I Am Baker

Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake

Sweet Maria and Josh from Two Peas & Their Pod is having a baby!  They will soon be welcoming their first child into the world, a sweet little boy.

A few friends from around the blog-o-sphere decided to get together and host a virtual baby shower!  

Happy Baby Shower guys!

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I decided to make Maria and Josh a little cake with a "baby" pea on it.  

The pea pod itself was designed after these amazing cookies from Bridget at Bake at 350.

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To make this sweet little baby pea pod, I simply baked two cakes in these wonderful little pans.*  

After baking, I removed one of the mini cakes from the pan and chilled in the freezer for about one hour.  Once the cake is nice and firm I carved out the "pea pod" shape.  With the other cake I made cake pops.

The cake pops are covered in tinted buttercream that I just heated to get a runnier consistency.  I simply dipped them in the frosting and let them dry.

I used the same buttercream (in its original form, not heated) to cover the pea pod, simply using a small offset spatula to smooth out the frosting as much as possible.

 

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And here is where I keep it real folks.  

Maria is the QUEEN of cookies.  She makes the most amazing cookie creations!  I wanted to add some cookies to the interior of her cake so it was extra personalized for her.

I made her Oreo Cheesecake Cookies.  I also made her Rolo cookies.  (Both completely swoon worthy.)  Then incorporated them into the cake.

Then managed to overcook the cookies and under cook the cake.  It was not pretty. #bakingfail

But now I have been sufficiently challanged and I WILL make it happen.  Maybe for baby number two???

 

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Be sure to check out all of the other amazing ladies that are spending today loving on our sweet Maria!

 

Drinks

Simple Bites - Lemon Balm infused Lemonade

Ingredients, Inc. - Healthy Fruit Punch

Food for My Family - Lemongrass Soda

Heather's Dish - Mixed Fruit Punch

She Wears Many Hats - Mini Pistachio Smoothies

Georgia Pellegrini Watermellon Agua Fresca

 

Appetizers/Savory Bites

With Style and Grace - Truffle Popcorn

Family Fresh Cooking - Baby Peas & Cheese Frittata

Barbara Bakes - Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and Fruit

Aggie’s Kitchen - Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

Reluctant Entertainer - Nutella Berry Bruschetta

 

Dessert

TidyMom - Baby Blue Velvet Cake Truffles

Brown Eyed Baker - Pavlova

Picky Palate - Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich

What’s Gaby Cooking - Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Cookin’ Canuck - Nutella & Cream Cheese Swirled Blondies

Kevin and Amanda - Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups

Sweetopia - Decorated Sugar Cookies

Mountain Mama Cooks - Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Sweetapolita - Decorated Sugar Cookies

Bake at 350 - Petit Fours with fondant pea pods

RecipeGirl - Baby Button Cookies

RecipeBoy - Mud Cups with Gummy Worms

Add a Pinch - Blackberry Tartlets

Dine and Dish - Oven Baked Cinnamon Apples

Vintage Mixer - Mint Chocolate Pudding Shots

Dorie Greenspan French Lemon Cream Tart

 

Crafts

Wenderly - Handmade Sweet Pea Cards

Our Best Bites - How To: Make a Diaper Cake Centerpiece

 

 A HUGE extra thank you to these two ladies for hosting and organizing this wonderful Virtual Baby Shower!

Marla {Family Fresh Cooking} & Lisa {With Style and Grace}

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*I recently signed up for the Amazon Affiliate program. (Have you seen the cost of butter lately?!?) I may recieve a small compensation if something is purchased through my blog.  I will try to inform you anytime I am putting a link in one of my posts, should you have any reservations concerning it.  






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