Thursday, July 23, 2009

Baby Block Cakes

Isn't this such a lovely vision of cake layers? It's the "before" picture of my latest baby block cake.This cake was Neopolitan: Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry Cake Layers with some Raspberry filling between the Vanilla and Strawberry. And the rest is Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream - yum! This flavor combination idea came from Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes book.

The ball was 4 layers of lemon butter cake. And all other decorations were made out of sugarpaste.

I also pulled up some of my old baby block cakes. This one is from a couple years ago - it was for my sister's baby shower. It was also a Neopolitan Cake.
Ah Memories... this is one of my very early cakes from a few years ago - I must've spent about 10 hours on it and I think I only charged $40 for it. I think it was vanilla cake and marshmallow fondant.

ha ha - for some reason I used buttercream for some of the decorations over the fondant and I really should have ironed my tablecloth. Well, you gotta start somewhere! :-)

11 comments:

veggievixen said...

they are so adorable! i like seeing the progression in your work. it really takes time to perfect. great work!

Baker's Cakes said...

I love the before picture of the neopolitan cake, yum! I'm loving how you pieced together the fondant on the ball, that must have been a trick!

BellaLovesPink said...

You've come a long way! Great work!

Brandy L said...

What a gorgeous cake. I love all the different flavors and the big block cake! Awesome job!

Pink Little Cake said...

I love the cake, the colors, the design and the yummy frosting!! ummm, great idea! thank you for sharing!

Torte decorate said...

wonderful, you're very good!

Cakedreamer said...

Lovely cakes! I love the ball! I'm sure that must be difficult to do! Great job!

lyndsay said...

before and after are both fab. i would LOVE to have the before cake, sooo cute! :)

Katiecakes said...

Oh! I love the innards of this cake! Looks so delicious!

Katie xox

SHANI said...

Hi about how much fondant did you use to cover the baby block cake? What were the dimensions and how many servings?

SweetThingsTO said...

Hi Shani,

Sorry - I can't remember how much fondant I used for the 3 baby blocks cake - it was so long ago. But I'm pretty sure that each block was 5" x 5" x 5" - so I guess that might be 15 servings per cake depending on how big you slice it.