New baby is on the way! Celebrate all the fun that’s about to come with this cute On Time Arrival Baby Shower Cake. With an airplane banner that’s easy to personalize with any message you’d like, this cute baby shower cake is one your guests are sure to love. Use the Airplane Pan to bake your cake in just the right shape, and have fun using tinted fondant to create your own little baby and decorative toys! Whether baby is in flight or has already made its landing, this cute On Time Arrival Baby Cake is a one-way ticket to party fun!
Tint fondant: 4 oz. each brown, skintone; 3 oz.
light green; 2 oz. each light blue, pink, yellow,
1 oz. violet; reserve remaining white. Roll out
1/8 in. thick unless otherwise specified. Attach
pieces using a damp brush unless otherwise
specified. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted,
waxed paper-covered boards.
Blocks: Add 1/4
to 2 1/4 oz. white
fondant. Roll out.
Cut 30 squares,
1 in. Let dry 24
into blocks, using
five squares per
block (bottoms are open) and attaching edges
with melted candy. Roll out fondant colors
1/16 in. thick. Cut strips, 1/4 in. x 1 in.; attach for
borders, trimming as needed. Cut letters using
alphabet Cut-Outs; attach.
a 1 in. x
6 in. long
strip. Trim ends at an angle. Print message
with black edible marker. Let dry 24 hours on
crumpled facial tissues to create wavy effect.
Attach two lollipop sticks to back using melted
candy, leaving 3 in. extended at left side to
insert into cake
Bear: Add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to brown
fondant. Roll a
1 1/4 in. dia. ball for
head. Roll and
flatten small balls
for 3/4 in. wide oval
muzzle and 1/2 in.
dia. ears (indent
with end of brush);
attach. Use black FoodWriter to draw eyes, nose and mouth.
Shape a 1/4 in. x 1 1/2 in. high tapered oval for
body. Roll two tapered logs for arms, 1/2 in.
dia. x 2 in. long; flatten hand slightly and cut
slit for thumbs. Roll a log for legs, 3/4 in. dia. x
3 in. long; flatten ends for feet. Wrap around
bottom of body, positioning one leg on each
side and securing at center back. Assemble
Baby: Prepare globe base. Roll out
skin tone fondant
1/8 in. thick. Cut a 6
in. dia. circle. Wrap
with hands. Trim
Draw eyes and
1 3/4 in. wide smile
with black edible
marker. Roll two logs for arms, 1/2 in. dia. x 3 in.
long. Slightly flatten hand end and cut slits for
fingers. For raised arm, insert a 6 in. lollipop
stick 2 1/2 in. deep. Curve fingers slightly.
Slightly curve opposite arm.
Rattle: Using light green fondant, roll a 3/4 in.
ball for top, 1/2 in.
flattened disk for
handle, 1/8 in. diam.
x 3/4 in. long log for
stem. Cut hole in
center of handle
using narrow end
of tip 10. Cut 1/8 in.
wide yellow strips
to trim ball and a 1/16 in. wide strip for handle
trim. Attach pieces with melted candy.
Propeller: Roll out yellow fondant. Cut four
on board. Cut large
circle for axle using
Cut-Out; attach. Cut
circle for axle cap
using narrow end of
tip 2A; attach with
Steering Wheel: Roll
out green fondant. Cut
wheel using medium
round Cut-Out. Roll a
1 in. ball for base; flatten
bottom and shape a 1 in.
high angled base. Attach
Stars: Roll out
green, pink and
Cut five stars in
each color, varying
sizes by using large
or medium star
Cut-Outs. Brush with matching Pearl Dust
For airplane, ice cockpit area smooth. Cover remainder of cake
with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 7 dots, 1 in. apart, on wings and tail.
Attach propeller with dots of icing. Position baby?s head, steering
wheel, bear and blocks, securing with icing. Attach curved
arm to steering wheel. Attach rattle to other hand with melted
candy dot; insert arm into cake. Attach stars to clouds with icing.
Position airplane over rounds.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.
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.