You may or may not know... but I love pink. Like really, really, really love pink. With that in mind, it's no wonder that I was totally in love with this Baby Girl Baptism Cake, Cookies and Cake Pops.
I'll start by telling you about the cake. It was 6" and 8" round tiers (each two layers of cake), and the flavor was vanilla. You can see my How to do Fondant Ruffles on a Cake Video Tutorial here... but for this cake, you're going to do things a little backwards.
You'll start at the bottom and have the ruffles hanging down instead of standing up (no tylose required this time!). For the very last ruffles, I rolled out a circle of fondant around 10" across and did the ruffled edges, then laid it over the top.
I have a tip for you... if you're going to use fondant with a plastic candy mold - be sure to dust it with corn starch first or brush it with shortening. I learned the hard way that if you put soft fondant onto plastic without any barrier - it sticks and makes a mess!
Next up... the cake pops! These were made 100% by my husband. What a gift it is to have him in my life - willing to help out and do whatever he can to help me!
The tiny chocolate crosses were the real labor of love for these cake pops... I ordered a variety of cross molds to see what I liked best and it ended up being the tiny cross in this mold. Unfortunately, we only had one that size, so he had to make them one at a time.
He used a piping bag to fill the mold with white chocolate (almond bark, actually), then he had to freeze it for a few minutes, gently pop it out with out breaking it, and start again. The order was for 3 dozen!
The last thing I did was the cookies. I'm not always proud of the cookies I do, but I was really happy with how these turned out! They were all made using my best roll-out sugar cookie recipe and I covered them all in white royal icing.
For the crosses, I piped on a loopy pink cross with royal icing to finish them. Both cookies were around 4" tall.
And that was everything! I think I've said it already, but I loved all the sweets for this celebration. The pink and ruffles and cake pops were all so soft and delicate and pretty...
Do you have any questions about the cake, cookies, or cake pops? Leave me a comment and I'll do my best to answer!