Monday, October 26, 2009

Pea Pod Baby Shower Cake & Cookies





A month or two ago, a family friend asked if I would do a cake for her daughter's upcoming baby shower. The theme of the shower was "A Pea in a Pod" which gave me a lot to work with. However I was nervous at first since this would be the first cake that I would do for someone other then family, and the first one that I'd actually get paid for.

But the cake ended up coming out great and the proud mom and grandmother to be were just so happy and pleased with the end result which made the labor and stress totally worth it. To see the smiles on their faces and their continual praise upon seeing the cake made me feel so beyond happy I can't even express it. I'm so glad they provided me with the opportunity to do my first "real" cake and am grateful that they loved it just as much as I loved making it.

The cake was an almond scented white cake with fresh raspberry filling. I topped that with homemade butter cream and homemade fondant. I made the pea pods out of fondant and the cake topper was also made of fondant (I added in some gum tex to strengthen it).

This was such a fun cake to do and again I was so happy that the mom-to-be loved it!

14 comments:

Katie said...

OH MY GOSH KRISTEN!! THAT"S INSANE!!! Soooooo gorgeous and so detailed! I'm really impressed!!

Lois B said...

You've out done yourself, Kristen. It's beautiful!

Toby said...

That looks awesome-- great job!!

laurasrecipecollection said...

oh my gosh, I am SO impressed! You did an absolutely amazing job!

Rachael said...

Very beautiful! Did you need to refrigerate the cake because of the filling? Can you refrigerate a fondant covered cake? I'm just learning about it and I would love to know any tips. :)

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