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Baby Blocks

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Here’s a fun cake idea for your next baby shower.  Although fondant gives you a nice clean edge to your cake, it isn’t particularly a crowd pleaser (taste wise), and it isn’t always worth the price.  Your friends and family will often forgive you if your cake looks more like a cake and less like another objects.

For sculpted cakes it’s important to note that you will be charged for all the extra bits that have to be carved off in order to make your cake because there is nothing the cake decorator can do with iced scraps of cake.  Therefore, square and angular designs are a good way to ensure you get the most for your money.  This cake was made from a quarter sheet cake, which is why the blocks are not perfectly square because I wanted to give the customer the most cake for their money.  The color pallet was chosen by the customer, and the details were left up to me.  Here’s another view.

I freehanded all the artwork on the cake, which at first I dreaded.  Once I got into the groove, it all went together very smoothly, and once everyone unanimously agreed it looked like baby blocks, I called it finished.  This cake serves about 12-15 people, and I hope to make many more with different colors and personalized twists.

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