Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake

filed under: White Cakes on August 31, 2011

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!

 

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 incorporate them into the cake.

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

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

 

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  • the urban baker says:

    you are so, so, talented. I love this cake and I know Maria will as well!

  • tracy says:

    It’s so cute…how lovely the cake is…Really is too delicate
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  • It’s so cute…how lovely the cake is…Really is too delicate
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  • Lorie says:

    How fun! And that baby in the pea pod is so cute!!

  • grace says:

    nice carving work, amanda. and yes, i’m also about to be bankrupted by butter. 🙂

  • Cookbook Queen says:

    So cute!! Love the idea of heating the buttercream.

  • Georgia Pellegrini says:

    Oh my gosh. This is the cutest cake I’ve ever seen. You’re so crazy talented!

  • Brenda says:

    What a super sweet cake – love that baby pea!! And I like all the little peas around the bottom, too.

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    What a super sweet cake – love that baby pea!! And I like all the little peas around the bottom, too.

  • kyleen says:

    This cake is so cute! I love the pearl icing at the base of the cake; it ties the green theme together so nicely. Beautiful pictures too.

  • Amy says:

    This cake is so cute and adorable! What a wonderful virtual baby shower for the couple!

  • Jen says:

    This is such an adorable cake, Amanda!

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    This is such an adorable cake, Amanda!

  • Baby Shower Themes says:

    So adorable! You did an excellent job!

  • Ashley says:

    This is pretty much the most adorable edible I’ve ever seen, and you’re so sweet for customizing this creative cake to honor the couple.

  • This is pretty much the most adorable edible I’ve ever seen, and you’re so sweet for customizing this creative cake to honor the couple.

  • Jessiker says:

    Amanda everything you do is so cute/adorable!! I love this!!

  • Jessiker @ Jessiker Bakes says:

    Amanda everything you do is so cute/adorable!! I love this!!

  • Brian says:

    I’ve loved all of the amazing things you have all created for this event and your cake is just super adorable!

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food says:

    I’ve loved all of the amazing things you have all created for this event and your cake is just super adorable!

  • viry says:

    Awesome!!! So pretty without using flavorless and ultra sweet fondant or gumpaste 😀 congrats!

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