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A Letter-Perfect Baby Cake


Step 1

In advance: Using royal icing, make 25 each pink, violet and rose tip 225 swirl drop flowers on waxed paper. Add tip 2 white dot centers. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.

Step 2

Place book cake on same-size board and ice smooth. Comb sides with small-tooth edge of comb. Position cake on foil-wrapped foamcore sheet. Roll out 1 pk. of pink fondant 1/4 in. thick. Cut approximately 20 circles using medium round Cut-Out. Cut circles in half and attach to board with piping gel to create scalloped bottom border. Roll out 48 oz. of white fondant 1/4 in. thick; position on cake top and trim edges as needed. Roll out pastel fondant 1/4 in. thick and cut BABY letters using cookie cutters; attach with damp brush. Print tip 2 messages in matching shades of buttercream. Pipe tip 2 vines around edge of cake top in buttercream. Attach drop flowers with dots of buttercream. Add tip 349 leaves in buttercream. Pipe tip 4 bead bottom border. Attach blocks, angel and rattles with dots of buttercream.

Step 3

*Note: Combine Violet and Rose for violet color shown.