Baby Shower Cake to Celebrate a Blessing

Posted September 7th, 2012 in Posts, Serving with Style

Photo courtesy of Justin George

Last weekend I had the privilege of baking the cake for the baby shower celebrating the impending birth of baby “Logan”.  My young friends Anne and Justin are some of the nicest people I know and they are going to be great parents. They are together for the right reasons, have the support of all their extended family and they just exude love, respect, warmth, caring, responsibility and joy. This will be one lucky little boy.

Since I don’t have any grandchildren yet this was my first baby shower cake and I had to go to the internet for ideas.  The only instruction I was given was it had to be chocolate.  Right away I knew that I was going to use the family chocolate cake recipe. We have been baking this since my sister took a home economics class at the Gas Company when we were kids. She learned to bake this moist, delicious and very deep chocolate cake and I have really never found a better recipe.  I also knew that I wanted to try a ganache frosting after watching a contestant do it on Master Chef a couple of seasons ago. I watched a video and decided it didn’t look that hard.  Lastly, it simply HAD to have a raspberry filling or I wouldn’t get to feature it on this blog.  SO, I had my plan.  For a style I searched pinterest for baby shower cake ideas and although I didn’t find one it did spark my imagination.  There were animals on the invite and the color scheme was chocolate brown with tangerine and honeydew melon.

Photo courtesy of Justin George

I decided to create a carousel cake with animal shaped sugar cookies frosted in the invite colors.  The result was excellent and I am happy with the way it turned out.  The hostess (my friend, Angela) provided an incredibly elegant luncheon with every detail planned to perfection. The only problem was, the color scheme of the shower was BLUE!  (silly me, of course it was, the baby is a BOY!). So the cake did not match the room but it was delicious and beautiful and everyone seemed to enjoy it.  I don’t think the baby noticed since most boys are color blind anyway and besides he won’t be born for several more weeks.


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