I'm making a cake for a friend's baby shower. She told me she wants baby blocks with butterflies and ladybugs and baby shoes on the top. Been searching all morning for ideas..anyone have any good ones? I love decorating, but am not that creative with designing...
Should be easy enough - she gave you all of the details. What aspect of the design are you struggling with specifically? If it's the arrangement of the blocks, Mary (Birdies on most message boards) shared a great method for a more structurally sound stacked block cake after a rather spectacular fail on my part. Here's one I did recently using her method.
If you google baby blocks cake images there are tons that come up.
Nancy - where is the tutorial you are talking about?
Thanks Nancy_TX - I really like your cake. I'm having the most trouble trying to figure out how to incorporate the shoes and the blocks, but yours is great. I also need it to feed 35 people. So I was considering putting blocks on a sheet cake or on a larger round. I just am concerned it's going to look too busy or crowded with all these themes (blocks, shoes and ladybugs and butterflies). Any other ideas would be appreciate too! Thanks!
For 35 people start with a square 10" 2 layer cake. Cut out one corner - one fourth of the cake - and use that for the top block. Decorate the remaining "L" shaped cake as 3 connected blocks, and then dowel and stack the top block. You can have butterflies and lady bugs for the decorations around the sides of the blocks, and put the shoes in front or on top.
Instead of bears and balloons, you could use lady bugs and butterflies. I have a pooh one where I used a butterfly and a bumble bee - let me see if I can find it. Here's a picture of the back - this might help.
Thanks for your ideas...I will post a picture next week after it's done. I think I've decided to use your ideas of just blocks instead of a sheet cake just with blocks on top. And I'm going to use fondant cutouts for the bugs and letters to keep it clean, as my piping skills are not great yet. Now if I can just make the shoes..I found a great tutorial on youtube and instructions with a template on here, so here's hoping it works for me!