Baby Christening Cake Decorating

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Baby Christening Cake Decorating
Flowers require some skill when decorating cakes. (icing on the cake image by cherie from Fotolia.com)

Many designs can be put to use for decorating cakes with a baby christening theme. Bring into play your own imagination as well as the family's wishes to make a cake that reflects the special day. The design can be religious in nature or reflect a more secular theme, depending on what the family is looking for.

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Religious Themes

Since a christening or baptism is a religious rite, religious themes will certainly work well for the occasion. For example, you can create a cake that resembles a cherub. Change the hair colour or any features of the cherub to reflect specific features of the infant. This can also be done with an angel design. Either type of icon could be standing, sleeping or even singing. Cakes in the shapes of crosses are possible to make with cross mould cake pans. Icing is usually white with borders of shells or dots. Round as well as rectangle cakes can accommodate a cross added into the icing.

Flowers

Flowers offer a beautiful touch to any christening cake. Types of flowers require different skill levels to create. Roses will require a higher skill level while rosettes are simple enough for beginners. A rosette is merely a continuous circle. With the right training or practice, any flower will have a realistic effect. One-dimensional flower designs can be added to the icing with airbrush techniques that employ stencils, or go freehand if you are more confident.

Animals Or Toys

Animals or toys give the cake a whimsical theme. Colours on this design should be muted, not overwhelming. The cake can have a plain teddy bear with blocks or elaborate cakes with several layers featuring toys. Kittens playing with a string works on both multiple layers and a single layer cake. Use the string of icing scattered about to create a 3-D effect. If using blocks in the plain teddy design or alone, consider spelling out the infant's name with a letter on each block. Designs with a doll might also benefit from balls and toy cars to produce a toy box effect. Use different textures to make the effect of a delicate baby blanket. This can also be done to recreate infant clothes such as bootees.

Party Theme

A standard party theme fits the occasion when done in such a way that everyone involved finds tasteful. Multiple layers can accommodate streamers as well as ribbons of icing that run down the sides. On top, consider using a wrapped present made of icing with airbrushed designs on the box's sides. An airbrush is not necessary if you want to use box sides of one colour.

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