Special delivery! This Bundle of Joy Baby Shower Cake is waiting to bring you a special surprise. Great for baby showers or baby announcement parties, this baby cake has room to sport a message of your choice on baby’s satchel. Tie up the satchel with a colored bow or pastel ribbon for a gender reveal that is easy and cute.
At least 48 hours in advance: Tint 8 oz. fondant copper; mix with 1/2 tsp. of Gum-Tex. Make fondant head, ears and foot: Roll out copper fondant mixture 1/4 in. thick; cut head using largest round cutter from 101 Cookie Cutters Set. Cut ears using medium round Cut-Out, trim to shape and attach to head with damp brush.
, insert a 2 in. piece of licorice in head. In royal icing, pipe tip 4 outline mouth, dot eyes and cheeks. Shape a small ball of copper fondant for nose; attach with damp brush. Shape reserved copper fondant into an oval foot, 3 1/4 long x 1 1/2 in. wide x 1/2 in. thick; for toes, roll five 3/8 in. balls; attach with damp brush. With lollipop stick, indent two 1/4 in. deep holes in top of foot to mark for insertion of sticks.
Bake and cool 1-layer (2 in. high) 10 in. heart cake (use firm-textured batter such as pound cake) and one mini loaf cake, 1 in. high. Position heart cake, pointed end up, on foil-wrapped board, cut large enough to fit gathered top piece. Fill in indented center of heart with buttercream. Cut sides of loaf cake at an angle to taper toward bottom; bottom should measure 3 1/2 in. wide. Loaf cake will support gathered top piece. Prepare cakes for
rolled fondant; cover separately with fondant and smooth with Fondant Smoother. For gathered top, roll out fondant 1 in. thick; cut a 5 x 12 in. rectangle. Gather rectangle at its base into a triangular shape, curving the top two points outward and forming folds with your fingers. Position loaf cake so that tapered side is 1 in. above point of heart cake; position gathered fondant top over loaf cake, attaching to heart cake with damp brush.
For head support, insert 2 marshmallows on sticks into cake sides, extending about 4 in. Position head. Insert 2 sticks in top of foot and insert end in cake. Write tip 5 message in buttercream. Make ribbon bow and position at neck of bundle.