Monday, November 30, 2015

Baby shower

Yesterday was the Big Day! We had the baby shower for my niece. I was really glad I'd got that cake topper completed early, because a couple of weeks ago, I did a  whoopsy to my back and leg. Ouch! Fortunately, Mr Coco came to my rescue and helped with the cake baking, etc. Together, we produced this:



Not too shabby, eh? The cake itself is about 12 inches in diameter. Vanilla with a raspberry filling and real buttercream icing on top. There is a whole pound of butter in the icing, and I had very little left over in the end.

There was one surprise though. Remember the pink tiled 'floor' beneath the bunny's tub? It was a bright hot pink. I had it sitting on my dining room table which doesn't get direct sunlight. By the time I finished the cake, it had faded to a very pale (nearly white) pink. :( I used Wilton paste food colouring. Burgundy. If anyone knows what may have happened, please leave a comment.





And, of course, Grandma Coco, made the baby a little pink sweater and hat set. It's tiny and precious.....newborn-sized...... which will probably only fit her for a minute or 2.

3 comments:

  1. I live the picot edges on the sweater and hat.
    I was wondering if the sugar crystalized to fade the colour of the tile floor.

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  2. Cake is stunning, and what a sweet sweater set. It is a keeper for sure, as a reminder of how tiny the baby once was. Your niece must have been so thrilled to receive such wonderful gifts from her uber-talented auntie.

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  3. You did an outstanding job on this cake! Everyone must have been delighted with it. The sweater set is adorable too. You should be very proud of all your work.

    I have no idea why your tile floor faded. I use Wilton food colouring quite often when not using Americolour and I've only had colours darken the longer they sit. Did you use Wilton's Gel or liquid?

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