Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jungle Theme Baby Shower Cake

Good Evening Ya'll!
I have a few posts for this week and lots of cake to do this week as well soo I might as well get started tonight. So this cake order was from last week. A client of mine referred another client, K who placed an order for a baby shower cake. When I met with K she already had a picture of a cake that is liked for her shower. As some of clients and others know I don't like copying someone's else work directly so I will always take the photo given and make changes to make it my own while still staying in the theme that the client wants. This order was no exception. The picture was of a 2 tier cake that had a jungle theme based on bedding from Fisher Price. The original design was cute but it was covered in white buttercream with the animals in 2D on them. K really liked the 2D looked so I kept that and changed everything else:) Instead of white buttercream, I covered the cake in a light green fondant. I also added a 3D baby giraffe sucking a binkie on top with a palm tree and coconuts. I added all of the animals in 2D that is on the bedding all around the cake. I also placed 2 more trees winding up the cake with more coconuts and vines. I then piped on some buttercream grass and leaves. Lastly I covered the cake drum in more light green fondant. I love how it came out and K was so pleased with the end result. Hopefully I will get a call in about a year for baby's first birthday cake:)