Saturday, July 10, 2010

Twins Baby Shower Cake



We got a call from a friend in a panic because she forgot to order a cake for the baby shower she was throwing. We spent some time tossing back and forth some idea and even hunted online while on the phone together. The twist here was that the shower was for twins and the twins were one of each sex. So the cake had to be both handsome and beautiful. We decided to go with a clothesline cake with both boy and girl onesies.

The cake was a layer of chocolate butter cake and a layer of yellow butter cake. I used Italian Buttercream to fill and coat the cake. The onesies are made out of fondant that was rolled thin and cut with a cookie cutter. I used food coloring pens to decorate the fondant. I piped the message in a gender neutral green and added blue and pink touches. Dan's favorite touch is the little blue and pink dots around the base of the cake.

LESSONS LEARNED:
1) Food Coloring Pens were the best invention ever! They make writing on fondant and gum paste so easy.
2) When doing a cake for someone spend as much time as needed to understand exactly what they want. It will make it easier in the long run.
3) Make sure that you are clear with your timeline. This will make changes easier to make.
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