Saturday, September 12, 2009

Giraffe Baby Shower Cake to match bedding.


This is a baby shower cake to match a bedding set. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. It was a pain staking process as I acquired a new "tool" that I had to learn to operate in order to pull this cake off. If you have heard of the "Cricut", that's my new tool. It is intended for scrapbooking. However... I've adapted it to use with sugar paste so that I can cut ANY shape I want to put on the side of the cake without having to get custom cutters made or using a pattern and an x-acto knife. So... all the giraffe print from the bottom tier was cut with the cricut. The trees and giraffe on the top tier were also cut with the cricut. I spent most of my free time this week learning how to "make it work" but by last night, I could go to the computer, load my pattern, load my paste, and get my cut ON THE FIRST TRY!!




13 comments:

Julie said...

That. Is. ADORABLE!!! It's the perfect take on that bedding in cake. Love it :)

Julie said...

Oh, and I just read that you used a Cricut - I have one and can't wait to find time to try it on gumpaste. You did an awesome job!

Tracye said...

That is so beautiful! Awesome job!

How did you do that texture on the top tier? Again, it's beautiful.

I never thought of using a Cricut. Did you use it with fondant or gumpaste? Or fondant mixed with tylose? It didn't clog your machine? How thin did you roll it?

Lots of questions, I know, but that's such a cool technique.

Cake Fixation said...

So Cute!!!! I need to get myself a cricut!

Tammy said...

How Cute! I love that bedding and your cake is perfect!

Peggy said...

Hi Stacey,

Just wanted to say thank you again for designing our baby shower cake. It was absolutely awesome!!! Everybody loved it and thought it was excellent!!!!

Thank you again.

Ellen said...

Oh my god!!! It was delicious! Thank you, Thank you!!!
I loved the home made filling and the butter cream was incredible.
The whole cake melted in your mouth!

Baking Yummies said...

Hi,

Can you share in detail how you use that machine to do the cutout? is it edible? Wonder if i can get it in Singapore? What abt the ink?

Pls email me at bakingyummies@gmail.com,Thank you so much

RAM said...
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RAM said...

perfect kids bedding

Anonymous said...

Oh! i love this cake! i got this bedding set for my lil one :)

Anonymous said...

Your cake is so adorable! I had to show my husband. We have this bedding for our son, too!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the cake and the baby bedding. I would love to find the baby bedding if it is even possible. Would you mind sharing where it was purchased from? I would greatly appreciate it.