Today I’m going to show you how to make this gorgeous little baby shower cake
I grabbed a circle cutter and also a cake board the same size as my cake – this helps to make sure your baby topper is to scale and wont look awkward once it’s put on the cake (ie, too large or too small).
I highly recommend buying a set of circle cutters… these are one of the first things I tend to use with all my cake decorating/baking and I just purchased a cheap set off ebay, and then ordered a 4 piece set of tiny circles from the UK.
Using a skewer/toothpick/modelling tool, make a small hole for the belly button.
Roll out an oval shaped piece of flesh fondant for the head. Make sure you measure it up against your baby’s body to ensure the scale is accurate.
Using a small circle cutter, indent the smiling mouth
Indent either side of the mouth to give the baby a more comical expression
Brush a small amount of water on the baby’s body and attach the head to the skewer.
Flatten the top of the arm and attach to the body using some water. Don’t worry too much how the arms look (mine look ridiculous in this photo!!) as you can keep remoulding the arms and you can also cover up parts of the arms you dislike using the bubbles and other decorations at the end.
To make the bubbles, roll out the white fondant into balls of different sizes. I used some florist wire which I rolled around a modelling tool like a spring, before cutting to size and attaching a white ball to the end.
Place all your bubbles over the baby – being sure to cover up any blemishes! (I decided at this point that the arms looked a little ridiculous and that I’d cover these later using the bubbles attached to the springs.)
The cake was very simply covered using white fondant, and even then I didn’t do the most perfect job because I knew most of the top of the cake would be covered with the topper.
I rolled up balls of yellow and blue to cover the seam of the cake and attached my second fondant duck to the side (to cover up a small tear in the fondant 🙂 )
I decided in the end to make a name plaque for the mother-to-be, simply by layering two rectangles of blue and yellow, printing her name using my letterpress and adding some bubbles to the side.
Other decorating ideas would be to make stripes on the cake, or to maybe decorate it with small polka dots in yellow and blue.