Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pink giraffe baby shower cake

Recently, our cousins asked us to be the God parents of their second daughter, who is due mid-September.  We, of course, agreed to this request.  Not having our own children, it was heart-warming to know that we'd help to raise this child, and get to spoil them!

I helped throw the baby shower for the mom yesterday.  The theme was baby animals - monkeys, giraffes, lions, zebras, etc.  I found the perfect cake to make for the shower, using adorable giraffes as part of the decorations.

This is a double barrel cake.  The bottom part of the cake is actually two tiers.  The bottom tier is white chocolate cake, and the middle tier is triple chocolate fudge cake.  Top tier is a yellow vanilla cake.  All filled with vanilla buttercream, made with all butter, frosted with ganache, then covered with marshmallow fondant.

The dots are made with marshmallow fondant as well.  The giraffes, bow and blocks are all made with gumpaste.

The cake was a hit!  The shower went very well.  Now comes the hard part.  Waiting for the next seven to eight weeks for the baby to arrive!