If you are in your early thirties, like me, then you probably have learned that April showers could pretty much refer to the onslaught of baby showers that usually ramp up this time of year! That means embarrassing party games, pregnant friendly snacks (sorry sushi, not today) and cakes that can range from adorable to, well, a little scary. I guess it all depends on how excited you are about babies.
Now, the Jenny from a few years ago wasn't that into baby shower cakes. Frankly, she wasn't that into babies. Then 30 hit, and boom, suddenly all things baby were cute, and baby shower cake season became fun and exciting! So far, the season has kicked off strong with some really fun cakes. We'll start with a flashback to last March, then bring it back up to date
This is one of my favorite baby shower cakes, I made it for one of my best friends and I got to go crazy with the "UP" theme. It was a lot of fun to make, and it was one of the first cakes that I ever made under the "Frosted Fox Cake Shop" name. I also made decorated "Ellie badge" cookies and all kinds of fun decorations and treats.
Earlier this year, I had a chance to make a cake for a friend of mine. This time, a former classmate was throwing a shower for her sister with a fun and vibrant color scheme inspired by the mom-to-be's love of Mexican culture. What I love about this cake is it's non-traditional feel. There was probably some really delicious food at this party.
Now, this past week I had the opportunity to make two very different baby shower cakes. The first was for a Jack and Jill shower that was being thrown at a restaurant with a really colorful graffiti design scheme. The client requested that the cake be a non-baby shower, baby shower cake. She loved the idea of tagging the whole cake to match the design of the venue. I got to have fun playing around with hand painting graffiti all over the cake.
The second baby shower cake for this past weekend was really fun and a bit more challenging. The client brought in a photo which showed a cake where the baby was looking into a gift box. We changed around the color scheme and some other design elements to make it a little more geared towards a baby boy (the original design was very girly). The baby's bottom was made from rice crispy treats and the box is entirely made of cake! It was a pretty hefty cake and I hope everyone enjoyed it.
I can't wait to see what the rest of baby shower season brings in terms of cake designs. They are almost always super cute cakes and a lot of fun to decorate!