Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Tiered Baby Shower Cake!!!


I was SO excited to cater my sister-in-law's recent baby shower. I was thrilled to have another chance to make a tiered cake. She's having a little girl, so there was no question what kind of cake it would be...a pretty-in-pink strawberry cake! I used my very favorite cake recipe - Paula Deen's "Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake." This recipe is SO amazing....it's super easy and always comes out moist and perfect. The real strawberries and cream cheese frosting really make this a stellar cake!
I was also excited to use fondant again...this was only my second time using it. I still haven't perfected the technique, but I was still very happy with the finished cake. It got a lot of "Ooohs" and "Ahhhs" when I took it out of the box! :)
You may remember my very first tiered cake, which was THIS WEDDING CAKE.

I had a lot of fun decorating this one...especially since I used a combination of stripes and circles. I wanted it to be cute and classy! The sheer pink ribbon tied it all together beautifully and the baby blocks on the top tier were the perfect finishing touch.

I also made punch and Cheesecake Pops for the shower. Below, I've included a picture of the cheesecake pops...they are always just as cute as a button! This is the second baby shower I've made these pops for. I also made them for baby Sebastian HERE. They are perfect for this type of event, because you can customize them with any color chocolate or ribbon....plus, they always disappear fast! You can see my original Cheesecake Pops post HERE, which includes a link to the recipe...they are really fun to make!!!

14 comments:

Sweetie said...

everything looks incredible! i'm sure they loved it. what recipe did you use for the cake/cheesecake?

Joelen said...

Gorgeous job! I love how clean your work is!! :)

The Tipsy Hostess said...

Absolutely adorable!! Love that you coordinated the cake server to match the cake!

Steph said...

Wow! Great job on both the cake and the pops!! They looks so cute!

Jennifer said...

Amazing cake and cute cake balls!!!!!

Elly said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Fantastic job.

Julia said...

Wow, what a pretty cake! Mad props for making this! I stupidly agreed to make the cake for my best friend's daughter's baptism cake, the planning of which is driving me crazy, and this might just be my lifesaver... One question, though, did you use your strawberry cream cheese frosting underneath the fondant or did you use buttercream? I've found some cream cheese frostings cause the fondant to melt. Help, please.

Celeste said...

Thanks to everyone for your comments...they really do make my day! :)

Julia - I'll be very happy to help you! I am definitely no pro, but I'll help however I can. I actually made the two tiers a day ahead and put them in the refrigerator (already frosted)...I did use cream cheese frosting...not buttercream. The fridge hardened the cream cheese frosting just enough, and made it easier to apply the fondant. I added the fondant on the morning of the shower, and left the cake out of the fridge once the fondant was on. This gave the cream cheese frosting time to soften up and was perfect when we cut into it. This particular cake recipe always comes out so moist, and everyone LOVES the flavor! Plus, it's super easy! You might want to make a sample cake a few days ahead, just in case you want to make any changes. Let me know if you have any other questions. You can definitely do it!!! ;) -Celeste

Julia said...

Thank you, Celeste. Looks like my cake may not turn into a disaster after all. I'm going to do a test run this weekend and I'll let you know how that goes.
Thanks again for your help.
*Julia*

Colleen said...

Everything looks wonderful - you are so talented!

Stacy said...

Both look beautiful and delicious!!! Wonderful job on everything! Very talented indeed!!!

Jim Little Photography said...

from Peggy) oh wow - now I know who to use to make me a treat to take to Maggie's baby shower in Destin in October!!! I'll be a hit with the cheesecake pops! Maggie is my son's wife and it will be their first baby - a girl :) you are SO talented!

melissa said...

your cake decorating is amazing! the cheesecake pops are cute, too!

Sonya said...

Hi, I run a baby shower website, and I just started a cake contest today. I am looking for contest entrants. If you are interested, you can find a link to the contest in my latest blog post. Thanks.