Stamping on a CAKE? Yes!
I recently had the opportunity to make a cake for a dear, dear friend's baby shower. When I was asked to make the cake, I was simply told to look at a picture of the baby bedding for the colors. I had free reign as far as design went (my favorite type of cake to make!). Well, as soon as I saw the bedding I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Here is a pic of the bedding:
Now, I was limited in size as there were about 35 expected attendants, so I chose to make a six inch on top of an eight inch--a relatively small cake but perfect for this size party. I immediately thought of two stamps that would be just perfect to recreate the look of this bedding. I decided to use Nina Brackett's doily from her "Nana's Needlework" Gina K Designs stamp set, and her damask image from her gorgeous "Grand Damask" Gina K Designs stamp set.
Here is what I came up with:
So, what do you think?
Look at that gorgeous damask image!!! Nina is just so talented. :) Looks just as good on a cake as it does on paper! LOL!
I had to modify the doily stamp as the fine lines didn't show up as well and this design matched better with the bedding but the shape and outer two layers came straight from Nina's doily stamp! :)
Here are a couple pics of how I did it:
Once the cake has been iced in a buttercream icing recipe that "sets", you can then simply press the stamp onto the icing firmly making sure you press on all sides and middle to get the best impression.
Then I simply pipe over the impression with icing. I used Wilton round tip number 3.
Well, there you have it! Stamping on cakes, the possibilities are endless! ;)
Thanks for taking a look! Blessings,