Remember when I said I have a lot of cousins? Well, my cousin Rebekah also got married this year. Her wedding shower was in April. At my cousin Annie's wedding shower, my Aunt Renee asked me if I would make the cake for Rebekah's shower.
This cake went SO smoothly. It was so nice to have a cake without drama. Seriously.
At the time, Rebekah was still in med school (she has since graduated). So my aunt thought it would be fun to have a doctor cake. Ah yes, I thought. I can make a flat cake that looks like a lab coat and I won't have to worry about anything falling over or off the cake.
I baked the cake ahead of time and it turned out perfect. Even when I cut it in half, it looked amazing. Usually I get air pockets that I stuff with extra cake.
This time I made a yellow cake with strawberry filling.
Next up, frosting the cake. I had to take a picture of my mixer in my kitchen, first time making a cake in my new house!
I knew the frosting didn't have to be perfect because I was going to cover it with fondant.
First I made the part for the shirt.
Next I had to roll out a huge piece of fondant to cover the entire cake. Now in order to do this, I used my super amazing, huge rolling pin. Here it is next to a normal sized rolling pin:
Ok, just kidding. It's not THAT big. Here it is next to a real normal sized rolling pin:
|This thing is awesome.|
I rolled it out . . .
And draped it over the cake. Perfect fit, the first time!
I used my medium circle cutter to make buttons. The small holes are made using the small end of tip #3.
I glued the buttons on the coat. But I couldn't just leave it at that! We needed some more details. So I fashioned a stethoscope.
|Here's a close up of the stethoscope.|
I also made a pocket with some other "doctory" things in it.
|That's a pen, if you couldn't tell. And a reflex hammer.|
It's starting to look pretty good!
Finally I added a pearl necklace . . .
And a nametag with her new last name.
And I was done.
It went in the box. No drama. Score!
Here is the lovely bride holding her cake.
|Photo taken by my cousin, Charity Hoffman|
And then before we cut it, all the girl cousins who were there took a picture together, with the cake.
|Photo taken by Charity's camera - not sure who took it.|