Marzipan Baby 2

I posted a practice baby a few weeks ago. I am so excited to show my finished product. Let me know what you think. Thanks ;o)

Jan. 30, 2010**ETA: For all who are concerned about cutting into this please know, this is only a 3 inch marzipan sculpture, NOT a cake.. It is a topper on the cake and a memento for the Mom to be.. No Marzipan baby was harmed in the making of this cake.. LOL! This is inspired by Camille Allen, A fabulous polymer clay doll designer. Some of you may know of her work from the "sugar baby" e-mails that are all over the web (those are polymer clay). I was inspired by that e-mail, when I received it a few years ago and thought why can't a baby really be sculpted out of marzipan?? I decided to try and this is one of the creations.. I am glad that these are well received by the cake community here on Cake Central.. I am so happy to have a place to share what I love..

Comments (418)

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so cute!!! I am going to try to do one of these, I hope you dont mind I will post so you can check it out!!!!;-) Beautiful!

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Is marizan easier to work with than gumpaste? I would really like to make a baby like yours for a baby shower I have coming up soon, have any helpful hints?

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Dawnell, I'm not sure which is better. This was my first try at a sculpture like this. I am gonna try fodant with gumaste of gum-tex added to it. kden3980, I don't mind if you do something like this. This was a prcatice for a baby shower cake I amd doing in 2 weeks. :D

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OMG!! I love your baby! Please share your knowledge. I would love to make one of these. [email protected]

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OMG - this baby is precious! please email me instructions...i would love to make him/her for an upcoming baby shower. my email address is [email protected] a million thanks and great job! ;-D

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Some of ya'll comments are hillarious :lol: Mom42ws, leily and millycakes, too funny. Thanks for all the great comments. I really appreciate them, I beleive I am blushing :oops:

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The perfect baby!!!!! No potty training needed! This is a beautiful baby! Did you name it? Looks so real. So, how long was your labor? Did you need anything to help you get through it? :lol:

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this is so adorable im getting broody! for one of these babies though, the ones that dont wake you up at 3am and then grow up to wanna lick the cake making bowl! im not sharing my left over cake mix with anyone :D great job !

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OMGSHSSSSSS I THOUGH THIS WAS A REAL BABY FOR ONE SECOND UNTIL I REALIZED I WAS AT CAKE CENTRAL YOU DID A AMAZING JOB. :oops: :D

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Amazing job, every detail is so well done, as others as commented - hope we see instructions posted....no pressure!!

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what an amazing job! Makes me want to scoop him right up! (I have a 10wk old son soo to me this is a boy... hee hee). Such realistic features, absolutely incredible.

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wow! what can I say that hasn't already been said?! This is just amazing and I too would love a tutorial. Please o' Please!

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It was such a trial and error project, I don't know if I could do a tutorial. I would be afraid of confusing people. :oops:

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it's great!!!!! dont worry about the tutorial being confusing. we can always ask questions if we need to. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!! I have 2 showers coming up in a few months!

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That really came out good! I had received an email that had some that were made out of sculptey clay and she used the mohair also. It was really scary how real they look! Where do you get the mohair from?

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WOW!! great job! So when are you going to start selling them? Forget about the tutorial there is no way I would be able to duplicate it, but I know how to use a check book =)

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I am new to the site and would love very much if you could e-mail me and let me know how to make him. I have a baby shower coming up. [email protected]

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Bravo, I to think a tutorial would be great (not that I'd be able to copy) but your little baby looks great

on

Truely amazing. The details are perfect, all the little creases. I love the little mouth...too cute!!! Tutorial Please or at least what do you charge for those little guys :wink:

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A tutorial is a MUST for me!!! I'm in love with your baby, and even if you decide to sell him, I can't buy him, I don't live in the US!!

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I used a flower veining tool, the one that is pointed on both ends. I was inspired by Camille Allen and her polymer clay and resin miniatures. :D

on

This is too perfect! You absolutely MUST do a tutorial and post it or e-mail it to us! I would love one! PM me if you will be able to send and I will be happy to provide my e-mail address. Thanx for a beautiful picture!

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This is exactly what I've been looking for!!! My friend is having a baby this fall and I wanted to make her a beautiful cake for the shower. Please make a tutorial!

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I don't believe it!!!! You are an artist!!! I could say that this is a newborn with flesh and blood!!

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They didn't even eat the cake at the shower. They just couldn't do it. They ended up taking it to her second shower the next day and they finally ate the cake there. LOL! Can you believe it?

on

wow, your cakes are awesome!! I vote for a tutorial on the baby making ( cake wise !), ur baby is gorgeous...pls pls pls !!! lol ..great job (on this and all the other cakes i saw on your website too!!) pls keep them coming....i need inspiration for a castle cake which is not like the others...lol...back to the topic, i would be eternally grateful for a tutorial on the above ..i love the baby on the truck...stunning work! this comment now looks like a blog! sorry for the long msg! :oops:

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Amazing! You are sooooo talented! It would probably take me 2 days to attempt something like this; and it wouldn't come out half as cute! Tutorial, please ....

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UNBELIEVABLE!!! I'm pretty sure that's the most amazing thing I've ever seen done with sugar - WOW!!!!

