The belly cake is a baby shower staple, and it’s surprisingly simple to make! Here’s how to create your own.
Wilton ball cake pan (both halves)
Large half ball cake pans
Quarter sheet cake pan
Fondant in skin tone, hot pink, purple and white.
2 Sugar flowers
Bake 4 cakes– both Wilton ball cake pans for breasts, large half round for tummy and a quarter sheet to add height. Position the round cakes on the sheet, as shown.
Carve down the quarter sheet to 1/2 inch from the rounds.
With a sharp knife, carve at a diagonal away from the balls to form rounded edges on the sheet cake. Cut away the excess cake board.
Dirty ice the cake.
Smooth using a Viva paper towel.
Create the foot print using 3/8 inch fondant, and attach to buttercream.
Cover the whole cake in flesh color fondant. Take time to smooth carefully over the footprint. I used a small ball tool and other gum paste tools to reveal the foot print. Roll a thin log of fondant, and wrap it in a spiral to form the belly button.
Roll white fondant and cut into large triangles. With a small amount of water, attach the top.
Roll out the hot pink fondant to 2 feet long and 2 1/2 inches wide. Gather pleats and attach to the underside of the belly. Roll out purple to about 16 inches and fold both sides in toward the middle. Attach to skirt. Cut hot pink zebra stripe shapes and attach to top.
Add purple extruded boarders to the top. Attach flowers– 1 at the hip and 1 on the opposite side in the middle at the bottom of the bikini top. I used glitter dust to enhance the skirt and purple flowers!