My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥

My big sister is expecting a little baby boy in less than 3 weeks! Which means I will be an Auntie again, which is very exciting! Her friends very kindly threw her a little baby shower gathering, and I made the cake for the party. 
Whilst I am fairy experienced at making and decorating cupcakes, I am not so good at making full sized cakes, and I am pretty terrible at icing covering them.  I decided to try and keep it simple, covering it in a plain white icing, and then using some baby blue for the decorations. The cake was a Victoria Sponge cake, with a traditional vanilla sponge, with strawberry jam and buttercream icing inside. I also crumbcoated the cake in buttercream as thats what the experts recommend!
I am obsessed with buttons and bows! So I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try and make a large ‘Tiffany style’ fondant bow. After watching numerous YouTube tutorials, this is my attempt at the bow. It was a very frustrating procedure! But in the end it turned out okay. I also used a button mould to make little dainty buttons, and I also experimented with alphabet embossers, embossing the baby’s name ‘Joseph’ on a couple of buttons. I then added some edible pearl decorations, and tiny silver dragees in the buttons, and wrapped it with a polka dot bow.
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥

My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
My sister loved the cake, as did the party guests! And even if I say so myself, it was very tasty, and overall I am very pleased with the end result 🙂 Practise makes perfect!
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
As one of my sisters baby shower gifts, I made this name frame, which started off its life as this old Victoria Plub picture. I made one of these for my little niece, in floral pinks, a while ago which you can see here, along with a tutorial. My niece and sister loved the one I made for her, so requested one for the baby. Of course, I did this one in blues, using different paper patterns, can you see Piglet in the ‘O’? I’m very pleased with this DIY project!
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
My sisters friend made her this baby board, and we all wrote messages for baby Joseph!
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
I also bought these little gifts for my sister and nephew. Baby booties are so cute!
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
His crib is all ready for him to arrive in a few weeks….
My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥
Do you like my cake and name frame DIY? 🙂

My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥

My Sisters Baby Shower – Cake + DIY Gift ♥

13 Comments

  1. August 14, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    oh my, so cute 🙂
    xx

  2. August 14, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    You are so talented 🙂 Great gifts, so much cuteness, n'awww!! xx

  3. August 14, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    You're so good at up-cycling things I would pass by at a boot sale and turning them into something not just usable but super pretty too! x

  4. August 14, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    Such an amazing cake, i wish i could decorate like that! x

  5. August 14, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    that looks AMAZING ! wish i could be that talented at decorating !!! xx

  6. August 14, 2012 / 8:37 pm

    I love how creative you are! The cake is really cute and I love the 'Joseph' picture you made- its inspired me to make something similar 🙂 Glad you all had such a lovely day! xx

  7. August 15, 2012 / 9:07 am

    You did a fantastic job on this! I especially love the little buttons and the embossing of Joseph! Gorgeous!! xx

  8. August 15, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    This is so cute!
    I'm super excited for all my friends to start having babies and baby showers haha! 🙂
    Loved reading this post!
    x

  9. August 17, 2012 / 11:05 pm

    Wow this cake is beautiful and you have some serious talent when it comes to decorating cakes. I would love to be able to do the taste test too lol. I would love to be able to do this. Bet you had a lovely day hunni x

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