Baby in Gift Box (Baby Shower Cake)

I want to begin my blog for not being on for the last few weeks. I do want to explain why I have not blogged these last few weeks. It has been a tough few weeks forme and I do apologize for not being here.

I have to told you about my son and his girlfriend’s baby shower.  We ended up having to have the baby shower on May 9th, 2015. Now with that said, I’m going to tell you about the week of the baby shower. On the morning of May 5th, I get a call from my Aunt Sissy telling me that my mother was unconscious. This went on for about 3 days.  On the evening of May 5th, I get a call from my daughter in law(my son’s girlfriend). She tells my son has caught on himself on fire. Here I am trying to make a cake and a diaper carriage and I find out that my mother’s in a coma and not sure if she will wake up and my son has 1st degree burns to his face, 2nd to one hand and 3rd to his right hand.  I really didn’t know if I was coming or going.

Now im going to tell  about the cake and I will add pictures. I started out with the little decorating dough. Rocking Horse, onesies, and carriages.  I know I said I was going use red but decided to use blue and yellow for the cutouts and bow. I have to say that I was happy with colors I chose at the end. I did use a small tool to cutout the items I listed above. The cutter tool I used also added an imprint on the decorating dough.  I really do like the decorating dough. It’s cheap and you get a lot for the price. I like it better than gum paste. The reason I say this is because when I made my daughter’s baby shower cake. I made a carriage for the top of her cake. I used gum paste. I had to cover with fondant because I couldn’t get it smooth.

For the lid, has been a learning. I haven’t found anything on the Internet on how to make the lid for a gift box. Well at least ine that I’ve made. I have posted this cake on Google and a fellow more experienced cake designer told that she used a cake board covered with fndant. The one before this cake I use rice krispies and it is too heavy for the cake. For this cake I used the decorating dough to cover the cake board and to make the edges od the lid. I covered it with fondant.  The lid was esay but it hard to estimate the problems you will encounter. I will come back to lid later because it is later that I encounter.  It is envolves the lid.

I finally started baking the cake (gift box). I used 2 yellow and to white because one wanted yellow and the other wanted white cake. We all know we have to give the mom what she is craving and I had to give my son what he wanted. I used 1 12×2 inch pan. I only had 1 pan at the time. I baked the 1st cake and I let it cool in the pan. After baking and waiting for the first cake to cool, I thought to myself this is going to take a lone time to do. I ended up baking and letting the 2 of the cakes cool out of the cake pan and the last cake was cooled in the pan. I don’t know if it really makes a difference if you let the cake cool in or out of the pan. I know I encountered this same problem a few years ago when I tried to make a Spongebob cake for my granddaughter. My Aunt Sissy said it should cool in the pan.  I have let my cakes cool in the pan everytime since that day. I know I haven’t had that problem since Spongebob so I do think it makes some kind of difference. The only cakes that was falling apart while icing it were the cakes that cooled out of the pan so after putting a crumb coat on the cake it was leaning to one side and it was leaning more towards the top of the cake. I trim the cake to make it even but I trimmed too much so NOW my lid is too big. It Friday and late. I don’t have time to redo or trim down the lid. I had not used the decorating dough before now and I dont know if I can trim the lid down without it breaking into. I just went with what I had and tried to make it even all the way around. 

I told you it had been a hard week. My Mom woke up the the 9th and I did get to speak with her. Ronnie made me cry when I seen him at the baby shower.  Ronnie is much better and I can’t believe how he has healed. His face and one hand is healed and no scars. The other hand looks like he may have scars.

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I hope you will give it a try. I hope you enjoy my blog and my cake. Enjoy life because you only have one.

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