I offered to help out with my friend Lauren's baby shower, and when I was asked to do the cake, I jumped on it! For the last month I've been plotting and scheming on how to do a cake that went along with Mack's jungle animal nursery. Here's what I ended up with:
Yellow cake with chocolate buttercream icing. The dots are fondant and the yellow border is buttercream. The animals are just toys I picked up at Kroger, and the "risers" they're on are mini cakes covered with fondant.
Overall, I was pretty happy with the final product, but doing these things on my own has made me realize that I really want to take actual cake decorating classes. I signed up tonight for the Wilton classes at Hobby Lobby, so starting in April, I'll be taking one class a week through the end of June. Hopefully by that point I'll have a little more confidence in my abilities and won't consider every cake an experiment!
For Lauren's gift, I made her the hooded towels that I love so much:
Love, love, love these color combinations.
Now that the shower is over and the cake is finished, I'm feeling a little bit of a loss. You know, what's next? Well, 1) we're still working on the nursery; and 2) I've never actually decorated our Master Bathroom, so now's as good a time as any!
Happy Monday, Friends!