I'll be making a cake or cupcakes for a coworker's baby shower. I have a mold for one of those adorable gumpaste sleeping babies & have been waiting for an opportunity to make some. Found out while ago that it will be a whale themed shower. I've seen some cute ideas of whale cakes but I really want to incorporate this baby somehow! Thought about the baby dreaming of a cute little whale or a whale cuddled up around the baby but can't quite figure out how to put these together. Does anyone have any ideas simple enough for a non-professional?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
I like your idea of the baby dreaming of a whale. Cut a 'dream bubble' out of fondant (&/or gumpaste) that will stand above the baby's head. You can draw a whale on w/non-toxic felt-tipped pens or crayons or print an edible image or cut out of the same fondant/gp and glue it on or paint it on w/paste food color.
What about a 3D whale with the baby riding it? And maybe some cupcakes with baby whale toppers? Just another idea.. Have fun with it! Sounds like it'll be a cute one no matter what you decide:)!
Not sure if I have the confidence yet in making something stand up without toppling over, but might have to give it a shot . Thank you!
I like the idea of the baby riding on the whale! Thanks!!
It's easy to make small designs that stand up by using fondant or gp. Just cut out the design and let it dry overnight (usually that's enough time but may need a day, 2 or 3). Being that they will go on a cupcake will make them small enough to stand up:)
Yes, the idea of baby on the whale is great too. make a 3-d whale by shaping fondant then place the molded baby on it. To attach fondant to fondant just very lightly brush a bit of water on one piece. OR you can add a drop or two of melted chocolate/candy melts.
You must p;ost a pic when you are done with this project :)
Thanks! I've been creeping on this site a while & joined yesterday since I wanted help. There are some amazingly talented people on here, not sure if I'm brave enough to show my amatuer stuff .
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Oh, that is an awesome idea! Thank you so much!!