Pretty in Pink: Welcome Baby Cake

I got a request to do a pink polka dot baby shower cake from a facebook friend, Brittany, who was at the party that my Alice in Wonderland cake was at. Her sister was having her baby shower and needed a cake.

Here was the inspiration cake, it is a screenshot from my phone and as you can see it is from the website simplysweetsaz.blogspot.com

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Very cute cake! She loved the colors and polka dots. I think this one is smooth frosted and she wanted fondant so I did that instead and just had the banner say “Welcome Baby”

Here is my version (Thank you to Brittany for this photo!):

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A 10″ yellow cake on bottom, with a 6″ chocolate cake on top!

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Here is what the cakes look like naked in just fondant, and not smoothed out. They really get cuter as the cake progresses, initially I’m usually like, “OMG should I redo these?” but it always works out in the end!

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This cake used about 100 fondant pearl balls for the boarder!

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To make these I…

 1.) Roll out white fondant

2.) then I cut out a bunch of circles with a circle cookie cutter (so the balls can kind of be the same size)

3.) then I roll those circles into balls

4.) let them sit out to harder a little and throw them in a ziplock bag

5.) add some Luster Dust (edible glitter) into the ziplock bag, shake around, and VOILA you have yourself fondant pearls.

I know theyre not all perfect round balls but really you would have an easier time nailing jello to a tree then getting perfectly round balls everytime. And the way I look at it… pearls arent even perfect round balls in real life either!! 😉

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Legit almost 100 of these bad boys!

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Making bows is seriously a staple in cake decorating. If you can make a fondant bow you can make any cake cute with it! I will post about how to make them later, it really is SUPER easy! I make them like this, or flatter smaller versions on cupcakes.

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The ribbons on top were a last minute addition, initally I didnt want to put the ribbons but when I got home on Saturday night around 12:30am I had this need to add the ribbons, so I did. I like it much better with them!

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So there it is! Welcome Baby cake complete and on display at the party 🙂

Does this inspire you to maybe try covering a cake in fondant? The more you practice the easier and easier it gets!

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