Country Baby Bath - Front View!

I was up all night making this cake...but I feel it was worth it! It was created for a western and rubber ducky themed baby shower. The men, women and children were all invited. The tables were decorated in denim with red bandana runners. In the center of the tables were mason jars, decorated with rubber ducks and filled with daisies. So, I got all the elements in the cake. It was a huge hit when I dropped it off!

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This is really cute! I know how much work must have gone into it. You should be very happy with the outcome. The water coming out of the pump looks great! I know it's piping gel, but how did you get it to keep its shape like that? amazing!

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shannan0007, the pump is actually Rice Krispie Treats shaped around a wooden dowel that was inserted into the cake board. (Not an easy task mind you!) The water going from the spout to the cake is actually pulled sugar with piping gel over it. (My friend owns a candy store and she did the pulled sugar! I, personally, have no clue as to sugar pulling! LOL)

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WOW!!! Now this is an amazing cake! Great work!! maybe some time you will be able to enter this photo into a contest :)

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Great cake! I read all the posts about how to do the water...how did you actually end up doing it?

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I put MMF on the top of the cake, distressed it a bit, colored it a shade darker than the outside slats, then let it dry. After it dried I applied clear piping gel all over it. I sure wish I hadn't attempted the bubbles though, I don't like the way they turned out in the photo. Course, when looking at the cake, first hand, they looked all right. I guess that is what matters, right?? LOL

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This is the GREATEST! How did you do the water from the pump to the tub? Sorry, I guess I should read all of the above before asking questions. I see your answer.

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OMG...this has to be one of my all time favs...I can't believe I didn't see this...your work is simply awesome!

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Hi! I have 14 grandchildren and always making their cakes. This is just awesome! You are certainly creative and inspiring.

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wow i love this. great job!!! Wish i was that artistic!!! I got to thinking and was wondering what size cakes that you started out with, and how you made the water spout? Again just a wonderful job love I mean LOVE this cake!

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i am truly amazed at your work. you have my utmost admiration. if you don't mind me asking, how much did you charge for such a cake? it must've been expensive (but well worth it, don't get me wrong). if you feel it's too private a question but wouldn't mind answering, just PM me please. i'm nowhere near your creativity, skill, talent, and patience regarding making cakes but i would appreciate a price guide. thanks and more success to you!

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Would you please tell me how you did your washtub? I have to do one in the next few weeks and am not sure how I want to approach it. TIA Lu P.S. I can't believe how beautiful it is!!!!

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This is absolutely amazing! It seems as though the water is flowing right before me. You did an unbelievable job on the details--everything is perfect. Excellent job on the barrell! :cowboy:

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OMG what a wonderful job you did on this. the barrel looks so real. I'm in awe of your talent!! Please post the instructions for this wonderful idea !!!

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I think this is the most amazing cake I have ever seen!!!!! So original and cute, the ducks are fantastic! The wood on the barrel looks 100% real. I would love to be able to do a cake like this.

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Great cake!!!!!!! I just found this website last night and I am already hooked. I want you to know that I just read your story and I am very inspired. How do you make the water?

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You are so funny, cookinmamma! Actually the cake comes up to approx. 3/4" from the top slate. The cake is colored with fondant (just a tad darker than the fondant used on the sides of the barrell), it is then coated with clear piping gel, giving it the illusion that the water is filling up the barrell. Soooooo, who's doing the dishes tonight? LOL

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OK, first off...great job. Secondly hubby and I do not agree...is the "water" lower than the top of the slats or not? He says it is deep, I say it is the same level. Thanks for your help in settling our little dissagreement. LOL.

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Glad you posted a link to ths phopto or I would have missed out on seeing it. Incredibly cute, you did an excellent job on this.

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This is just plain awesome! You made this almost a year ago, but you should still feel very proud about it! Great job!

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Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I am speechless...please if you can send the instructions thank you in advance. mmbutterfly72@hotmail.com :D

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fabulous, fabulous, fabulous - I'm glad pros like you take time to post thier pictures, so that I can be inspired to keep being original! Thanks so much! :lol:

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this is still one of my favourite baby cakes!!!! I have the other view in my favs!!! Love it!!!!!

