September 18, 2011

Baby to be celebration

This week was a very busy week but a fun one.  This cake was ordered by Sue, the soon to be grandmother of a new little bundle of joy due to arrive.  Her daughter is expecting a little girl whom they have decided to name Charlotte.  Rather than give a traditional baby shower, her parents, Sue & Robert threw them a little celebration with friends and family.  Sue and Robert met with me and Mel last week to discuss the cake for the special occasion.  We were delighted to help with this wonderful celebration.  Together we decided to make a 2 tier cake in purple & pink with buttons & bows and little feet soon to be running around. 

The buttons & bows and the feet are made from fondant & highlighted with edible dusting powders while the banner is made from gum paste.  We achieved the cloudy look on the cake by covering the cake in white fondant and using the edible dusting powders with a soft brush.  A quilting pattern is used on the bottom tier to finish off the look.

When we told them we were also celebration a special event on Sept 18th, Juliana's christening and that we were going to make her cake with an Anne Geddes theme, they decided that they also would love to have the topper of their cake in the same theme as their daughter is a big Anne Geddes fan.

Here's a close up of the topper. The baby, flower & leaves are made from gum paste.  The babies diaper is made from fondant. A little edible glitter is added to make it all so sweet.

The bottom tier is a 12" vanilla cake with vanilla mousse & fresh strawberries for the filling, the top tier is an 8" chocolate zucchini cake with vanilla mousse filling.  Our chocolate zucchini cake is one of our favourite cakes which when people hear "zucchini" they tend to shy away from it but it's quite a decadent choc cake, (a healthier choc cake) and we want to thank Sue for taking the chance and giving it a try.  I'm sure it will be a big hit and can't wait to hear from her on the verdict of the "chocolate zucchini".   When I dropped off this cake today Sue was delighted and had only wonderful comments on it.

We wish the soon to be new parents and grandparents all the best and wonderful precious days ahead with the new bundle of joy!

1 comment:

  1. A very nice email from our clients;
    "Hi Mary,

    The Baby Shower was a huge success as was the cake, we had so many comments on the cake and every one just loved it. I pass out all your business cards. I know I will be calling you again for more cakes. The chocolate zucchini cake, I only wish that was the bigger cake, everyone loved it, so much so that people came back for seconds. The white cake with strawberries and cream was also a huge success. I cannot thank both Mel and yourself enough, We were so impressed with the way you decorated the cake, it went beyond our expectations. My daughter and son-in-law both were in awe, they kept the cake top and plan on showing Charlotte when she gets old enough. Is there any secrets to preserving the top. Do you share your recipes as I was not quite quick enough to have a piece of the chocolate zucchini cake and I would love to try it.

    Again Thanks so much.

    Sue & Rob"