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Diaper Downpour! Cake

Fondant babies go wild on a trio of cakes connected by fondant rainbow slides. Create a nothing-but-blue-skies scene by covering cakes with blue fondant and fluffy white-fondant clouds.
Makes: Cake serves 60.

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Step 1

In advance: Make fondant rainbows. Tint 72 oz. fondant blue, 6 oz. each yellow, rose, green and violet. Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 6 oz. of each color.

Step 2

Trace large and small rainbow patterns onto cardboard; cut out and shape boards into curves. Large rainbow curve should be 2 in. deep, small curve should be 1 in. deep.

Step 3

Roll out blue fondant 1/8 in. thick. Brush cardboard lightly with piping gel; cover rainbows with fondant, wrapping around edges.

Step 4

Divide rainbows in 4ths; roll out other colors 1/8 in. thick and cut strips for rainbow sections. Attach strips with damp brush; let dry on sides.

Step 5

Also: Make fondant umbrellas. Roll out reserved fondant from rainbows 1/8 in. thick. Cut circles using largest Cut-Out. Cut in half and make scalloped edge using smallest Cut-Out.

Step 6

Score rib lines with knife. Roll a small fondant ball for top button; attach with damp brush. Let dry. Attach umbrellas to lollipop stick with melted candy.

Step 7

And: Make fondant babies. Tint 20 oz. fondant copper. Roll a 1 1/4 in. ball for body, a 3/4 in. ball for head and 1/2 in. balls for legs and arms.

Step 8

Attach head to body with damp brush. Shape legs and feet, adjusting for sitting or standing babies; attach. Shape logs for arms; cut slits for fingers and attach.

Step 9

For umbrella handles, cut lollipop sticks to 3 in.; insert through arm and into body, leaving 1 1/2 in. extending. For standing babies, insert a 3 in. lollipop stick through leg, leaving 1 1/2 in. extending.

Step 10

Prepare 3 in. high round cakes for rolled fondant. Cover cakes with blue fondant; smooth with Fondant Smoother. Position on stand.

Step 11

Roll white fondant balls in various sizes for cloud bottom border; attach with damp brush. Roll out white fondant 1/16 in. thick; cut into strips and cover clouds, shaping with fingers.

Step 12

For cake side clouds, roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick; using patterns, cut cloud shapes and attach with damp brush.

Step 13

Position rainbows, with small rainbow between 6 and 8 in. cake and large rainbow between 8 and 10 in. cake. Insert standing babies in cakes; position other babies on rainbow.

*Combine Violet and Rose for violet shade shown. Combine Lemon Yellow and Leaf Green for green shade shown.

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Rose Icing Color

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Copper Icing Color (light skin tone)


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6 in. Round Pan

8 in. Round pan

10 x 3 in. Round Pan

6 in. Lollipop Sticks


Sharp Knife

Rainbow and Cloud Patterns

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Diaper Downpour! Cake is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cake wasn;t hard, it was all tose fondant baby's. It took 5 of us to make babies and diapers and theose slides, then you have to assemble it on site. make sure if it is for someone else you eother charge for that cake stand or make sure you get it back!!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made a simplified version of this cake for a baby shower. I made just 1 9" double layer cake. I covered it in fondant as instructed. I made 1 fondant baby and since I didn't have to make rainbow ramps to connect to other cakes, I made a rolled fondant rainbow. Much easier than making the ramps. The baby was adorable. The directions give you detailed instructions for the amount of fondant to use for the torso, head, and limbs, so I had a proportionally correct baby on the first try. The baby and rainbow took a while to dry, so make sure to make them at least 3 days in advance. Instead of making fondant balls and clouds for the decoration and trim, I piped buttercream to get these features. I really liked how the buttercream clouds looked, soft, 3D, and fluffy. Also, my fondant to cover the cake was a little old and tore a bit when I covered the cake. I was able to pipe clouds over the tears and it looked like it was suppose to be that way. The piped clouds were very forgiving and totally fixed any flaws. It was a co-ed shower & this cake is neither girly not syrupy sweet. Everyone (guys included) loved the cake.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was difficult and took me days to make the fondant babies and rainbow, but the results were worth it. I got so many compliments. Great cake design!!!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was fun to do and turned out sooooo cute!!!!! If you r doing a baby shower cake try this one....
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I saw this cake and fell in love. It is adorable. I made this cake for my friends babyshower, we were unsure what the baby was going to be so this works well for either boy or girl. I had never really made anything out of fondant or gumtext before and I was affraid it would be difficult. Since we were going to have numberous people I made all three layers of this cake a little larger then instructed. Working with the fondant was actually fun. I enjoyed making these babies, they were surprisingly easy, it was like playing with play dough. I rolled out each piece and using vanilla they attached easily. I then used the edible cookie markers to draw on their faces. The Rainbows and Umbrellas were just as fun and easy to make. I made the rainbows, umbrellas, and babies a few days before to give them time to dry. I used three different flavors of cake one flavor for the 8 inch, one for the twelve inch and one for the sixteen inch. After each cake was baked and on the cardboard it was iced and then I rolled out the blue fondant and covered each cake. Using the small iron tool, I smoothed out the fondant. This was my first time using fondant so it went on fairly easy. I did find you must work quickly since it does start to dry right away. I cut out the clouds of fondant and attached them to the cake using vanilla flavoring, Each cake was connected using the rainbows, using icing I made clouds around them. I placed the babies and umbrellas randomly and this cake was a hit. This cake was fun, easy and tasted great. With step by step instructions anyone can make a cake.
Date published: 2010-12-06
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