As you probably know if you have been following my blog, I love to decorate cakes. I work full time, have two kids, and also run this blog. So, I often get the questions "How do you have the time to make cakes?" The answer: a lot of preparation and careful scheduling.
I thought it may be fun to take you step-by-step through a cake decorating week. This week, I am making a two-tiered baby shower cake for a work party on Friday.
About 2 weeks before a cake is to be completed, I decide on a design and flavors. Since I am making this cake for a couple at work, I gave them a list of options and they chose the flavors (chocolate with oreo creme filling and yellow with fudge filling).
For the design: It may be one I create, but more likely I find a great design online or in one of my cake decorating books. I decided on the "Lunar Lullabyes" design (I always make a few creative changes) from the Wilton 2010 yearbook.
I started the gumpaste baby before I went on my Las Vegas trip because the moon needed time to dry. I finished it today. The great thing about the Wilton yearbooks is they give you a step-by-step on how to make their fabulous cakes.
Here is how the topper turned out:
Lastly, I made a grocery list as I will probably go buy all of my supplies for my cake tomorrow.
Making cakes is fun, but it always makes for a very long and busy week! Stay tuned and I will post throughout the week and show you progress on this cake.