Right before I started working on the Pregnant Belly Cake with the pretty blue bow... I finished this baby shower cake... which also had a pretty blue bow!
I got to design this cake all on my own without any restrictions. My sweet friend who ordered it (she works with my cousin and we we went to high school together... love her!) gave me a few ideas of what she liked, but assured me I could do whatever I wanted. When she mentioned liking the little converse shoes she saw on another cake, I was hooked on the idea!
And I have to tell you... I'm totally in love with the tiny Converse shoes. I mean.... they are just so stinkin' cute!! And truly... they were not very hard to make!
I used a template I found online, some store-bought gumpaste, and a few common cake tools. I had them finished in about 30-40 minutes, then I just had to let them dry.
But since the cake needed more than just cute shoes on top... I had to come up with a complete design. Since I've always wanted to do a bow on the side of a cake... with the ribbon wrapped around the middle (not sitting on the board, on directly on a tier, but in the middle), I figured this was as good a time as any to try it out!
It was a little harder than I imagined getting it to stay up while it dried, but overall, not too bad! I definitely like the look of the ribbon on stripes!
For the name, I used FMM Upper Case Block Tappit Cutters. Those little buggers are hard to work with but I think they went perfectly with the look of this cake. Oh and for the stars, I used this Wilton Stars set.
For this order, they needed approximately 50 servings, so I used 8" and 10" round pans. The cake was all vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant, Satin Ice dark chocolate brown fondant, and Satin Ice gum paste for the bow and shoes.
OH, and a big thanks to my husband Richy and my oldest son Joshua who photographed this cake for me! My camera battery was dead when I got ready to take pictures and I had to leave to teach my cupcake class before my camera was ready.
By the time the battery was ready to go, it was dark and I wasn't home... oh and my cousin was on his way to pick up the cake. So my hubby and son rigged up a photo set in our kitchen and took these wonderful pics for me! Didn't they do a great job? I was so grateful and I couldn't do what I do without them!
Any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments!