It is always fun to have brides come back to me when their lives move into the next stage. I have made baby shower cakes as well as cakes to celebrate baptisms and first birthdays.
This baby shower was not going to be like any others I've done. It was going to be for 100 guests!
She asked me to make two cakes, the first in her favorite flavor of almond cake with an amaretto buttercream filling and icing.
It turns out that this former bride is expecting twins and the chosen theme for the baby shower was---
(Not something I would choose if I were expecting twin girls but.....everyone has their own style!)
Coloring buttercream can be tricky. I chose the turquoise blue like the above photo but when I delivered the cake and saw the party colors I wished I had gone with a bluer blue. Oh, well.
I simply placed the painted circle on top of the cake. I chose to make the two cakes in opposite colors instead of the same.
When I delivered the cakes I could see that the baby shower was quite the party. It was held at a big hotel in town, with tables fully decorated and a buffet with a light lunch. People were streaming into the hotel carrying gifts. The clients were very happy with the finished cakes.
It was curious to me how greenish the icing looks in this light (I was intending for the icing color to be like the napkins at left.) As a creative person with perfectionist tendencies, these little things bother me. But the cakes are what they are! I know they tasted delicious.
One other thing- Sarah's Lenten and Easter banner designs inspired me so I bought some fabric.
I have been intending for years and years to make banners for our church. I have even bought a few supplies in the past but none ever actually became banners. The ideas and supplies are one thing, the getting to it, another. Now that I have announced my intention, maybe I will be compelled to follow through.