Tuesday, July 14, 2009

2peas in a pod - Baby tutorial

First of all I apologize that I don't have really step-by-step instruction as I usually do.
Unfortunately at the time I made the babies I was really in a hurry and I didn't have the time to take so many pictures. But I'll try to give a good description and if you need more help, just ask!

1. Roll a piece of gumpaste in oblong shape.

2. Pinch slightly between your fingers 1/3 of the piece ( this is going to be the head) and try to make it as round as possible without detaching it from the body!

3. With a sharp knife cut in the middle of the bottom third of the oblong piece ( this is going to be the legs part)

4. Pinch 2 pieces ( one on each side of the body)just under the " head" part and stretch them a little bit. These are going to be the hands.

By this time your piece should look something like that:

5. Add details- fingers, toes, knees, elbows, belly/button, face ( cheeks, nose) etc,

6. Add eyes, eyelashes, eyebrows, hair ( bows if it's a girl).


7. Add just a smidgen of pink flower dust on the cheeks and body, colored booties, then sprinkle with pearl dust on top.




And voila! There you have some babies :-)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Two peas in two pods" - baby shower cake!


I love making baby shower cakes! There is something amazing about making a cake for a person that is not born yet, magical!
It's like you know they are there, but you can't see them, you can't hear them, you can't talk to them, but somehow they are the most important customer you have and you want to go great lengths to please them.


When a friend called me with a request to make a cake for the baby shower she is organizing, I was thrilled! I have million ideas for baby shower cakes!!!
But the situation was not that simple.


First of all, the cake was supposed to be a surprise and it was not only for 2 pregnant women at the same time, but they were pregnant with a baby boy and a baby girl. A tough one.
But not as tough if you actually know the people you are making it for.
Unfortunately I didn't know them, so I had to figure out what they would like.
I was thinking and thinking...and thinking...and thinking..
Million ideas I said, eh? Try again! :-)


No matter what I was thinking of, I always came back to the idea of 2 peas in a pod. I had no idea how I'll do it, but I knew it would be good :-).

So, I decided to take a huge risk and make the cake green. Not only green, but VERY green green! And with vegetables!!! Peas!!! I probably was crazy, but somehow I knew it would work.


I made the 2 little babies, the pea pods, the little "tags" they were supposed to have with "baby boy" and "baby girl" on them.

I even called my friend and asked her what was the mothers' hair color, so I can have the babies with the same hair :-) It was cute!

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And then I made a lot of sweet pea flowers, little peas, little sprouts :-) I made the contour of the cake with royal icing, imitating green peas :-)

They loved it and I was very happy and proud the risk was worth it.
They liked it so much that each woman took their baby's figure home for a keepsake :-)

I'll make a short tutorial on the babies later this week.

Hope you enjoy it! :-)

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