Sweet Baby in a Hammock~ Cake Video Tutorial

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Today's cake  is perfect for all skill levels of cake decorating and features a sweet baby in a hammock!   I have seen a few adorable versions of this idea on baby shower invitations and thought that it would make the cutest baby shower cake!

Baby shower cakes are always a favorite of mine to create because there are just so many CUTE themes to use for inspiration!

In fact, don't miss our full roundup of FAVORITE Baby shower cake inspiration which you can find Roundup of the CUTEST Baby Shower Cakes,  

as well as our collection of the Cutest Baby Shower Cake Ideas for Girls

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One of my favorite parts of this particular Baby in a Hammock cake design is the texture and dimension of the leaves. We also decided to use fondant for our sweet baby to keep our lines nice and sharp-- and especially for the baby's face- it's not easy to pipe a face in buttercream and have it turn out just right ;0)


Sweet Baby in a Hammock- Free Cake Video tutorial by MyCakeSchool.com!


We are so excited to have this adorable and surprisingly simple baby shower cake to share, and we think that you will love how quickly this design comes together!

Our cake is a double barrel cake decorated in buttercream with a sweet fondant hammock and bunnies. This could easily work on an all fondant cake  also! If you've never made a double barrel cake (tall!) before and would like to learn more, we demonstrate this method in our Cute Bunny Cake free video tutorial!

This has been one of our most popular baby shower cake designs! We hope that you enjoy it!



ADORABLE Baby in a Hammock Cake Design by MyCakeSchool.com! This Free Cake Decorating Video is Perfect for Baby Showers! My Cake School Online Cake Tutorials, Cake Videos, Cake Recipes, and More! Materials:

In this tutorial, we are working with a 6 inch double barrel {tall} cake, but the design could be adapted to any size cake.  If you'd like to learn more about double barrel cake construction, be sure to check out our double barrel Bunny Cake video tutorial! The cake is frosted with the Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe in our Recipes section.

Fondant: A small amount for the baby face & hammock

Coloring gel:  Americolor Copper {skin}, Lemon Yellow, Wilton Leaf Green, Chocolate Brown, Pink

Food Coloring Pens (ours are Americolor):  Pink & Black for baby's eyes & mouth.  You could also use a tiny paintbrush or toothpick to apply coloring gel mixed with a bit of vodka or lemon extract.

Piping Tips:  Wilton 3 round, Wilton 352 leaf tip, Wilton 233 grass tip

Spatula:  We used a small offset spatula to create texture

In today's video, we used the  Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe pictured below. Any vanilla frosting will do. Our Classic Vanilla Buttercream is a great option too!

Delicious Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe by MyCakeSchool.com. The shortening in the recipe makes it a bit more warm-weather friendly! Perfect for piping! MyCakeSchool.com


Sweet Baby in a Hammock Cake Decorating Video Tutorial by MyCakeSchool.com. Simple and sweet design PERFECT for Baby Shower Cakes! Free video!


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  1. Made a baby shower cake based on this tutorial, liked the outcome, just need to practice getting my cream on smoothly, thanks