Nautical themed baby showers seem pretty popular. But why not? It’s super adorable! My old high school class mate whom I probably haven’t seen since our 10 year high school reunion (7 years ago!) contacted me to make some treats for a baby shower she was hosting. She’s seen my stuff on FB and she decided to take a chance 🙂
The baby shower invitation was designed by one of her friends using the colors yellow, white and navy blue. It had chevrons and an anchor! I decided to incorporate both those things into the cookies and cake that she wanted.
Decorated sugar cookies-onesies. I flooded the onesie with white royal icing, then right after, free handed the yellow chevrons, so that it blended in together. When all that dried, then I piped on the navy blue anchor so that it gives it a layer of texture and stands out! These little suckers may look simple and easy but they take up so much time!
Did I mention I hate making cakes? Haha. I still hate it. If I could have someone bake the cakes, cut and frost and layer them and cover them in fondant, I would love it. I would love to just decorate cakes that other people made for me. So much more fun without all that added stuff in the beginning! 🙂 I made the top tier to look like an ombre wave effect, something I’ve seen but never done before. the bottom tier I knew I wanted to do chevrons but, how to make even, uniformed chevrons that go perfectly around the cake? I had to figure that one out. : / Again, I wish I was a bakery and had all the tools in the world because I’ve seen these silicone molds that just looks like it does amazing stuff
but, I can’t really justify spending all that money on something I might just use once, when I don’t really make money on this baking stuff anyways. It’s a hard balance because I want to make my stuff look amazing!!! So I ended up using a chevron stamp that I got awhile back for some chevron cookies I had to make. It ended up working. I just painted the stamp and stuck it onto the fondant for the design!
Although mama had the baby early a few days before the shower, she was a trooper and decided she wanted to shower anyways!! Congrats to the new parents!!