Our good friends Cindy and Kai (the same couple who I made wedding cupcake pops for a couple of years ago) were going to have a large co-ed baby shower, and asked me to make a small cake for the dessert table. The cake would not be intended to feed the guests, rather it would just be a little cake just for Cindy and Kai to enjoy together afterwards. They mentioned that the colors would be yellow and green, and that they would like a "sweet pea" theme, so I set out to make them a little 6-inch sweet pea baby shower cake!
For the filling, I decided on freshly whipped cream and sliced strawberries, since I know Cindy likes her desserts on the lighter side and not too sweet.
For the cake, I made two 6-inch chocolate cake layers using my favorite Ina Garten recipe. The layers came out rather tall, so I decided to split them in half, giving me 4 chocolate cake layers.
Then I whipped up a batch of cream cheese buttercream, colored the majority of it a golden yellow, did a quick crumb coat of frosting, and then covered the sides with a basketweave design using a Wilton #47 tip.
After mixing all the frosting colors that I would need for my sweet pea design (chocolate brown, green, darker green, and ivory for a flesh tone), I piped the sweet pea in the middle of the cake, followed by a congratulations message in chocolate brown frosting.
The baby shower was a blast; there were lots of games and activities, and they had a mix of all their favorite foods and desserts.
My favorite part was the hands-free baby bottle beer drinking contest!
Congratulations Cindy and Kai! Thanks for inviting us to celebrate with you, and I hope you enjoyed the cake!