Coming September




Today's cake is as close to my heart as a cake could get, because it's the gender reveal cake I designed for my own baby to come this September.  And as you can see, my husband and I are having a boy!

Now that we know the sex, I've commissioned my husband to paint the nursery so I can start decorating.  I love to decorate our home.









For the cake, I kept the design monochromatic with all black and white except for the blue-tinted buttercream inside.  Three tiers of chocolate cake are filled with the blue buttercream, and then frosted with a simple crumb coat of vanilla buttercream.

I rolled out white fondant very thin, and cut it into a variety of baby clothes.  After they dried and hardened a bit, I outlined the pieces with a black edible food-coloring marker, then strung them back and forth across the cake tiers, like clothes swinging in the breeze on clothesline.

With the cold, snowy spring we're experiencing - and yet another snowed-in weekend that has us eating waffles for breakfast today and snuggling under a blanket watching the Cooking channel - I'm so looking forward to the warm summer, and then, of course, fall, when our baby will make us a little family of three.








5 comments :

  1. Heather I am very happy for you both:) Both my girls have boys:)
    One had 3 ..all in a row:) One had one and she did a beauty of a tree on the wall:) you would love it..it's been yrs though..they grow so fast!!
    Lovely cake..and I know bébé's room will be fabulous.

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  2. I love food markers! I used them on the X-Files alien cookies I made a couple months ago. I love the crisp lines! I haven't tried them on fondant yet, but this makes me want to. :)

    P.S. Congrats on your soon-to-be new arrival!

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  3. Awe Heather! Congratulations on your little baby boy. This is such an adorable cake to announce him to the world with. I adore its simplicity and that little clothesline is making me want to get my fondant and edible markers out.

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  4. Congrats!!! Enjoy your pregnancy and preparing for your sweet baby boy!

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  5. Such happy news and what a beautiful cake! Congratulations!

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