Baby Shower Cake

Decorating By Sweet_Toof Updated 24 Oct 2010 , 12:24am by Sweet_Toof

Sweet_Toof Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 1:04am
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Attached is an image of a baby shower cake topper that I made and I'm going to use on a cake for next weekend.
I'm thinking about doing a clothes line around the side of the cake with baby clothing hanging up
Just need some help on what colours I should go with.. I was thinking that the baby and flower is so life-like, that once I add the clothes and clothline, it will look too novelty-like and they may not suit each other?
Also, I'm icing the whole cake with fondant, I thought white may be boring.. any ideas? I was nearly thinking about roughly kneading through a blue colour to give the appearance of a sky - I don't want to over-kill the cake either!

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Sweet_Toof Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 1:06am
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http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1833823.html
THERE WE GO! SORRY I COULDN'T UPLOAD ON THIS FORUM SO THIS IS THE LINK

G_Cakes Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 1:27am
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I think you may be right on both counts.

First of all the topper is beautiful....and dont think the clothes line around the cake will suit it. To whimsical is what comes to mind.

I do like your idea of the sky blue cake as a base color, perhaps you can do some flowers piped or gumpaste around the outside of the cake to tye in the flower the baby is sleeping in.

Either way I am sure you will do a great job and look forward to seeing the finished cake icon_smile.gif

Hope this helps,

Miss Lizzy

MissBlu Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 1:53am
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Oh that is beautiful! I would go with some simple and elegant. May be something like this > http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1832900 in a soft cream color. I look forward to seeing what direction you go in.

Sweet_Toof Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:04am
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Thanks for your input guys
I had my heart set on using the baby outfit cutter because I just bought it and its so cute!!
I just know that I could make a mess of the cake if I use it? icon_sad.gif

Sweet_Toof Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:08am
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Do you think I could get away with it if I made the baby suits yellow and green only? (Since its uni sex and we don't know what the baby is going to be)...... or even if I didn't colour them at all?

VickeyC Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:26am
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You could always cut them out and have them on hand. Hold them up against the side of the cake and see what you think before you ever glue them on. Then if you like it, add them. If not, then you will have them on hand to use for something else or you could do a few cupcakes in a different flavor and use the baby clothes on them. Just a thought there.
BTW where did you get the baby mold? I have seen that several ppl on here have them and I would really like to have one. TIA!
Vickey

Sweet_Toof Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 3:18am
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Originally Posted by VickeyC

You could always cut them out and have them on hand. Hold them up against the side of the cake and see what you think before you ever glue them on. Then if you like it, add them. If not, then you will have them on hand to use for something else or you could do a few cupcakes in a different flavor and use the baby clothes on them. Just a thought there.
BTW where did you get the baby mold? I have seen that several ppl on here have them and I would really like to have one. TIA!
Vickey




First Impressions baby mold from Global Sugar Art !!!! icon_smile.gif

Sweet_Toof Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 10:46pm
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Do you think the colour of the icing and some flowers like this may suit?

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1834194.html

tokazodo Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 11:07pm
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Personally, I feel the first photo of the cake topper can't be beat. It's beautiful!
I feel that if you add the primary colors of the barn and flowers, it would be over kill.
that's just my opinion.
Good Luck!

Sweet_Toof Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 12:07am
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I think if I do go with the clothesline thing, they should have always been pastel colours.
Now its just a matter of will this suit the dark green I've got in that topper?
But also the fact that its so novelty whimsical like with the bad contrast of such a life-like topper. I love them both so much I wanted them together but there's a reason I'm thinking twice!.

G_Cakes Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 12:44am
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Originally Posted by Sweet_Toof

I think if I do go with the clothesline thing, they should have always been pastel colours.
Now its just a matter of will this suit the dark green I've got in that topper?
But also the fact that its so novelty whimsical like with the bad contrast of such a life-like topper. I love them both so much I wanted them together but there's a reason I'm thinking twice!.




Follow your gut instinct!

lstalder Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 1:15am
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Did you use a mold for the baby? If so, could you share where you got it from? Thanks

Sweet_Toof Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 1:49am
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Originally Posted by lstalder

Did you use a mold for the baby? If so, could you share where you got it from? Thanks




First Impressions baby mold from Global Sugar Art !!!! icon_smile.gif

Sweet_Toof Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 12:24am
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Just wanted to show you how I went with the final outcome.
Not exactly what I had pictured. Luckily it was for my sister not a paying client - all guests rather impressed. Though it is a bit of a worry to think if I was being paid for doing this, the finished outcome would be very different to the intial order.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1843449.html

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