The Story Behind this Baby Animal and Baby Blocks
Baby Shower Cake
The flavor of the cake, Blissful Blueberry, was the idea of the mother-in-law. She thought it would be a great idea to have the cake be blue inside for a baby boy! She had no worries about picking an uncommon flavor, as she knew from experience how delicious it is! This seems to be the popular opinion of any of the berry flavor cakes. Even Cake Devil Erica... who does not like blueberries, loves when I make blueberry cake!
Here's a little confession... I did add some food coloring to the cake batter. When I reduce blueberries, I'm never quite sure what color it is going to turn the cake because it all depends on the blueberries. Sometimes it's a dark pink, sometimes it's purple and on a rare occasion, it's actually blue. This was not one of those rare occasions. If you look at the picture of the cut cake, the filling was the natural occurring color. The blue cake, blue icing and green icing are all results of a little bit of coloring.
The mom to be was poking around our website and was fond of the cake pictured on the right with the bear and the duck. She really loved the little animals on top and wanted something similar. She also really wanted some baby blocks on the cake. So, being a cake designer, I was quickly inspired and asked her if she would like a lion, a tiger, a elephant and a giraffe with some baby blocks and suggested using light blue, light green, brown and yellow. She said yes, thought it sounded great!
I went back and filled in her mother-in-law and the design was set! We were al excited for this cake! :)
This cake was adorable! Everyone raved about it. But who knew what it would start?? Since the day I published photos of this cake on our website and our social media accounts, we have had so many inquires from people wanting this cake and/or some version of this cake. This, by far, has been our most requested design theme recently. We have already done and posted a few cakes that were inspired by this one!
Being a custom cakery and cake artists, we always try to keep our cakes unique and customized to each individual. Cake Devil Erica and I are still amazed and how many ways we can make a fondant elephant! Who knew? :)