If I’m posting blog entries one after the other, let’s just say it’s because I’ve got loads of online assignments that I have to, err, fulfill. Yay me! Blessings! Blessings! *wink* I hope to post a few more between now and 8am tomorrow morning. *cross fingers*
I am almost ready to say that there is some sort of baby boom going on. Three of my high school friends have recently given birth. In fact, one gave birth just a week or so ago (special shout out to Mrs.PartyGirl! *muah*) I have two more friends who are just about ready to pop. It’s almost as if pregnancy is contagious. But it’s not…so…whew for me! :P I share in the excitement of my friends and their respective families. Babies are such wonderful blessings! That being said, here’s the other baby shower cake I made last weekend for a little “All-Star” prince…
This is a 9-inch Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake with Homemade Strawberry Filling. This was for an early Sunday afternoon baby shower. I was up by 4:30am and got to work at 5am. I did everything that day, including baking the cake. I worked on the cake toppers the Wednesday before, a good 4 days ahead of time. That’s why I was quite confident I could pull off baking and decorating the cake on the day of the party itself while making sure we made it to church on time. Plus, I also had to whip up something for the potluck. Clap! Clap! Clap!
What do you think of my cake toppers? Not bad, ei? I love, love the little gumpaste shoes. Big thanks to StellaStarChild – God bless her heart! – who posted the instructions and templates on Cake Central. This was my second time to make baby shoes as cake toppers. The first one was for a baby girl’s baptism cake.
I tried my best to make the shoes look as close to the real thing as possible. I did not print the words “Converse All-Star” around the star logo. No room! Hee hee. If only I had one of those photo/document imaging gadgets that printed out edible images. But I don’t really need to invest in those…not yet. I guess I succeeded in achieving a realistic look because a few people thought the toppers were store-bought and inedible.
I did print the words “All Star” on the back using a marker with edible ink…a last minute addition. I arrived at that decision after we came back from church.
I left the shoelaces of one shoe untied. I was in too much of a hurry to lace it up! Kidding!
And since I had 6 hours of sleep the night before, I was in the right frame of mind to actually add details to blue teddy’s face. Gotta love that baby bottle!
What a fun cake to make! There are so many styles of baby shoes one could use as inspiration for baby shower cake toppers. Hubby liked that the cake was clean and simple. He does know the right things to say. :)
Cheers, y’all! Mabuhay!