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how to make a pregnant belly cake

post #1 of 40
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i'm sure this topic has been mentioned before.. but i just can't find it. can anyone give me detail instructions on how to make a pregnant belly cake?
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post #2 of 40
I think you just take a ball pan for the belly and then a small wilton wonder mold pan for the chest.
post #3 of 40
Hi in my belly cake I used the one half of the ball pan and 2 cake pieces for the boobs or you can use muffins. I've seen some who have used large bowls for the belly as well. Hope this helps...
post #4 of 40
Yes I am looking for instructions as well. Any help would be appreciated.
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post #5 of 40
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Originally Posted by missmikey

Yes I am looking for instructions as well. Any help would be appreciated.



I have never made one..but I don't think that it would be that hard. It looks like you bake a regular 9x13 cake for the bottom layer. And then you go and get a mini ball pan (or you could probably just bake it in a oven safe glass bowl as long as it is really round on the bottom). Bake it until it's done. And then you use either small glass bowl bakeware or the mini wonder doll mold for the chest.

Frost your 9x13. Do your fondant work for the body of the pregnant woman and then decorate the rest of the cake the way you want to.

Good luck!
post #6 of 40
Do you have to do anything to make it all stay together? Does there need to be rounds under the belly and booboos?
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post #7 of 40
Yeah -- I would definitely use a round under the belly and the booboos. You should probably put some dowel rods under the belly and the booboos too.. just to make sure that nothing happens to the cake.
post #8 of 40
Thank you that was my biggest question. I appreciate your help!
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post #9 of 40
instead of buying all new pans etc...why not just use cake layers with filling and then carve it?!
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post #10 of 40
I have done a few in my time.... I learned a lot from the first two I made and by the third one I worked out most of the problems and here is how I do it......- ***the below statements I copied and pasted from another forum. I figured it would be easier to copy and paste it into my reply here***

The Belly is made from half a ball pan and the breasts are made from 2 Wilton Mini Wonder molds. I just put them together on their own cake board and then cover them with fondant and then place the whole thing on top of the square (oval, sheet, whatever size shape you want) base cake

I had made 2 belly cakes before this one. With both of them I placed the torso on the base cake FIRST and then covered with fondant!! AHHH - it was a nightmare. It was so easy to mess up the buttercream on the base cake and then I had to figure out how to hide all the messed up parts. So this time I did the opposite. I cut a cakeboard to size and placed the torso cake parts on the board and then covered it with fondant and tucked the edges under to make a nice smooth edge. I also did this one with one larger piece of fondant to cover the whole torso and the last two I did I used separate pieces. I found the way I did it this time to be soooooo much easier then trying to apply all the fondant to the belly after it was on the cake. If I have to do this again (which I'm sure I will - this was the 3rd belly cake I've done) I will definitely do the torso separate again and then place the whole thing on the base layer! I did not use any dowels under the torso part but if you think it may be too heavy I would go ahead and dowel it for peace of mind!

Hope that helps!! It was just so much easier and less stressful for me doing it this way and I think I got a cleaner looking edge!!
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post #11 of 40
That is beautiful. I hadn't thought of doing one that way. I need to make a practice one before I try the real thing. Your tips will help immensely. What kind of fondant did you use?
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post #12 of 40
I used Satin Ice Fondant - I find it really easy to work with! Glad some of my tips could help, it saved me some headache!
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post #13 of 40
I did one this past summer (if the file doesn't work, just look in my gallery).

I used the Wilton Soccer Ball pan (but any ball pan would work I'm sure), and 2-8" rounds. One of the 8" rounds was used underneath the soccer ball for added height, and the other round was used to carve 2 "breasts".

All of the decorations were made of fondant- I used kelly green, copper (skintone), and black. I iced and covered each "breast" seprately w/ the copper fondant and then positioned them w/ the big iced "belly". Then I draped the green fondant over the whole thing, and just let the bottom part fall naturally (I tried to roll the fondant as round on the bottom as possible to have a skirt-like shape). After trimming the sides and the neckline, I added the black trim and bow.

The cake served approx. 25 people.

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask!!
LL
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post #14 of 40
Thanks for all the great tips, I can't wait to try one myself and i've learned so much from this post. My hubby thinks the belly cakes are a little freaky but I can see it being a big hit. Oh, I love the green and black colors for the dress..perfect.
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post #15 of 40
Bturpin -- I love your belly cake! Sooo cute!!
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