My best friend had her baby shower this weekend for her sweet baby boy. We have been friends since high school and I wanted to make something special. I searched a few magazines and saw these baby blocks cakes.
These are, of course, professionally made. But, I was going to try my bests to duplicate these. This project took me over 5 hours (including cooling times.) So, make sure you have enough time to complete these. You don’t want to rush this project.
I made chocolate cakes using a 5×4 pan that has individual squares. They came out like squares muffins. I made chocolate because the cake they had bought for the party was vanilla. They wanted something different.
In order to get the square look, I had to cut the tops off and flip them over. This made them more of the “perfect” square.
I made a homemade fondant. SUPER easy!!! I will be makng my own fondant from now on. 1. It tastes SO much better than the tub fondant. 2. It’s cheaper to make your own than to buy a tub of it. 3. It’s always good to learn new things while baking.
Make sure that your hands and surfaces are super clean. Fondant tends to pick up everything in its path.
I separated the fondant into two and added coloring to each. I used a pastel green and blue (because she is having a BOY.) Make sure you keep adding confectionate sugar because fondant is SUPER sticky.
THIS IS THE FINAL PRODUCT!!
Yes, they are not professionally done, but I am very excited the way they came out! I used a vanilla whipped icing for the base. I also used the same type of icing and added coloring (the same colors I used for the fondant) for the borders.
Bake On, People!