A'hoy, new baby! Welcome your new little sailor with this cute Whale of a Tale Cake for Boy. Baby boy shower cakes like this are easy to personalize and are fun to make for beginning decorators. Need to make a baby shower cake for a girl? No worries! Just add a cute fondant bow to this whale, or pipe the body of the whale in pale pink icing. No need to buy a shaped pan to make this ocean dweller, just use the Paisley Pan Set to create your own whale shape.
Make base board. Use medium (12.5 in. x 9.5 in.) paisley
pan and patterns for tail and spout to make a cut-to-fit cake
board slightly larger than cake. Wrap with foil.
Make cookies for spout, tail and fin.Prepare and roll
out cookie dough following recipe directions. Use knife and
patterns to cut four tail cookies, three spout cookies and one
fin cookie. Bake and cool cookies.
Bake and cool 12.5 in. x 9.5 in. paisley cake. Cake is
one layer, 2 in. high. Position cake on prepared board.
Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint
portions sky blue and black; reserve some white. Use spatula
and white icing to stack spout and blue icing to stack tail
cookies. Use spatula and white icing to ice top and sides of
Ice sides of tail smooth to even out. Position spout and tail
cookies on board; use icing to secure to cake sides.
Decorate cake, fin and tail. Use spatula to ice black
mouth, 2 1/2 in. wide x 1 1/4 in. high. Use tip 18 to cover cake top,
sides and tail with blue stars. Use tip 12 to pipe white dot
eye; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 3
to pipe black dot pupil. Position fin cookie on cake top. Use
tip 18 to cover with blue stars.
Decorate spout. For water sprays, use tip 17 to pipe blue
elongated reverse shells. Use tip 3 to print black message.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.