Baby Shower Cake

I did this cake for my friend Hannah's baby shower. The theme of the shower was "Baby in Bloom".

The flowers, umbrella, letters and baby seeds were made from gumpaste - the garden glove was made from fondant. The cake (flowerpot) was a scratch white almond sour cream cake, iced in buttercream - one 8 inch cake and two 10 inch cakes were carved.

This cake required the most hours of work and research than any cake I've made so far (many frustrated hours, in fact!!). But the result was satisfying and it was a "hit" at the party.

Thanks to my Mom for helping me make many of these flowers and for her artistic input!