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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  1. Wenderly says

    SO DARLING! That sweet little cake just makes me giddy with joy! How cute! And the little itty bitty tiny peas along the bottom? Precious!

  2. says

    This is adorable!! Beautiful cake. The best thing about a virtual baby shower – if you burn the cake or the cookies or whatever, no one will know! (except everyone you tell in the blogisphere. :)

  3. Grammy says

    This whole virtual baby shower thing is genius! The absolute perfect way for long distance friends to participate in something they would normally have to miss out on! Pure brilliance! And the cake….relentlessly adorable! Kudos :)

  4. Grammy@gram-cracker.com/blog says

    This whole virtual baby shower thing is genius! The absolute perfect way for long distance friends to participate in something they would normally have to miss out on! Pure brilliance! And the cake….relentlessly adorable! Kudos :)

  5. says

    Amanda, you have outdone yourself!! This cake is stunning! I am sure Maria is smitten. Soooo glad you could join us today to celebrate Maria, Josh & life :) Love you my friend. xxoo

  6. says

    I love all of your cakes but this one is my all time favorite:) Thanks SO much! It is too cute for words. You are all the best! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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