There’s nothing more fun than being our own clients! We usually use it as an excuse to test out new recipes and go a little overboard. Our baby shower cake was no exception. We had an Alice in Wonderland theme so finally decided on the Caterpillar atop his mushroom asking “whooo are youuu?” as the design.
The cake itself is alternate layers of strawberry and blueberry cake. Based off of our standard butter cake recipe we were trying out with using freeze dried fruit for both the flavour and the colour. The strawberry definitely won in the flavour stakes, but the blueberry kept it’s colour the best. They were layered with vanilla buttercream and covered in fondant to make the toadstool.
The caterpillar was made from modelling chocolate. We’ve covered a few cakes in this but it was the first time using it to sculpt anything and it definitely takes the sculpting well. His hookah was also modelling chocolate but we did use wire to act as the hose, the only non-edible part of the decoration.
The base was first covered in green fondant, then had royal icing piped in as the grass. We kept the writing as negative space in the grass so it was a little more subtle.
We look forward to welcoming our new arrival and spoiling her with extravagant birthday cakes as she grows!