This cake was made for a couple originally from New York who currently live in London, England. They came into New York for a quick visit to family and friends. And, they are expecting their first child! This cake was made for their family barbecue.
They haven’t found out if they are having a boy or a girl but I just felt that the cake needed to be pink. Maybe I have some intuition? Only time will tell; or a sonogram I suppose! I accented the cake with pink, blue and white flowers that I made out of gum paste.
The bands that border the bottom of each tier are made out of black fondant. I used a mold to get this floral pattern.
Pretty green fondant bows bring a pop of color to the cake. The bows also match my favorite feature of this cake.
Gum paste baby sneakers! I chose a pastel green color for these adorable sneakers for two reasons: it is the expectant mom’s favorite color and gender neutral. I mentioned that this couple is having a baby, hence the baby sneakers, but where is the touch of London?
There it is! I drew this representation of the Union Jack onto small gum paste circles using food coloring markers. This is just a little reminder of the lucky couple’s home away from home.