This baby bum cake was quite fun to put together. I had been anxiously mulling over how to do the legs and feet but in the end it all somehow came together! The most difficult part was covering the cake itself, actually.
|Cute little toesies!|
To that end, in a way it all ended up being a happy mistake. I often suffer from over-decoratoritis (as Kerry Vincent likes to call it) and throw all sorts at a cake. This time I wanted to keep it very simple and clean, just focussing on colour and texture, and I just love button themed cakes for baby showers.
Though the mum was having a little girl, she didn't want any pink or for the cake to be too girly (she's hoping her girl will be a tomboy!), so she chose purple and tiffany blue as her colour scheme. What an amazing combo!
The feet were all fondant, but the legs were made from scraps held together with leftover lemon buttercream, rolled into tubes and then covered with ganache. The 'bum' was a 6 inch round that I roughly carved into a dome shape and crumb coated with ganache and then white fondant (quite untidily, because I knew it would all be covered with the blanket and ruffles anyway).
This cake ended up being one of my most popular on FB for some reason, and another lady from the same workplace asked me to do another in a few weeks' time for a friend of hers, what a compliment!