Baby Dax's Cake

I was asked to make a baby shower cake for Lyndi and her soon-to-arrive son, Dax. The invitation was a mint green with brown and white polka dots, so I used that design as the inspiration for my cake. I made a two-tier cake (top tier vanilla, bottom tier chocolate) with classic buttercream icing tinted pale green.

I'd been wanting to try my hand at using fabric ribbon on a cake, so I did some research as to what I would need to do to make it food-safe. Once I gathered that info, the next trick was to decide how to disguise the ribbon's seam.

ribbons

I wanted to make some sort of plaque with Dax's name on it, so I used Candy Melts! I used my computer to print out the perfect letters, then placed wax paper over the top and traced the letters using melted white chocolate. While the letters set, I poured milk chocolate into shallow rectangular molds. Before the chocolate bars set completely, I arranged the white letters.

chocbars

The little chocolate bars covered the seams perfectly!

babybar

Even better, I'd discovered a new way to 'write' on a cake!

cover

The final product:

cake

Congratulations, Thompsons!