Sunday, June 19, 2011

Baby Shower Cake

One of my friend is expecting her second child. Her husband planned on giving her a surprise baby shower. The moment I came to know about it, all I said was "I am making the cake unless you have some huge plan for it". He was kind enough to let me do whatever I want to do. But, I got busy this week. I had plans of making baby blocks using rice crispy treats covered with fondant, making a duck on one of the blocks, letters and all. I couldn't spend time on making these things that need to be made in advance. So, I took the easy way out and without spending too much time, made this cake. I was disappointed myself, but either my friends were very kind and said it was nice or they really liked it. I would never know.
I took the picture with the wrong setting without realizing and didn't have time to redo the picture. I am sharing whatever was the result of my hastiness.
Cake was vanilla cake, filled with buttercream and iced with buttercream tinted blue. Baby onesie is a fondant cutout. The dots, and circles are also fondant cutouts. I mixed the food color with lemon extract and painted the onesie.

Vanilla Cake recipe - adapted from here. I used buttermilk instead of milk.
Buttercream recipe - refer to this post.

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21 comments:

  1. Wow...awesome and wonderful cake..

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  2. Very elegant looking cake, hope would have tasted superb.

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  3. Am speechless, wat an elegant and incredible cake..

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  4. adorable champa..this is so cute...

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  5. Looks beautiful ....n so cute

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  6. but I love this cake. I saw your comment on Ria's and was eager to see your creation. very classic looking cake Champa. truly adore it.

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  7. Though a simple design, it looks so neatly done... lovely colors too... I wonder when i'd decorate a cake...

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  8. This is such a pretty cake Champa. Love it

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  9. Beautiful cake.....incredible!!

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  10. Gorgeous cake with pretty colors!

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  11. The cake has come out really well..I am sure they loved it..

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  12. Looks good.
    I wasn't aware that milk and buttermilk can be used one for another. I am assuming you didn't change any other ingredients

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  13. Harini,
    Yes. I didn't change anything else. They work interchangeably in most of the recipes.

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  14. Very cute cake. I am sure your friends loved it.

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