If you’re going to have a baby shower close to Halloween then why not just go all in? That’s what this mama-to-be did and I think her design turned out fantastic. The ghost is Rice Krispy Treat covered in fondant. The cake is orange chiffon with vanilla buttercream and modeling chocolate accents.
I can honestly say this was the funnest cake I’ve ever stayed up until midnight working on. We were out of town for my sister’s wedding and staying at a rental home with my family. My sister was with us the night before the wedding and she stayed up with me while I finished this baby up. She was great company. The delivery caused me a little heartache, but repairs were made, a little damage was hidden in the back, and as you can see from the picture it all turned out fine in the end. Add in some delicious cupcakes made by her new sister-in-law Kim and a cute printed menu and we had a really pretty little dessert table.
The top two tiers are Irish Car Bomb (chocolate stout cake with whiskey ganache and Bailey’s Irish Cream buttercream filling with Bailey’s buttercream frosting). The frosting was colored gray and then dusted with a silver pearl dust. The bottom tier is white velvet with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. I wrapped the sides of the bottom tier in a thin layer of fondant and then covered the entire thing in folded ruffled flowers attached with royal icing. 3 white, gumpaste flowers and a white pedestal borrowed from mom finished off the look. It looked great with the white hydrangeas on all the tables.
We love Brian and are so glad he’s part of our family now. It was such a fantastic night with an amazing group of friends and family there to celebrate. Congrats again you two!