I've been baking all my life. I started as a little girl, standing on a chair rolling out sugar cookies with my mom. It's just what we did. In high school and college I would pursue creative classes, but baking was still just something I did. Finally, mid 20's I took the plunge and went to pastry school and got some formal training. Ever since, it's been a fun process of learning and growing.
These days, I've gotten better, but I'm still learning a lesson from every cake.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
The Belly Cake
Belly cake, boob and belly, pregnant dress cake... Call it what you will, this is one of my favourite cakes to make. It never ceases to be overwhelmingly adored by everyone who orders it.
My fist belly cake, for my best friend
I have been lucky enough to make 10 of these so far, and would love to give one to every Mommy-to-be out there. It's just so much fun.
The best thing about it, for me, is that even though the premise is the same, every cake is different. It's a big ol' pregnant belly dressed up. But each dress is as different as the expecting mama. I ask a few questions about the mom - Is she girly, laid back, funky. Expecting a girl or a boy or is it a surprise for everyone. What theme are you following at the shower? Do the parents have the nursery decorated a certain way?
Every answer helps to design the dress.
Or lack of a dress. This mama doesn't wear dresses, but that won't stop me!
I'll never stop loving the look on the customers face when they pick it up... they were expecting something amazing, but the finished product is always so much more - they can see the guest of honour in that cake.
Great for a boy, or unknown sex
I just love adding in that belly button :)
Girl or Boy? No one knows.
Designed for a Giraffe Theme Shower
A proper mama in pearls
Who says you can't go strapless when 9 months pregnant?
Big Top Theme shower... The cake was the Ring Master!