08/welcome-babies-pregnant-belly-cake.html

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Originally Posted by sweet12

I couldnt find any small pyrex bowels at our walmart that small, so i have to carve mine. The ones in the pics look so large and the soccer ball looks so small...? Did you cut it into three layers? Thanks for the info!




custard cups will work...

or... use a texas-size/jumbo muffin tin and make cake in them. then just round it off

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and if you google "pregnant belly cake" and look at image results -- all kinds of ideas for the dress design

sweet12 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 2:19am
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Thanks so much everyone....i think i have a good start--now, just to actually pull it off!! Thanks! If it looks good i will post some pics icon_smile.gif

mbark Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 2:28am
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Originally Posted by snocilla

oh sorry! you want a pregnant belly, not baby rump... I'll see what else I can find...




that's so weird, I totally read it wrong at first too

d925marie Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 5:44am
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My baby bump cake was one of the first cakes that I made. I used the soccer ball pan for the belly. I couldn't get it to bake all the way through, even with a flower nail in it. So i ended up just filling it enough to get the perfect round part. Under that, I put two stacked 8in rounds. And carved those to meet the round part from the soccer cake.

For the breasts, i used the wilton wonder mold pan. I only made 2, then ended up with one messing up, so I had to bake another one. So i would bake 3or 4, just in case.

After that, it was just a matter of covering it with fondant and decorating it to match the baby shower decor.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

d925marie Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 5:48am
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My baby bump cake was one of the first cakes that I made. I used the soccer ball pan for the belly. I couldn't get it to bake all the way through, even with a flower nail in it. So i ended up just filling it enough to get the perfect round part. Under that, I put two stacked 8in rounds. And carved those to meet the round part from the soccer cake.

For the breasts, i used the wilton wonder mold pan. I only made 2, then ended up with one messing up, so I had to bake another one. So i would bake 3or 4, just in case.

After that, it was just a matter of covering it with fondant and decorating it to match the baby shower decor.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

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