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 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!
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 friend made her this baby board, and we all wrote messages for baby Joseph!
I also bought these little gifts for my sister and nephew. Baby booties are so cute!
His crib is all ready for him to arrive in a few weeks….
Do you like my cake and name frame DIY? 🙂

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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