Baby shower cakes are one of my favorite cake projects to do because they represent such happiness and excitement for families. This particular cake had a heartwarming and happy story behind it which only sweetened the already yummy vanilla and raspberry interior. This particular couple had been trying to have a baby for years, and had been putting off having a wedding while they pursued several different ways to give them the opportunity for a family. Sadly, they had no luck conceiving and decided to go ahead with having their wedding. I was happy to make the bride's cake for her wedding shower just 8 months ago (A lingerie inspired cake). The bride had a beautiful wedding; however felt incredibly sick on her big day and continued to not feel well in the weeks after. Following a visit to her doctor, she was stunned to find out that she was pregnant with a baby boy! I was so honored to make an adorable cake to celebrate such an unexpected and meaningful event for this couple.
A special family friend of the mother-to-be threw her a baby carriage themed bridal shower in her Central Park West apartment. I decorated the cake with fondant details including a blue baby carriage and a mommy giraffe, since they plan to decorate the baby's room with a giraffe theme!
As is tradition with all cakes for this client, I included the mom's name in the design, spelling it out with fondant baby blocks to top off this cute as a button cake!
This cake was a great experience for several reasons. It represents the fact that life has many gifts for you, it is just a matter of when you will be given the present. It showed me that the people of NYC have kind hearted souls. They offered to hold my cake while I maneuvered through the subway turnstiles and swiped me into the subway after I realized my metro card had fallen out of my pocket. It made me realize that even though it may seem silly to deliver a cake through the subway instead of taking a Taxi, it is so much more satisfying when the delivery is complete...and well worth the sore biceps (= It was also great because now I feel like every cake design could use a sweet long necked giraffe to finish it off, it is just so darn cute!