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This is amazing!!!! This baby looks SOOOOOOO REAL! Great job. Did you use a mold or did you do it free hand??? Just curious, I don't think I can ever make anything similar to this LOL!

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Amazing work! So, how many votes does it take to get a tutorial?! LOL I'm adding mine... Please, please, pretty please!

on

I was going through the galleries, and all of a sudden I found myself going "OK, who put the kid picture with the cakes?". The level of realism you reached here is better than ANYTHING I have ever seen before. Impressive!!!! 8O

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This is so incredible, it is almost eerie!! The details are off the map. It's absolute perfection. I am babbling like a fool because I'm so in awe of this!! :oops:

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wow it´s gorgeous....it looks so real....I love it....for a little intruction I would be very pleased! greetings from austria!Lilly

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this is something else! Practice definately made perfect, because that's what this is perfection. GREAT JOB ;-D

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Ok...who put the poor little sleeping baby on the counter and took a picture of it?..lol. Wonderful job...just makes me want to wrap it in a blankie and snuggle it!

on

WOW!!! I am SO interested in try to make this. How do I get my hands on your tutorial? I have to make my friend's shower cake in just a few weeks, and I just HAVE TO attempt this!!!!

on

Everything you could say has been said, but this is amazing. Wowwwww! I can imagine how difficult it is to give instructions, but I really would like to know how the hair is actually done. Please share your expertise. You are my hero!!

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The hair is mohair yarn. You just snip the bits that have fuzzed out. I have just finished taking the pictures for the tutorial, it will be out soon. :D

on

so cute!!! I am going to try to do one of these, I hope you dont mind I will post so you can check it out!!!!;-) Beautiful!

on

Is marizan easier to work with than gumpaste? I would really like to make a baby like yours for a baby shower I have coming up soon, have any helpful hints?

on

Dawnell, I'm not sure which is better. This was my first try at a sculpture like this. I am gonna try fodant with gumaste of gum-tex added to it. kden3980, I don't mind if you do something like this. This was a prcatice for a baby shower cake I amd doing in 2 weeks. :D

on

OMG!! I love your baby! Please share your knowledge. I would love to make one of these. [email protected]

on

OMG - this baby is precious! please email me instructions...i would love to make him/her for an upcoming baby shower. my email address is [email protected] a million thanks and great job! ;-D

on

It was such a trial and error project, I don't know if I could do a tutorial. I would be afraid of confusing people. :oops:

on

it's great!!!!! dont worry about the tutorial being confusing. we can always ask questions if we need to. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!! I have 2 showers coming up in a few months!

on

That really came out good! I had received an email that had some that were made out of sculptey clay and she used the mohair also. It was really scary how real they look! Where do you get the mohair from?

on

WOW!! great job! So when are you going to start selling them? Forget about the tutorial there is no way I would be able to duplicate it, but I know how to use a check book =)

on

wow! what can I say that hasn't already been said?! This is just amazing and I too would love a tutorial. Please o' Please!

on

I am new to the site and would love very much if you could e-mail me and let me know how to make him. I have a baby shower coming up. [email protected]

on

Some of ya'll comments are hillarious :lol: Mom42ws, leily and millycakes, too funny. Thanks for all the great comments. I really appreciate them, I beleive I am blushing :oops:

on

The perfect baby!!!!! No potty training needed! This is a beautiful baby! Did you name it? Looks so real. So, how long was your labor? Did you need anything to help you get through it? :lol:

on

this is so adorable im getting broody! for one of these babies though, the ones that dont wake you up at 3am and then grow up to wanna lick the cake making bowl! im not sharing my left over cake mix with anyone :D great job !

on

OMGSHSSSSSS I THOUGH THIS WAS A REAL BABY FOR ONE SECOND UNTIL I REALIZED I WAS AT CAKE CENTRAL YOU DID A AMAZING JOB. :oops: :D

on

Amazing job, every detail is so well done, as others as commented - hope we see instructions posted....no pressure!!

on

what an amazing job! Makes me want to scoop him right up! (I have a 10wk old son soo to me this is a boy... hee hee). Such realistic features, absolutely incredible.

on

Truely amazing. The details are perfect, all the little creases. I love the little mouth...too cute!!! Tutorial Please or at least what do you charge for those little guys :wink:

on

A tutorial is a MUST for me!!! I'm in love with your baby, and even if you decide to sell him, I can't buy him, I don't live in the US!!

on

Bravo, I to think a tutorial would be great (not that I'd be able to copy) but your little baby looks great

on

I used a flower veining tool, the one that is pointed on both ends. I was inspired by Camille Allen and her polymer clay and resin miniatures. :D

on

This is too perfect! You absolutely MUST do a tutorial and post it or e-mail it to us! I would love one! PM me if you will be able to send and I will be happy to provide my e-mail address. Thanx for a beautiful picture!

on

This is exactly what I've been looking for!!! My friend is having a baby this fall and I wanted to make her a beautiful cake for the shower. Please make a tutorial!

on

I don't believe it!!!! You are an artist!!! I could say that this is a newborn with flesh and blood!!

