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