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Baby Carriage {Shower} Cake Recipe and Tutorial- Baby Girl

Tutorials | September 15, 2016 | By

 

(2) Fondant Application And Assembly

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From left – (1) Applying fondant onto the cake (2) Immediately smooth cake top using a fondant smoother until it looks neat and even. (3) Sharpen a wooden towel using a serrated knife and insert from top until it hits the cake board. This will secure both tiers together and onto the cake board.

For the fondant I used “Fantasia”. Works great… no elephant skins, and love how soft and easily pliable it is! Remember to knead well before rolling it out smoothly. I like to roll my fondant as thin as possible as it gives the cake a neat finish. After applying the fondant onto the frosted cake I gave it a couple of hours to dry before proceeding to decorations.

(3) Cake and Cake Board Decorations

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I colored fondant in 3 different hues of pink out of which 3 batches of roses were made. As shown in the pictures above, I arranged the flowers- three in a bunch spacing them equally around the cake.

The cake at that point looked boring to me so I added cute pink pleats  around the second half of the bottom tier to bring in a new dimension to the cake!

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I started with rolling out fondant and used the pizza wheel cutter to cut out strips. I used wooden dowel rods to create those pleats. As you can see it worked well and gave it an elegant “dressy” touch. I added pink bows on either side for more cuteness !

Next I added a few white sugar paste butterflies as it was requested…  I didn’t want to over do it as the cake was already filled with flowers… keeping the color to white helped with giving it a subtle uplift.

For the cake borders I did a “necklace” pearl border with fondant and glammed it up with edible white pearls in between….. sometimes going that extra mile does make a big difference on the overall appearance of the cake šŸ™‚ 

For the Cake Board. I applied a thin layer of white fondant. I used tappet cutters for the letters. Painted with edible Americolor Gold paint and sprinkled gold disco dust for the shimmer effect.

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  1. Ramya
    September 17, 2016

    The BEST baby shower cake ever! What a talent, patience and presentation both in cake making and writing! Adding your friend’s feedback gave the post a special touch šŸ™‚

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 18, 2016

      Thank you Ramya! This cake surely was close to my heart… It bring so much happiness to be part of someone’s special day!

  2. Indika
    September 17, 2016

    What an elegant design…nothing it too overboard. And of course, very skillfully put together.

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 18, 2016

      thank you Indika ! šŸ™‚

  3. Esther Kiruba
    September 20, 2016

    Wow! Love the Cake! Looks AMAZING acca!

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 20, 2016

      Thank you Esther ! šŸ™‚

  4. Arthi K
    September 22, 2016

    Love this cake!! So much talent, skill and dedication.. and your personal touch in all your cakes is what makes them so special! wish you were here in the UK! so lovely to read your friend’s feedback too šŸ™‚ keep up the great work Thula!

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 22, 2016

      thanks so much Arthi !! šŸ™‚

  5. Baby shower game
    September 29, 2016

    Ah, I love it all. And the cake might be my favorite part. My wedding colors (10 years ago) were black, white and green so Iā€™m partial to this classic theme!!

  6. Cait Weingartner
    November 3, 2016

    This is an adorable cake! I love the idea and with your step-by-step instructions and photos, I think even I could manage to pull it off. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thulashitha RD
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you Cait !