My boss’s wife is preggers.
Yes, I have a boss. I’ve got to pay the bills somehow! It’s a senior day care and activities center, and it’s actually a pretty fun job.
She’s due at the end of the month. It’s their second kid, and will be their second girl. All of our residents are super excited, so we decided to have a shower!
The residents decorated the tables, and made a diaper cake, a well as some fun stuff for the big-sister-to-be.
I, of course, supplied the yums.
I needed vanilla cupcakes for the residents, but I know the momma-to-be LOVES chocolate, so I decided to make her a lil cake of her own.
First thing I made was some booties. This was mostly just to see how they’d turn out, but I loved them.
Then I decided pink was obviously the way to go. Obviously.
I knew I wanted to try an ombre cake. I loved the booties, so those were ‘in’, and I love making flowers, so no-brainer there.
I couldn’t decide how I wanted to decorate the booties tho, so I made a second pair and decorated them both.
After polling the friends and family, I decided to go with the first pair – I felt they were more girly. I think cute little girl, and I think of eyelet lace, which is what I kinda modeled the decoration on the booties after.
So. To the cake!!! * trumpets sound *
First, the ombre frosting.
Three shades of pink buttercream. I mean, technically white is a shade of pink…right?
Right. Frosting! Get on the cake!
I decided to put all the flowers (and the booties) on a fondant round so that I could just lift it off, set it aside, and cut the cake. Worked beautifully!
…and I mean beautifully! Look at that cake!!!