Teal and Coral Baby Shower Cake

This is another catch-up post.  Two in two days….we are off to a good start.  Back in September, one of my best and definitely oldest friends was throwing a baby shower for her little brother to help welcome her first niece.  It just so happens that the one weekend she requested in September, I was going to be gone on a girls trip with my other two besties.  Let me start by saying that I have very few close friends.  I have lots of friends, but when it comes to friends I would rearrange my life for, we are talking about five people here.   So when I am expected to go on a trip with two and a third asks me if I can make a cake, I say yes.  I am so glad I did.  This is still one of my favorite cakes, simple but pretty.

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Teal and Coral Baby Shower Cake

The color scheme came from the decor of the baby’s room and my friend was throwing a shower in the same colors.  The only direction she gave me was that she wanted a cake, some cupcakes and these colors.  So I went the cutesy route and did flowers.

At this point, I had very little experience with flowers, but I have been committed to trying a new technique with each cake.  How else will I learn?!?!  I practiced some on parchment paper until I felt confident I could transfer onto the cake.  The larger flowers I put directly on the cake using a M1 tip once I mapped out the spacing in the icing.   I piped the smaller flowers on small pieces of parchment on a flower nail and put them in the freezer until they were solid.  Once they were stiff, I was able to carefully peal them off of the parchment and place them on the cake.  They thaw very quickly, so I did have a plan on where I wanted them placed.  Once the flowers where on the cake, I filled in with leaves and added a boarder.  Here is a close up of the flowers.

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Buttercream flowers

The cake turned out better than expected and better yet, on time.  I dropped the cake off on Thursday morning before I headed to work.  I left at lunch time from work and headed with my girls on our trip.  I got a text on that Saturday that the cake had made it and looked wonderful.

Clara

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