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A Shower to Celebrate Baby Cake


How cute is this Shower to Celebrate Baby Cake? Made using the Sports Ball Set, this project actually makes two separate umbrella cakes, making this a great dessert for anyone having twins or anyone who wants to keep the baby’s gender a surprise. A subtle yet creative treat, these baby shower desserts are as sweet to look at as they are to eat!
Makes: Each cake serves 6.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Bake and cool cake using 1/2 of Sports Ball pan. Cover flat side with melted candy. Before candy hardens, make a small hole in center where handle will go. Refrigerate until firm.

Step 2

Lightly ice remainder of cake with buttercream. Use Dividing Wheel to divide ball into 10ths. Set on waxed paper-covered container, candy side down. Tint fondant yellow; add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 12 oz. of fondant. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use pattern to cut 10 panels for each cake. Use ridged wheel with Cutter/Embosser to imprint design 1/8 in. from edges. Imprint floral designs with tip 131. Attach panels to cake, beginning at top, with points extending beyond edge of cake; smooth lightly. Roll a 3/4 in. ball of fondant; insert Cookie Stick for handle. Insert in cake; tie on ribbon.

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1/2 in. wide ribbon

1/2 in. wide ribbon ((18 inches needed))

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4 to 5 in. diameter container

4 to 5 in. diameter container

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A Shower to Celebrate Baby Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake last night but changed it slightly. for the umbrella part I followed the instructions for the umbrella in the Romance in the Rain cake. I didn't like the idea of attaching all those pieces so I rolled out the fondant in one piece and placed it on the outside of the sports ball pan. It was a perfect fit-jsut be gentle-I cracked it a little. then I decorated with the tip 131 and embosser. It was quite easy once all the parts were ready to go and it made a great center piece!
Date published: 2011-05-12
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