Just as colorful on the inside as well as the outside, this marbled cake reveals if baby is a boy or girl. Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant in white and pastel colors makes creating this cake fun and easy! It?s just the cake to serve at your baby reveal celebration.
Make pillow: Form 8 oz. white fondant into block, 3.5 in. x 5 in. Shape into pillow form--edges thinner; center of pillow should be approximately 1 1/8 in. thick. Roll out white fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut two rectangles 3 3/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. Attach to both sides of pillow with damp brush. Cut two strips 7 1/2 in. x 3/4 in. Attach to narrow edges of pillow on both sides with damp brush
Make body: Form 8 oz. white fondant into oval, 5 in. x 2 1/2 in..
Make head: Tint 9 oz. white fondant light peach. Reserve 1 oz. fondant; roll remaining into a half ball, 3 3/4 in. diameter.
Make cake: Prepare cake mixes to equal 7 cups batter required for 9 in. x 13 in. pan.
Tint 2 cups of batter baby reveal color.
Pour white batter into pan. Randomly spoon tinted batter on top and gently swirl together.
Bake 1-layer cake following recipe directions. Cool completely.
Ice cake smooth.
Position pillow, body and head on cake top.
Roll out white fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut rectangle 12 in. x 10 1/2 in. Position on cake top with the long edge going across the short length of the cake, covering body and one third of the head.
Roll out blue, yellow, green and pink fondant 1/16 in thick. Cut five squares of each color using largest square Cut-Out. Using Deluxe Detail Embosser stitch wheel decorate edges of fondant squares. Attach squares to blanket with damp brush alternating colors
Roll out remaining white fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut two strips 3/4 in. x 12 in. and two strips 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in.
Attach one 12 in. strip to top edge of blanket with damp brush.
Fringe the short edges of remaining strips and attach to blanket borders with damp brush.
Make hands: Shape hands with fingers and attach to blanket edge with damp brush.
Make nose: Shape 1/4 in. diameter ball into nose shape and attach to head with damp brush
Using black edible color marker, draw eyes. Let dry
Give your cake a great quilted look by embossing lines in a lattice pattern. Use the single-wheel Cutter/Embosser to create the imprinted lines. It?s a textured look that?s perfect for baby or garden-themed cakes.
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I made a baby and baby blanket just like this about 3 years ago. It was the first time I worked with fondant, so I wasn't really sure what I was doing. I wish I would have had these instructions then, it would have helped a lot. My blanket did not come out this clean. I think the fringe and using the Embosser stitch wheel definitely give it a softer, more realistic look. I also used a chocolate mold with tinted white chocolate to make the baby.