Baby shower cake for Liz
Since it will be her second baby and I was given full creative domain over the style, I decided to make a non-traditional baby shower cake. Her "theme" for this baby is apples. It's starting to feel like fall and apple spice cider smells are in the air... so I decided what better cake than an adorable apple blossom with one apple on top to represent her new little "apple" that's due any week now!
I made a simple white fondant box cake base and scored the top to give it a tree bark look. To give it the full effect I added gumpaste branches and handmade little blossoms. I also dusted the blossoms with pink shimmer to give them a fresh look. I kept the background of the cake white so it as to showcase the flowers and Oh so important baby apple!
I also added extra branches on the back side.
Chillin in the library...shhh
I need to mention that this was an apple spice cake. Yes, YUM! I used a spice cake recipe and added carrots, apple sauce and apple chunks with a sweet cream cheese frosting filling. The apple melded in very nicely and it was one moist decadent dessert.
Congrats Liz! I can't wait to meet your new little one when she decides to come!