In this cake video tutorial, I'm going to share the sweetest baby shower cake, which features a cake topper of a baby sleeping on the moon!
We love to create baby shower cakes because there are so many possibilities for cute and simple designs!
Moon and stars are always a popular theme for baby showers, and we're so excited to share this adorable cake design with you!
Our cake design features 8 inch and 6 inch buttercream-frosted tiers with fondant and gum paste accents! While our cake topper is the star of this cake design, we added clouds and stars for an added dose of cuteness.
We hope that you enjoy the tutorial! Don't miss our additional notes and materials below!
**To be on the safe side, make sure to dry the moon for 2-3 days before adding the anchor to the back.
In this video, we used 6 inch and 8 inch tiers, frosted with our fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting recipe. Each tier is on it's own cardboard cake circle cut to the size of the tier, and the top tier is supported by 4 bubble tea straws cut to the the height of the bottom tier.
Coloring Gel: Americolor Sky Blue, Lemon Yellow, Copper (skin tone), Chocolate Brown, Deep Pink
fondant for stars
Food Coloring Pen- (I used a Wilton food writer pen in brown)
Scriber needle or toothpick for creating mouth of moon
Pink Petal Dust (and shade of pink is fine, we used Cosmos pink)
Piping Tips: Small round tip 2 (strings for stars), Tip 10 for clouds as well as for cutting polka dots for blanket)
Floral Wire for hanging up the heart (any flexible gauge- ours was 26)
Cutters: We used a small heart cutter as well as a small & medium sized stars
Miscellaneous: I used a Wilton turntable for spinning the cakes while frosting them with my bench scraper and small offset spatula. Disposable piping bags, couplers, knife or xacto, cake base or pedestal, fondant rolling pin
Notes for Baby and MOon Cake:
Although fondant can be firmed up by kneading in tylose powder, I recommend using gum paste for this cake topper if possible, so that you can be sure that your topper will dry very firm.
I would cut out your moon topper at least 2-3 days in advance to be on the safe side. Humid conditions can mean longer dry times. Allow your gum paste moon to dry on parchment paper. You can flip it after the front of the moon is dry, so that the opposite side can also be better exposed to the air.
We used melted candy coating for attaching the lollipop stick to the back of the moon (in addition to a strip of gum paste). You could also create "tylose glue", by combining ¼ tsp. tylose powder with 2 tablespoons warm water.
My gum paste moon is about ¼ inch thickness to make it stronger as well as to provide more support for our sleeping baby.
We hope that you enjoyed this video tutorial! For a full collection of our favorite baby shower cake and ideas, hop over to our Baby Shower Roundup of Cake and Recipe Ideas!