Need a quick and one of a kind baby shower gift? My standard baby shower gift is an original baby blanket. I have shared several of the baby quilts I have made in the past and this time I wanted to try something different. I found a great quality blanket that was plain and a few different fat quarters of fabric. A fat quarter is those precut squares of fabric you see on the shelves at crafts stores. I found an image I wanted to use to match the nursery, this time a whale. I cut the pieces of the printed whale out and then traced each piece on the fabric I wanted.
I ironed the fabric onto double-sided iron-on material, then after they were cooled, I cut out the whale pieces and removed the second paper backing
After placing the first whale piece on the blanket where I wanted it, I used a scrap piece of fabric to cover the piece and ironed it onto the blanket. I used different colored fabrics to create the different elements of the whale.
Once all of the fabric pieces were in place and cool, I sewed a quick line along the edge of each piece to make sure the pieces were secured.
I am going to have to do this type of blanket again in the future it was fast, easy, and came out super cute!
This cute girlie cake came out so fabulous! The cake is simple but makes a great statement. The bottom layer is a basic white fondant cake that I added random cut out pieces of black fondant to create the look of a zebra print.
The top layer was covered in a pretty pink fondant. I then created a diamond quilted look using a rolling fondant tool and a ruler. It gives it a tufted look to the tier. The little black clutch was made with the same black fondant as the zebra print, just shaped into the clutch. I rolled out white fondant into a rope shape and twisted one part to make the lock. I then sprayed the pieces with edible gold spray paint and once it was dried added it to the top of the clutch.
To finish the cake I added black ruffles between the two tiers by rolling out a thin piece of fondant and cutting it into a long ribbon. I then placed it on the cake allowing it to overlap itself to create the ruffle look.
Nothing left to do but place it on a fabulous black with crystal cake stand to show it off, before eating it!
These melting cakes seem to be the biggest trend in cakes right now, so I was really excited to do one. The cake was a simple chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling covered in homemade aqua colored fondant. I didn’t want to risk the sprinkles getting into the pink icing so I brushed on some sugar water and slightly tilted the cake to sprinkle the sprinkles on. If there were any bald spots I just filled them in. To create the ice cream scoop I used some rice crispy treats and tightly impacted it into a ball and covered it with pink fondant. I placed straws under where the scoop would be placed so it wouldn’t sink into the soft cake. Once the ice cream cone was in place I whipped up a batch of cookie frosting and added just an extra teaspoon of milk to get the runnier look I needed. I piped the cookie icing and allowed it to drip naturally. I also piped some icing on the seam of the ice cream cone and the rice crispy scoop. Once finished I sprinkled more sprinkles in the wet icing. Now to be honest I don’t know how other bakery’s do their version of this cake, but I couldn’t be happier with the mine turned out!
I created this blog to share my creations with hopes that it will inspire others to show their creative side.