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This is really cute! I know how much work must have gone into it. You should be very happy with the outcome. The water coming out of the pump looks great! I know it's piping gel, but how did you get it to keep its shape like that? amazing!

on

OMG...this has to be one of my all time favs...I can't believe I didn't see this...your work is simply awesome!

on

shannan0007, the pump is actually Rice Krispie Treats shaped around a wooden dowel that was inserted into the cake board. (Not an easy task mind you!) The water going from the spout to the cake is actually pulled sugar with piping gel over it. (My friend owns a candy store and she did the pulled sugar! I, personally, have no clue as to sugar pulling! LOL)

on

WOW!!! Now this is an amazing cake! Great work!! maybe some time you will be able to enter this photo into a contest :)

on

Great cake! I read all the posts about how to do the water...how did you actually end up doing it?

on

I put MMF on the top of the cake, distressed it a bit, colored it a shade darker than the outside slats, then let it dry. After it dried I applied clear piping gel all over it. I sure wish I hadn't attempted the bubbles though, I don't like the way they turned out in the photo. Course, when looking at the cake, first hand, they looked all right. I guess that is what matters, right?? LOL

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This is the GREATEST! How did you do the water from the pump to the tub? Sorry, I guess I should read all of the above before asking questions. I see your answer.

on

Hi! I have 14 grandchildren and always making their cakes. This is just awesome! You are certainly creative and inspiring.

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i am truly amazed at your work. you have my utmost admiration. if you don't mind me asking, how much did you charge for such a cake? it must've been expensive (but well worth it, don't get me wrong). if you feel it's too private a question but wouldn't mind answering, just PM me please. i'm nowhere near your creativity, skill, talent, and patience regarding making cakes but i would appreciate a price guide. thanks and more success to you!

on

wow i love this. great job!!! Wish i was that artistic!!! I got to thinking and was wondering what size cakes that you started out with, and how you made the water spout? Again just a wonderful job love I mean LOVE this cake!

on

Would you please tell me how you did your washtub? I have to do one in the next few weeks and am not sure how I want to approach it. TIA Lu P.S. I can't believe how beautiful it is!!!!

on

This is absolutely amazing! It seems as though the water is flowing right before me. You did an unbelievable job on the details--everything is perfect. Excellent job on the barrell! :cowboy:

on

OMG what a wonderful job you did on this. the barrel looks so real. I'm in awe of your talent!! Please post the instructions for this wonderful idea !!!

on

I think this is the most amazing cake I have ever seen!!!!! So original and cute, the ducks are fantastic! The wood on the barrel looks 100% real. I would love to be able to do a cake like this.

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Great cake!!!!!!! I just found this website last night and I am already hooked. I want you to know that I just read your story and I am very inspired. How do you make the water?

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You are so funny, cookinmamma! Actually the cake comes up to approx. 3/4" from the top slate. The cake is colored with fondant (just a tad darker than the fondant used on the sides of the barrell), it is then coated with clear piping gel, giving it the illusion that the water is filling up the barrell. Soooooo, who's doing the dishes tonight? LOL

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OK, first off...great job. Secondly hubby and I do not agree...is the "water" lower than the top of the slats or not? He says it is deep, I say it is the same level. Thanks for your help in settling our little dissagreement. LOL.

on

Glad you posted a link to ths phopto or I would have missed out on seeing it. Incredibly cute, you did an excellent job on this.

on

This is just plain awesome! You made this almost a year ago, but you should still feel very proud about it! Great job!

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Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I am speechless...please if you can send the instructions thank you in advance. mmbutterfly72@hotmail.com :D

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this is still one of my favourite baby cakes!!!! I have the other view in my favs!!! Love it!!!!!

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fabulous, fabulous, fabulous - I'm glad pros like you take time to post thier pictures, so that I can be inspired to keep being original! Thanks so much! :lol:

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Saved this to faves forever ago, just now noticed I never commented. So...WOW and WOW! Yours was one of the first cake that sucked me into my CC addiction. It's so amazing on so many levels, from the pump w/pulled sugar, to the barrel, to the board itself complete with bandanna border. LOVE IT!!

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This is one of the most amazing shower cakes I've ever seen. I can imagine how big of a hit it was! Great Job!!!

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I KNOW YOU!!.. Your that amazing cake lady..You know what?? I think you're better than Colette Peters.. SERIOUSLY!! And she does beautiful work as you know..


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