This past weekend I was asked to create two separate baby shower cakes. One for an old friend from high school and another for my best friend. Both blessed with beautiful babies. A girl and boy respectively.
For my old high school friend, she requested a red velvet and cream cheese cake done up to look like a present in pink and green. Special Delivery. Just like her little girl.
Then my best friend, who gave birth to her third child 3 weeks before his actually due date (he really wanted to make an appearance!) was holding a baby shower the same Sunday. Not only did she need a lot of clothes for this little boy (her previous 2 kids are girls), but she had sold a lot of baby items just previous to discovering her pregnancy. Hehehe.
It figures, doesn’t it?
I was given free rein on what to design for her. Knowing that she loves to do cross-stitching in her free time, I happily created a simple cross-stitched center-piece.
After trying to recreate a cross-stitch look of strings on the fondant surface (and helpless flubbing by screwing up the last “e” in Welcome that I tried covering it up with fondant “string”), I have come to the very strong conclusion that I hate cross-stitching and give my best friend a 1000 kudos for her patience in her incredible hobby!
All in all both cakes were well created for two wonderful little individuals, newly arrived in the world.