Baby Dedication Cake in Coral & Aqua

I truly enjoyed making this cake, as it gave me the opportunity to use two gorgeous techniques that I had been dying to try. The client couldn’t decide between a really frilly cake, or one that was a very simple ‘clean’ design. So I suggested doing both, & contrasting the profusion of ruffles on one tier with the clean lines of the other tier.
I love the gorgeous coral & aqua color combination too, which matches the invitations & her nursery decor.

I used the ruffling technique from the fabulous Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen on the top tier. I loved how it turned out! On the bottom tier, I used a technique to look like pleated fabric from the awesome Lesley of Royal Bakery. Both were wonderful! I used a LOT of fondant though. This is the HEAVIEST cake for its size I’ve ever made.

The cross was molded from a mold I made myself from a necklace my dear mother-in-law gave me many years ago. The baby HAD to have a zebra bow on her head since the postcard invitations had her pictured wearing a zebra bow, & you KNOW how much I love me some zebra! That was a surprise for her mom, too!

Now let’s talk flavors—-oh my goodness! The top tier should be illegal! Australian chocolate mud cake, filled with both salted caramel buttercream, & salted caramel sauce, covered in milk chocolate ganache. It was all I could do not to just face-plant in the icing bowl! The bottom tier is lemon pound cake, filled with Raspberry buttercream & covered in Lemon White Chocolate ganache.

Cakes ROCK!!! Christy Seguin, Austin, TX

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Susana ...

Beautiful!

Rosi ...

So delicate and beautiful.

Goreti ...

Love this beautiful cake. The color combination is gorgeous. Now about those flavors….drooooooool

JeannettesGreatCakes ...

Adorable. The ruffles are perfect

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Baby Dedication Cake in Coral & Aqua