I am back! While I was away I had a little cupcake of my own. Her name is Nylah and she was born at 29 weeks. She is doing great and I have been spending a great deal of time at the NICU with her but I am getting back to baking and blogging about it. And the first thing I am sharing is the cake I made for my baby shower, yes I made my n own cake!
The theme was Mommy and Baby Birdie with an emphasis on the color purple. This is a 6 inch and 8 inch cake. Both layers are completely covered in buttercream icing. The top tier is covered in fondant dots of different sizes and the bottom is covered in colorful flowers that extend to the cake board as well. I carved the letters of her name from fondant and decorated them with buttercream icing. The 2 birds are also carved from fondant as well. And those are handmade baby shoes on top of the cake! That was my first time making fondant baby shoes and they turned out very good. I'll include a tutorial for them very soon. I also stuck some tulle underneath the cake board to make it look really pretty and girly. All of the guests loved it!
My intentions of this blog are to of course showcase my talents but also to encourage others to bake! I want to show people that you do not have to attend a culinary arts school (if you do, that is obviously great!) to be successful in the baking business. You do not need super expensive equipment or a large oven to get wonderful and professional looking results. I have been in this business for a few years and I have learned so much without taking one class! And I want to share with you what I have learned.