Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Baby Shower Cake

This week I had the pleasure of making a baby shower cake to coordinate with a beautiful invitation which had fuchsia and green accents.

The cake was 3 layers of vanilla with a strawberries and cream filling. The whole cake was enrobed in vanilla buttercream and covered in fondant.
Real strawberries were requested for the filling and this one turned out to be delicious. I whipped some cream, sweetened it a little bit and folded in a few cups of fresh, diced, mascerated strawberries.

Strawberries are in season now, so picking up one of those club packs from the grocery store is a great idea. If you ever find yourself with too many strawberries, just hull them, rinse them, let them dry completely and freeze in an airtight ziploc bag. They will be good for up to a year in smoothies, as purees for cakes and cupcakes or frostings and fillings.

This filling is very adaptable - you can substitute any mascerated berry for the strawberries and have a wonderful berries & cream filling. You could even do a combination. I am loving the strawberries and cream theme - it's very "Wimbledon," which happens to be going on right now and is my very favorite tennis tournament. Go Roger!
The baby shower cake was decorated very simply with polka dots and a big celebratory bow on top.

Next week, a submarine cake! Stay tuned...

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