"Baby Peanut Cake"
"Baby Boy Shower Cake"
There are many options for creating a baby shower cake, these are two different and amazing submitted cake designs. The cake on the left is made from a rectangular cake with icing and decorations. The cake on the right is made from multiple circular cakes being stacked on top of each other with fondant decorations.
"Baby Peanut Cake"
"Baby Boy Shower Cake"
By: Cindy Olano
There are many options for creating a baby shower cake, these are two different and amazing submitted cake designs. The cake on the top is made from a rectangular cake with icing and decorations. The cake on the bottom is made from multiple circular cakes being stacked on top of each other with fondant decorations.
This cake was submitted for Denise’s daughter-in-laws baby shower. The cake is called “Baby Peanut” because this is what everyone is calling her unborn baby. This expression is so cute and the perfect thing to write on top of your baby shower cake. The cake is meant to have a happy and cheery tone with use of bright colors for decorations.
To create this cake, start by mixing vanilla cake batter and pouring it into two non-stick typical 16 x 24 inch cake pans. After cooking for the desired amount of time, let the cakes cool. Then, using a cake leveler, cut off the top uneven part of both cakes. Have one cake as the base and then add a then layer of regular vanilla icing, next placing the other cake upside down on top to create a double layer cake.
The next section of making this cake is decorating with icing. Start by using an angled icing spatula to create a smooth, solid white icing base around the whole cake, potentially using extra icing to make sure no cake is showing. Along the side pipe a lines of red and white icing and with a steady hand use the spatula to go around the cake multiple times for an ombre effect. Then, using a piping bag with a #13 star tip slowly pipe icing swirls around the base of the cake and around the top for a border.
For the words “For Baby ‘Peanut’” use lime green gel icing using a small rounded #3 tip. For the extra decorations on top, use sprinkles and edible candies. This cake includes a baby toy and steamers on top, if you do this make sure that your guests only eat the edible parts.
Enjoy your beautiful Baby Peanut baby shower cake design.
This baby shower cake was submitted by Cindy for their daughter's baby boy's shower. This is a triple-decker cake with fondant decorations and M&M’s chocolates. This cake has a fun polka dot jungle theme and matches the surrounding party decoration elements.
To make this cake, you will need three sizes of circular non-stick cake pans, including 7, 9, and 10 inch. Choose any flavor of cake you wish, or multiple flavors if you want a different type for each level and fill your cake pans about half way. Then, once cooked for the desired temperature, let cool off to the side while you prepare your pastel yellow fondant.
When handling fondant, it is best to make sure that it is not too hard, so if using homemade, be aware of the amount of powdered sugar you are using. Once your fondant is ready, roll it out into a thin large piece to cover each individual cake (before adding fondant use a cake leveler to make sure the cake is level for stacking balance). Then, stack the cake levels on top of each other with the largest on the bottom and smallest on the top.
To start decorating, roll out thin pieces of blue, orange, green, and brown fondant. Then, using a cookie cutter or a large piping tip base to cut out various circle sizes. To attach the dots to the side of the cake add a little bit of water as an adhesive and press gently against the cake.
Place a baby doll on top of the cake and roll out a big piece of pastel blue fondant and cut it out to a wrinkled rectangle shape. Then, using some water, place the “blanket” on the cake and baby. Next, add more dots onto the baby blanket to continue the theme.
Finally, finish decorating by placing M&M’s around the base of each cake. Slightly press the chocolates into the fondant, so that they do not fall off. If you wish, separate the chocolates into different colors before adding them to the cake to make a repeating pattern like the picture.
Good luck making this unique baby shower cake that can be used as a fun addition to any baby shower party.