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Layette On ?Em! Cake


Makes: Cake serves 40.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

In advance: Make fondant baby (click on technique above). Make approximately 80 fondant buttons. Roll 3/8 in. diameter balls of pastel fondant. Flatten and indent center with end of dowel rod. Imprint button holes with narrow end of tip 1. Let dry.

Step 2

Prepare 2-layer cakes for stacked construction. Prepare cakes for rolled fondant. Cover cakes with fondant; smooth with Easy-Glide Smoother. Divide 6 in. cake in 4ths and 10 in. cake in 6ths. For clotheslines, roll out yellow fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using straight-edge wheel of Cutter/Embosser, cut 1/8 in. wide strips for clothesline; attach at division points, 1 in. deep. For bows, cut 1/8 x 4 in. long yellow strips; form loops and move tails to opposite sides. Attach bows with damp brush; attach a small ball at center.

Step 3

For clothes, roll out pastel fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut booties using shoe Cut-Out; trim off ends. Cut cap using smallest round Cut-Out; trim off bottom. Cut T-shirt using shirt Cut-Out; trim bottom to shorten and cut neckline with small round Cut-Out. Cut 1-piece outfit using shirt Cut-Out; cut neck and leg lines with small round Cut-Out. Cut bib using wide end of tip 1A; cut neckline with narrow end.

Step 4

Attach clothes to clothesline with damp brush. For clothespins, cut thin pieces of copper fondant and attach. For bottom borders, roll a 3/8 in. diameter white rope; attach with damp brush. Attach buttons with buttercream. Add buttercream dots, outlines and scallop details to clothes with tip 1. Insert baby in cake top.

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Make your own shower topper! It's easy when you use rolled fondant. Just roll out and cut the baby with our metal gingerbread boy cutter, then attach to a lollipop stick and insert in the cake. You can also make smaller sized babies using a mini gingerbread boy cutter for a cupcake.

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Layette On ?Em! Cake is rated 4.619 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I recently made this cake for a joint baby shower for two folks in my office. I made chocolate and vanilla cake layers (each layer split); each tier had to layers of each flavor, alternated. Being this is only a 2-tier cake, that was no problem to complete at all. I made my own fondant for this cake, although I believe using buttercream would be a fine alternative for those who are not fondant fans. Using the people cutouts made it so easy to complete the decorations. The fondant buttons were super easy to do....folks kept asking how I made them! Needless to say the cake was loved by all my co-workers, and the recipients appreciated all the work that was put into it.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake last year, and people are still talking about it!! It was so cute. I didn't cover everything in fondant (at the mom's request) but I did make all the clothes, buttons, and the baby in fondant. Instead of making a fondant clothesline (because I have a hard time cutting it that thin and getting it straight), I just piped on a buttercream clothesline, and used buttercream to make the clothes pins as well. It still looked fabulous. I made extra buttons-which were an ease to make-and still use them for decorations (like cupcakes) as a last minute deal.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Somewhere between medium and difficult. For the novice, I strongly suggest you use the Wilton Butter Cake recipe or the Chocolate Cake recipe. Both cakes are firm and will hold up to the tiers. The detail in the decorations is what makes this cake. If you are experienced enough and have the right Wilton equipment, you can make all the cake decorations yourself. If you're 'iffy' Wilton has a variety of pre-made decorations that you can use to personalize this cake. This tiered cake is always met with 'oooh's and 'ahhhhs'.
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved making this cake! This was my first experience with fondant and found it very easy to work with. I made the buttons up ahead of time as they were the most time consuming due to the number of them. The only change I made to this was that I made bunnies to go on top inspired from the shower invitations. What a hit at the shower! Everyone thought I spent a fortune at a posh bakery. This has inspired me to make more fondant cakes as I have found a new passion.
Date published: 2011-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is not a difficult cake to make what is the "hard part" is the time it takes to makes all the buttons and baby clothes, which I ended up cutting out all by hand because I could not find the people cutters in my town. I found a templates on line reduced them on my printer cut it out and then stacked 2-3 rolled fondant square pieces and cut the oneies that way. Instead of booties I made baby tuques (hats) by using a the big end of a regular tip and added a pom-pom on them. Before cutting everything out I made a few to place on the cake to make sure nothing was to big or to small. I find when I make stacked cakes the cake may not be as high as "Wilton" says it should be(my fault) so I adjust to the decorations so nothing looks out of proportion. I made to much of the buttons and clothes so I used the extra pieces to decorate the food table.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looking at this it seems difficult. Taking the instructions one step at a time it was sooo easy. My kids had fun doing the buttons. we purchased the pastel colored fondant which was more than enough to finish this cake. the babys name was added to some of the clothes. I have been asked to do this cake again for other showers, and I said no problem. Start early with the cut outs. they are easier to handle if they have dried a little.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this one. I made it for my cousin baby showerI couldn't find the cutters to use for the clothes, so I had to make them free hand....they actually looked pretty good! Like someone else mentioned, I also used buttercream icing to pipe on the clothes pins. It was a big hit at the shower - no one wanted to cut it ;)
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was not a difficult cake, but very beautiful when finshed. I will make it again, hoping to get quicker. The comments from the shower were excellent. I covered the backs of the babies with another cut out to hide the stick and reverse of the bonet. It cleaned up the look of the cake from the back.
Date published: 2011-01-24
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