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post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
I have minimal skills and I need an idea for a baby shower, and when I work with numerous colors, I don't work well. Any ideas for something simple? I did look at Wiltons ideas already.
Any ideas? (pictures preferred) Sadly, I have no clue what the baby is going to be (although my first guess is human.).

Thanks!
Mixee.
post #2 of 34
..here's hoping that your first guess is right!

Have you looked at the cakes in the gallery here? There are some really cute ones!
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post #3 of 34
You could try making a cake shaped like a baby carriage. These are cute and easy to put together. It also really only needs to be in two colors. Pink and white, blue and white or, if you don't know, maybe yellow and white.
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post #4 of 34
Thread Starter 
You know what, I hadn't checked the gallery, and I thought of it right after I posted and went to check them out.
I think I decided to try something with baby blocks, maybe a buttercream transfer...anyone know where I can get a good baby block picture for an idea or especially a clear outline for a transfer?
post #5 of 34
I like to use google images to look for pics. I searched baby blocks and some came up.

http://images.google.com/images?q=baby+blocks&hl=en

I really like this one. It's a cake topper so if you wanted something really simple you could purchase it to put on top of the cake.

http://www.bakingshop.com/bc/img/R-29.jpg
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post #6 of 34
Here's simple and I am sure you can make it pretty...
Make a rectangle sheet cake, make it look like a quilt on the top by dividing the top into squares, leave the middle open for wording, and then instead of piping designs into the squares, use colored sugar and put it into the squares, and separate the squares with icing. See below..
LL
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post #7 of 34
Thread Starter 
Mouse, I tried one like that...modeled after Wilton's. I failed...miserably. icon_cry.gif I was looking for something a bit simpler until I can perfect my quilt making skills.

Thanks for the ideas!

Mixee
post #8 of 34
I am also new at cake decorating and have to do a baby shower cake this weekend. i found a very simple but elegant and sweet looking cake on the Martha Stewart Living website. It has bands of icing around the outside and a single rose in the middle. I am going to ice the cake with either pink or blue and the do the bands and rose in the opposite color. Just an idea that I thought might help you.
post #9 of 34
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Originally Posted by mixaleena

Mouse, I tried one like that...modeled after Wilton's. I failed...miserably. icon_cry.gif I was looking for something a bit simpler until I can perfect my quilt making skills.

Thanks for the ideas!

Mixee


Did you fail at the piped designs that you put on? This one has no designs, just colored sugar and straight lines.
Are you good at making stars? Take a sheet cake, ice it in green or yellow and put the letters A, B, and C and the numbers 1, 2, 3 on it.
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post #10 of 34
Are you good at free-hand? You could ice a cake white and use stars to put a yellow duck in the middle with blue and white bubbles all around. I think it's sweet to write "welcome baby" on baby shower cakes too.....
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post #11 of 34
www.thecakefairy.co.uk
someone posted this site for an idea for a lingerie cake, but I was looking at all the cool cakes on the site, and I saw some cupcakes under mini cakes/cupcakes that would be perfect for a baby shower and seemingly easy for a beginner!! check it out!
Suzanna
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post #12 of 34
You can make a rectangle cake and add two storks facing each other with one carrying a baby with a blue diaper and the other pink diaper. Below you can write something like Heaven Sent. And add question marks around the entire design.. good luck.
I have a baby shower cake to do Sunday for a baby girl.. thinking about doing the baby under the blanket.. I love baby showers!
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A woman is like a bag of Tea.
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post #13 of 34
Thread Starter 
Husband sprung on me this afternoon a baby shower for tomorrow. This is what I came up with for that one. It was obviously last minute and If I did this one again, I would definately add a colored border. The white border does nothing for the cake, but a colored one would have made it pop. Ah well, there is always next time.

It is not so bad for only my 6th cake, though. Any other ideas on how I could elaborate on it? (I still have to make the other cake that I originally posted about.) Unfortunately, when left to my own devices I am blank.


Mixee.
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post #14 of 34
mixee...I think that is wonderful especially for a last minute cake and only your sixth! If you wanted to add more color to the border, you could add some cute little dots to it in the same colors used for the baby blocks.
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post #15 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thanks...I was also thinking (if I thought out placement) maybe some small drop or swirl flowers too.

Oh, the little trinkets are made of fondant...the blocks spell out BABY and then there is a bottle and a rattle.

Mixee.
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