When a friend or a family member is having a baby, it's a nice idea to throw a baby shower for her so that the people she loves can get together, bring her gifts and celebrate the new addition to her family. Save on costs for the baby shower by making the cake yourself rather than buying one from a bakery. One simple and creative idea for a baby shower cake is one shaped like a baby's feet.
Bake two rectangular sheet cakes and allow them to cool completely. Place them in a refrigerator for about an hour to make sure that they are firm and will not be crumbly when you cut them.
Use the tip of a knife to trace the shape of a baby's foot onto each rectangular sheet cake, excluding the toes. Place a paper outline of a foot on top of the cake and trace around it (pressing lightly into the cake with a knife) to create the outline if you are not comfortable cutting the shape out freehand.
Cut the baby foot shapes out of the rectangular sheet cakes using a serrated knife. Carefully trim all of the excess cake away until you are happy with the shape.
Place each of the baby foot shapes side by side onto a large cake platter.
Take 10 cupcakes and place them on the cake platter with the baby foot shapes to create the toes. Use large cupcakes for the big toes, smaller cupcakes for the middle toes and a small cupcake for the pinky toe.
Frost the cakes and cupcakes using either pink or blue frosting, depending on what the baby's gender is. If the mother does not yet know the gender of her baby, frost one foot with pink frosting and the other foot with blue frosting.
Fill a piping bag with white frosting. Pipe a message onto the baby feet, such as "Welcome Baby Jackson!" or "Congratulations, Susan!"
Things you need
- Two rectangular sheet cakes
- Serrated knife
- Large cake platter
- 10 cupcakes of graduated sizes
- Blue or pink frosting
- Piping bag
- White frosting