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Bassinet Cake
Norfolk, VA
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A cake made for a baby shower

  • 2 Box cake mixes of your choice
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Premade Fontant
  • Gel frosting colors
  • Approx. 12-18 inches of lace trim
  1. Bake 1 cake mix in a 13 by 9 inch pan according to box directions.
    Bake 1 cake mix in 2 9inch round pans (you will only use 1, so you'll have one to keep)

  2. Cut one of the round cakes in half, put a layer of frosting on one half and stack the other half on top, making a half circle.
    Frost the 13 by 9 cake with colors of your choice. Rest the half circle cake on the top, 9 inch side of the cake to form the shade of the bassinet. Frost the shade to match the bottom of cake.

  3. With gel frosting colors, tint a small ball of fondant to desired skin tone. Separate 2 small pieces to make hands. Tint another small ball the color of your choice to make a pacifier. A small thin roll of white fondant can make the pacifier handle.Flatten large fondant ball to head shape, molding a nose and indents or half circles for closed eyes. Use a knife edge to push finger indents into the small skin colored balls for hands.

  4. Use gel colors to paint eyelashes, hair and rosy cheeks. Assemble baby parts onto cake and frost with stars or flowers across the hands to make the blanket. Frost around head with lace tip to make a bonnet. Small dots above the hands look like sleeves of jammies.

  5. Finish the blanket with quilt lines, flowers and writing. Trim top edge of the round shade part of cake with lace, pushing it gently into the frosting. Cover lace edge with flowers to match the cake. The back of the cake can be decorated with baby's name or initials if known.

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