Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My First Baby Shower Cake! :)

Yay! I did it. I made my first Baby Shower Cake. 
(if you know me personally, you'll know that I made it about... 3 weeks ago? but shhh.. don't tell anyone I'm a lazy blogger!)

Anyways, on to the delicious details and yummy pictures!

There she is! Well, Ahem - HE is. 

I'm so proud. I made the fondant myself! And oh. my. goodness. It tastes/feels/looks/works so much better than store bought fondant! I'm never buying fondant ever again. Now I will admit that the baby isn't the most detailed... but I will openly admit that my figurine sculpting skills are.. um.. poor. Maybe one day I'll get better, but until then, I'm satisfied with my simple ball baby.  =] 
As for the cakes insides... How about Chocolate Cake with Caramel Buttercream? Yes! It was delicious. The Caramel Buttercream was actually an experiment turned AMAZING. 
Now, I wasn't able to attend the Shower, but I heard the cake was a hit. And really, a cake gone, is an awesome compliment!  =]

Special Update **
As you all know, I am fairly a beginner at cakes and love baking with my entire soul! I (and others) have realized that I am at a level at which I am able to start charging for my cakes. Anyone who has ever been to a grocery store knows that ingredients aren't getting cheaper.. and its taking a toll on my poor newlywed bank account. My cakes are definitely not at a $5 a serving price, but will at least be enough to cover my costs. I will let all of you know the price range as soon as I make up my mind! Thank you all so much for your support!

[[Big thanks to Sariah Finn over @ S Squared Photo for the awesome pictures of my cake!]]