on

UNBELIEVABLE!!! I'm pretty sure that's the most amazing thing I've ever seen done with sugar - WOW!!!!

on

This is amazing!!!! This baby looks SOOOOOOO REAL! Great job. Did you use a mold or did you do it free hand??? Just curious, I don't think I can ever make anything similar to this LOL!

on

Amazing! You are sooooo talented! It would probably take me 2 days to attempt something like this; and it wouldn't come out half as cute! Tutorial, please ....

on

This is so incredible, it is almost eerie!! The details are off the map. It's absolute perfection. I am babbling like a fool because I'm so in awe of this!! :oops:

on

wow, your cakes are awesome!! I vote for a tutorial on the baby making ( cake wise !), ur baby is gorgeous...pls pls pls !!! lol ..great job (on this and all the other cakes i saw on your website too!!) pls keep them coming....i need inspiration for a castle cake which is not like the others...lol...back to the topic, i would be eternally grateful for a tutorial on the above ..i love the baby on the truck...stunning work! this comment now looks like a blog! sorry for the long msg! :oops:

on

They didn't even eat the cake at the shower. They just couldn't do it. They ended up taking it to her second shower the next day and they finally ate the cake there. LOL! Can you believe it?

on

Amazing work! So, how many votes does it take to get a tutorial?! LOL I'm adding mine... Please, please, pretty please!

on

wow it´s gorgeous....it looks so real....I love it....for a little intruction I would be very pleased! greetings from austria!Lilly

on

I was going through the galleries, and all of a sudden I found myself going "OK, who put the kid picture with the cakes?". The level of realism you reached here is better than ANYTHING I have ever seen before. Impressive!!!! 8O

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I just wanted to let every one know, after some doubtful comments. There is a tutorial. I sent it in to the site and was told that it may take a while. Please be patient, as I have been. I did a two page tutorial with images and I am excited to share them with CC. Thanks again everyone for the nice comments..

on

this is something else! Practice definately made perfect, because that's what this is perfection. GREAT JOB ;-D

on

wow that is awesome. I absolutely love this. If you ever decide you want to share some instructions I would love to know. :)

on

Everything you could say has been said, but this is amazing. Wowwwww! I can imagine how difficult it is to give instructions, but I really would like to know how the hair is actually done. Please share your expertise. You are my hero!!

on

The hair is mohair yarn. You just snip the bits that have fuzzed out. I have just finished taking the pictures for the tutorial, it will be out soon. :D

on

The tutorial hasn't been posted to the site yet, but if any one wants me to e-mail it to them send me a PM with you regular e-mail addy. I'll be happy to send it to you. :D

on

Ok...who put the poor little sleeping baby on the counter and took a picture of it?..lol. Wonderful job...just makes me want to wrap it in a blankie and snuggle it!

on

WOW!!! I am SO interested in try to make this. How do I get my hands on your tutorial? I have to make my friend's shower cake in just a few weeks, and I just HAVE TO attempt this!!!!

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Wow...about your 100th wow, but still wow. This is so beautiful--words can't describe it. I'll see if I can find the tutuorial on this site, or I'll send you a PM for the tutorial--you are so generous for offering to let us all see how you did this!

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There's not one word that can describe how you captured God's most beautiful creation! PLEASE PM ME How to do this! Absolutely beautiful :o :o

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OH MY GOD! this is the most realistic cake i have ever seen. i am literally saying, "oh my god!" u r deff. a very tallented chef and should be so proud of urself. u r wat i hope to be someday :D :D

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I'VE NEVER SEEN SUCH A TALENT IN CAKE, AS FAR AS ME COMMENTING, WHAT THEY ALL SAID WILL JUST ABOUT COVER IT, BUT PLEASE DO SHARE HOW!

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Thank you all for the great comments. They are all really great! I just have to clarify though, that this is a marzipan figure on top of the cake. I know just a couple of the comments referred to this as the actual cake. This is a really close up of the top. Sorry for the confusion :oops: Thanks again everyone. :D

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okay, seriously I need to know how to make that baby! Unbelieveable, I love it! Is marzipan hard to work with? Thanks for posting! :)

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this is an awesome baby. Please email me the instructions/tutorial. [email protected] You are truely blessed with a talent!!

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wow...excellent work. Plase can check in 3D gallery under Fantasy/Gothic/fairytale..search for ROYAL PRINCESS CALABASH,ARABICA,AFRICAN BLOSSOM and the BAR BEACH cakes, they're toghether , then you tell me what you thought. thanks

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Please send me a tutorial for this cake. It is out of this world. Milbisco; [email protected]

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i have to say esthetically this is excellent work, but reallllly disturbing too. i have to say i would not feel comfortable even thinking about cutting or eating it!

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Serena, this is just a close up of the 3 inch marzipan figurine. The cake is a Ford woody in another photo in my gallery. This is mainly kept as a momento.. :D

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SweetTcakes, I dont usually write comments but I couldnt hold back on this....the Lord blessed you with beautiful talent, thank you for putting it to work and awing us all with your artistic ability.

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OMG I have NEVER seen anything that looked so real! Could you PLEEEESE email the tutorial? [email protected] Thanks so much!