Saturday, February 18, 2012

Woodland Baby Shower Cake

I recently had the pleasure of working with Wendy of Wendy Updegraff Photography to create a cake for her sister's baby shower. Wendy, her sister and her mom are a seriously talented trio who put together amazing parties. It's always an honor to play a small part in any of their celebrations. Wendy's sister Jamie chose a  woodland themed shower, which is a perfect theme when you are expecting a sweet baby boy!

The cake inspiration came from the beautifully illustrated invitation from Whimsy Whimsical. As soon as I saw that invitation, I knew I wanted to create those sweet woodland animals out of fondant! But my favorite part to make was the teeny tiny cupcakes.

The cake was a chocolate cake with salted caramel Swiss meringue buttercream filling, which is quickly becoming one of my most requested combos. The top tier is covered in chocolate fondant and the bottom in vanilla fondant.

The shower was absolutely gorgeous with so many beautiful details. You would be amazed to know how much the family did themselves...from sewing the tablecloths, making the centerpieces (the wood used was cut by Wendy's husband) and when their mom told me she cut the wooden banner signs with her jigsaw I about fell over! Check out the gorgeous photos Wendy took and all the fabulous details over at Wendy Updegraff Photography!

*all photos provided by Wendy Updegraff Photography


  1. I absolutely ADORE this cake!!!!!!!!! This could be for so much more than just baby showers, too~ :)


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