Thursday, June 11, 2009

Baby Shower Cupcake Cake

I don't know if anyone else would notice, but this next picture bugs me...the way the shadow falls on the cake makes the side look like there is a crease in the cake :( alas, it's only a shadow.

So far this has been my favorite cupcake cake!! (lol, it's only my second) It was so much fun and special for me to make. It was for my cousins baby shower, for her first child, a baby boy. His first initial is H (hence the H on the cake). I knew I wanted to use the colors brown and blue because the invites were brown, blue and white. I decided to do a stuffed animal theme. I ended up with a teddy bear and a stuffed giraffe. The cupcakes were chocolate with buttercream icing swirled on. I added little giraffe and teddy bear cut outs. These were made from a 50/50 mix of fondant and gum paste. The figures on the cake topper were the same mix. The cake was confetti cake with buttercream frosting, the circles were fondant.
Like I said, I LOVED making this cake!!!
The stand the cupcakes are on was handmade...though not very sturdy, so the cake topper ended up on a stand of its own. It was a lesson learned :)
PS. You can click on the pictures and they will enlarge!

1 comment:

  1. Did you steal my pictures??!! LOL! I loved the cake/cupcakes...but I honestly couldn't tell there was even a shadow on that picture. It looks great to me.

    Are you making cupcakes for Alexa's birthday?