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Sleeping Baby Under Blanket – Baby Shower Cake

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We had a surprise baby shower for a friend today. She is having her second baby next month. We decided to have a potluck at another friend’s house. It was a great get together with lot of fun and laughter and great food. I made this cake and ragda patties for the party.

Like always, I was pretty nervous when I started this cake. This is the very first baby shower cake I made. The cake became a little hard, I am still trying to figure out what made it hard – I think it may be due to the old baking powder I used. But nobody seemed to mind it, they all loved the cake.

I wanted to make the decorations with the modeling chocolate (like the eyes for cookie monster cake), but somehow it kept falling apart and I could not make the figures with it. So I made marshmellow fondant for the very first time. It tasted much better than the store bought fondant. It is so easy to make it at home and it gives a very fine finish. So I think I will be using it for all my cakes hereafter!.

I initially made the blanket in white color with blue dots. But when I put the cake saver cover on top, I think the top got stuck to blanket :(. So when I tried to open the cover, the baby and blanket came with it!. I should have been more careful. So I changed it to blue blanket with white flowers. I also added some shoes and a teddy bear made with fondant.

Here are the details of the cake with some useful links. I could not take step by step pictures as I was running short on time.
The cake was prepared using the simple egg cake recipe.
In between the layer, used whipped cream and spread some pineapple pieces(1 can of pineapple tidbits) on it. Used the juice from the can to soak the cake.
Used store bought (Wilton’s) butter icing to cover the cake. Then mixed baby blue color in the remaining buttercream for the basket weave (basketweave technique).
Made marshmellow fondant (click for recipe here) with half a pack of marshmellows. A lot remained. So I think only 1/4 the pack was enough for these decorations. Color the fondant with blue color.
I referred this video to make the baby.

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  • BongMom June 4, 2012, 10:29 pm

    This is the cutest baby shower cake I have ever seen. The sleeping baby and the blanket is too cute.
    Your friend is super lucky

  • Fathima June 4, 2012, 11:12 pm

    Aiwaa, too cute to eat. Beautiful. What a lovely gift for your friend.

  • Priya Srinivasan June 5, 2012, 2:25 am

    Cake looks Fabulous!!!!! Sleeping Baby Looks So cute!!!!!

  • Sangeetha June 5, 2012, 3:40 am

    What a lovely idea! Looks really pretty. The teddy and booties are cute but the sleeping baby is just fab!! Regards.

  • Preeti June 5, 2012, 3:52 am

    Cuteness overload! I wanted to see how this cake looks inside (once you cut a slice I mean). Do you, by any chance, have a picture?

    • Shilpa June 5, 2012, 10:47 am

      Not sure Preeti. I will check out

  • Richa June 5, 2012, 4:01 am

    Wow this looks so good Shilpa… It might take eons for my to learn this ..!

  • Alka June 5, 2012, 4:29 am

    Hi Shilpa, This is a great work !!
    Your cake making class knowledge is shown here… I remember you posted it when you were learning it(basket weave).
    This cake looks very nice and is selected with perfect theme for baby showering..your work is seriously motivating …
    but I don’t know why I never been so courageous enough to give a try to make a cake 
    Though I like baking and cooking…
    Great cake and Good Job !!

  • Nupur June 5, 2012, 5:57 am

    How perfectly adorable! You did a brilliant job with this cake, Shilpa. The teddy is so cute too.

  • Shilpa Nayak June 5, 2012, 6:57 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    This is the beautiful cake i have ever seen in my life time since there is a cute baby sleeping in tat.. Just loved the look of the cake… Great cake…

  • Platanos, Mangoes & Me! June 5, 2012, 8:46 am

    So very sweet…

  • Usha June 5, 2012, 4:17 pm

    Such a lovely cake. Amazing..
    Hats off to your patience!!!

  • Manasi June 5, 2012, 7:24 pm

    This proves it, Shilpa. You are absolutely ready to make cakes if people ask for them!

  • Jagruti June 5, 2012, 11:14 pm

    Cutest baby shower cake I’ve seen!..Such a lucky boy..Hats off to all the work you have put into it..Great job!

  • Chinmayee June 6, 2012, 12:57 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    Fantastic picture of the cake! Would you mind posting recipe of an eggless cake?

    • Shilpa June 6, 2012, 3:33 pm

      Please search for eggless cakes in the searchbox. There are couple of different eggless cakes on the site

  • shalini June 7, 2012, 2:07 am

    Well Shilpa, we can realise the shortcomings only upon you mentioning it, else nobody would have made it out.the cake is very unique especially a baby under a blanket, the cute shoes, perfect for the occasions. !u are no doubt a expert cook and very creative too!A simple cake make so different. hats off to you.

  • Sneha June 7, 2012, 7:09 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    ohh dear!!! I wish I had a friend like you.. But I am definitely going to try this for my little one’s bday.

    Regards
    Sneha.

  • Apu June 7, 2012, 7:03 pm

    How cute is that!! Adorable!!

  • Sanghamitra Malik June 13, 2012, 4:13 am

    We celebrated my daughter-in-law’s Baby shower just a week back with the blessings and good wishes of close friends,relatives and some office colleagues. The rituals were observed to the T, Bengali,Punjabi and Maharashtrian customs, followed by a scintillating performance by a group of 10 ladies with quality singing and dancing in their colourful Maharashtrian 9 yards sarees. Dinner followed. What was missing was this adorable baby under blanket blue cake complete with Teddy and Booties! If only I had seen it earlier, I would have got one made. Simply irresistible! Congrats for making something so very cute. Must be delicious too!

  • Sanghamitra Malik June 13, 2012, 6:24 am

    We celebrated our daughter-in-law’s Baby Shower just a week back. I wish I had seen this charming,cute,absolutely delightful looking,out of the world baby under the blanket blue cake,earlier. We would have had one too. Thanks for giving us so much joy with this cake!

  • Lathika July 28, 2012, 12:12 am

    Great, Superb, Fantastic, simply adorable, I have no words to describe this cute
    cake. Wow ! what artistic taste & talents to create such a gorgeous cake. Lucky & blessed is he, whose wife you are !!!!

  • shamita July 28, 2012, 10:36 am

    wow! loved it.
    shamita

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