Christening/Baptism Gown Cake

I have been dying to make a dress cake and was excited when I got an order for a baby girl's baptism cake. I suggested this type of cake to the customer (even though I had never made one before) and showed her some pictures of similar cakes. She loved the idea, and the pressure was on! It took me just about all day to make, but I was pleased (and relieved) with the results. Cake was cut out of a sheet cake and frosted with buttercream icing. Thanks to those who provided help through the "How Do I" forum!

Comments

mysonshines Says... 8 years ago

I love this cake! You did a beautiful job. Are the buttons & ribbon real?

Michele25 Says... 8 years ago

Yes, they are both real. :D

mysonshines Says... 8 years ago

Michele, I hope you don't mind a question about those pleats! I'd love to try them with BC, your pleats look awesome.Were they difficult? I understand what you're saying about the vertical rows but wonder if I could get the dress smooted out as nicely as you have. Do you have any tips or advice? Thank you.

MessiET Says... 8 years ago

Beautiful.... just beautiful. Congratulations!

dolittle Says... 8 years ago

It's so pertty! You did a great job!!

mjones17 Says... 8 years ago

Wow!!! How did you get the pleats in it with buttercream?

Loucinda Says... 8 years ago

That is absolutely gorgeous! It almost looks like a real one laying there. Great job.

Doug Says... 8 years ago

VERY nice! YDG!!!! :D

gakali Says... 8 years ago

It is absolutely beautiful....you did an amazing job!!

kpetcov Says... 8 years ago

You did a great job!! Is that what the baby's dress looks like?

cakes47 Says... 8 years ago

GORGEOUS!! Please tell us how you did it using bc!!! FANTASTIC!!!

Michele25 Says... 8 years ago

Thank you all so much--I appreciate your nice feedback! Kpetcov- yes, it was very similar to the baby's dress, only the real dress was made entirely of eyelit fabric which I was not brave enough to try to duplicate. Mjones17 and cakes47, thank you both! I made pleats by using a really large round tip (12 I think) and running verticle rows of buttercream down the cake to make it look dimensional. I let the icing crust and then frosted over it and smoothed it out very gently.

pscsgrrl Says... 8 years ago

Totally amazing!! It looks just like a real dress!!!!

kycake Says... 8 years ago

This is amazing !

xswizit1 Says... 8 years ago

That is awesome!

Cake4ever Says... 8 years ago

Love that you made it all out of BC!! WTG! Big thumbs up!

Eight Says... 8 years ago

This is the nicest dress cake I have ever seen. You did a wonderful job on it. :)

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Says... 7 years ago

Wow, that is stunning!!!!

kakeladi Says... 7 years ago

You have every right to be proud of this beauty:) Just precious.

ceshell Says... 7 years ago

That's BUTTERCREAM?? No way, it's a real dress! :wink: You really did a beautiful job.

Brickflor Says... 7 years ago

That is beautiful

mysonshines Says... 8 years ago

Michele, I hope you don't mind a question about those pleats! I'd love to try them with BC, your pleats look awesome.Were they difficult? I understand what you're saying about the vertical rows but wonder if I could get the dress smooted out as nicely as you have. Do you have any tips or advice? Thank you.

MessiET Says... 8 years ago

Beautiful.... just beautiful. Congratulations!

dolittle Says... 8 years ago

It's so pertty! You did a great job!!

mjones17 Says... 8 years ago

Wow!!! How did you get the pleats in it with buttercream?

Loucinda Says... 8 years ago

That is absolutely gorgeous! It almost looks like a real one laying there. Great job.

Doug Says... 8 years ago

VERY nice! YDG!!!! :D

gakali Says... 8 years ago

It is absolutely beautiful....you did an amazing job!!

kpetcov Says... 8 years ago

You did a great job!! Is that what the baby's dress looks like?

cakes47 Says... 8 years ago

GORGEOUS!! Please tell us how you did it using bc!!! FANTASTIC!!!

Michele25 Says... 8 years ago

Thank you all so much--I appreciate your nice feedback! Kpetcov- yes, it was very similar to the baby's dress, only the real dress was made entirely of eyelit fabric which I was not brave enough to try to duplicate. Mjones17 and cakes47, thank you both! I made pleats by using a really large round tip (12 I think) and running verticle rows of buttercream down the cake to make it look dimensional. I let the icing crust and then frosted over it and smoothed it out very gently.

pscsgrrl Says... 8 years ago

Totally amazing!! It looks just like a real dress!!!!

kycake Says... 8 years ago

This is amazing !

xswizit1 Says... 8 years ago

That is awesome!

Cake4ever Says... 8 years ago

Love that you made it all out of BC!! WTG! Big thumbs up!

Eight Says... 8 years ago

This is the nicest dress cake I have ever seen. You did a wonderful job on it. :)

mysonshines Says... 8 years ago

I love this cake! You did a beautiful job. Are the buttons & ribbon real?

Michele25 Says... 8 years ago

Yes, they are both real. :D

kakeladi Says... 7 years ago

You have every right to be proud of this beauty:) Just precious.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Says... 7 years ago

Wow, that is stunning!!!!

ceshell Says... 7 years ago

That's BUTTERCREAM?? No way, it's a real dress! :wink: You really did a beautiful job.

Brickflor Says... 7 years ago

That is beautiful

tana79 Says... 7 years ago

Awesome! Was this just a one layer sheet cake? What size of pan did you use??

Michele25 Says... 7 years ago

Thanks so much for your nice comments!! Tana79- This cake needed to serve quite a few people, so I believe I cut it out of a single layer 12x18" pan. I added some additional cake at the bottom provide more servings and make the dress look longer.

Jazz2U Says... 7 years ago

That's beautiful! I'm debating about making one too.

Jazz2U Says... 7 years ago

Holy Cow! I just realized you made it all out of buttercream!!! That's amazing! I can't even ice a plain cake let alone like that! GREAT JOB!!! ;-D

frosted_cakes Says... 7 years ago

Extremely elegant cake! LOVE IT! :)


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