Monday, April 27, 2009

April Showers

So as you can see, this has been a very busy time for me, cake-wise! My lovely sis-in-law (to-be) had her bridal showers these past few weeks, and of course I was a busy baker! For her first shower I wanted to do something dramatic and that I had never done before. So I decided on trying out some cake stencils I've been eyeing for a while. It was definitely the most structurally challenging cake I've done to date, but after a few mishaps and tears I finally got it done. Her favorite color is pink and since she's not using it for the wedding, we decided to take it on for the shower. This particular shower was the larger of the two, mostly just family. It was such a special cake to do for me, and I was just so relieved I pulled it off...

I also did cookie favors to go along with the theme. They came out perfectly and there weren't any to spare at the end!

For Gena's second shower we had a cherry blossom/ pink & brown theme. This cake was fun to do!! I've tried a cherry blossom cake in the past, but wasn't too happy with it so I got to do a "better" version this time. The shower came out SO cute, and the cake just added that little extra touch. Now if I can pull off the wedding cake, AND be in the wedding! Ehh, I can do it! :)


  1. Great job Aly! The flowers look like icing. Are they?

  2. Beautiful work. I love them both. And the cookies are fantastic! Great job.

  3. Yup, royal icing... I looked at so many different styles & decided to go with the royal. I was really happy with it!

  4. Hey girl! Thanks for posting on my blog! I love these baby shower cakes...beautiful! I've been wanting to try stencils too, but haven't done it yet. I think I might have to now that I've seen how you've done it. Beautiful cookies too! SOOO fun! Yes...and best wishes to you in trying to balance kids and the massively addictive cake hobby we've both found ourselves in!! :) Blessings!