Here is the making of a diaper bag cake I made for my best friends baby shower.
I started with 2 14×14 in square chocolate cakes.
Cut them in half and filled with a layer of chocolate truffle then a cherry cream cheese buttercream on top of that.
Then, stacked, wrapped several times with plastic wrap and put into the fridge.
The next day, I carved it slightly…really just rounded out the corners a bit….a diaper bag doesn’t really have much of a shape. Then iced with ganache and again put into the fridge.
Next step is to cover with fondant. I did this in 4 pieces, well 5 if you count the top. I figured it would be easier to cover in pieces then to roll out and drape such a large piece of fondant. I put a little schmear of shortening on the ganache to use as a glue for the fondant. I didn’t worry about the seams since I planned on covering them up later. I also drove a dowel rod through the middle of the cake into the cake boards. This was a tall cake and I was afraid of it possibly moving during transport.
Then came the top. I used my favorite clay extruder for a rope border for the top piece and to create the seams of the bag.
Then came the front and side pockets.
I used several molds I have for the rest of the decorations. A zipper for the back side, a baby bib, booties, baby bottle, pacifier, pins and keys.
One quick note about the molds….after their filled, pop them into the freezer for a minute or two or three to firm them up and that will make them easier to work with too!
You can find some of the great molds that I have used from Jennifer Dontz at www.jenniferdontz.com.
Here’s the finished cake :
Can’t wait to hold either baby David of Natalie! Congratulations to Norm and Angie!
Happy caking everyone