Pregnant Belly Cake

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Pregnant Belly Cake - threadedtogether.comWhat a FUN new cake I made today!!!  A friend in the neighborhood is pregnant with her second child…a boy.  Gee, imagine that…me with a pregnant friend!  She has an older son, but there are several years between the two children and she and her husband are starting fresh with all the fun goods and excitement with baby number two!  Today is her baby shower and my wonderful friend who is throwing it, enlisted my services to make a baby shower cake.  We looked in books and magazines and just couldn’t really decide what to do.  Our friend, J, is not doing the uber baby theme for the little guy.  No pastels, no ducks, no choo choos.  Though I would be the exact same way, it also made it a little hard to choose a cake!

My friend spoke to J’s sister and after they did some searching online they decided on this pregnant belly cake.  I have to admit, at first I didn’t think it would be something down J’s alley, but sis knows best!  As I started working on it, my first thoughts were “Oh, I don’t know that this is going to come out as pretty as the pictures they found!”  As you can see in step one with the chocolate belly and yellow boobs, it wasn’t exactly the shining example of a beautiful cake shape.  But lo…I trudged on and continued to the next few steps.

 

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I was very proud of my awesome buttercream crumb layer and proceeded to make my usual marshmallow fondant.  I dyed it with plenty of Wilton Teal food coloring and draped it over the figure.

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“Okay, maybe this won’t be so bad after all.”

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I trimmed the edges and added a little bit of detail before dealing with the brown fondant.  I have recently discovered that making brown fondant, and any brown icing for that matter, is not an easy task.  Basically, if you want a dark brown, you need to add chocolate to the mix.  The brown icing coloring is just not enough to do the job.  Some recommend melting chocolate and kneading it in to your fondant.  Others say to add cocoa powder.  I chose the former and boy was it messy!  I’ll try the latter next time, just to be able to compare easy of mixing.  I used the chocolate to create the trim on the pregnant cake’s bustline, as well as to add some accents to the dress.

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I. AM. SO. HAPPY. with the way this turned out as you can see at the top of the page.  It if weren’t 1:20 in the morning right now, I would be sending pictures of it over my phone to everyone I know!  I cannot wait to bring it to the party tomorrow and I hope everyone loves it…especially J!

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23 Responses

  1. envy my cooking
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  2. Jennifer
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    This cake is awesome!

  3. Allie
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    OMG! That is FABULOUS! Excellent job!
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    • Marissa
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      Thank you! I got right on top of that! Love your site and can’t wait to do more exploring!

  4. Kendall
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    This is AMAZING! Great job! It’s seriously so cute :)
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    • Marissa
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      thanks! your site looks like another awesome resource!

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  6. Judy
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    Oh my word! That turned out so cool! The colors turned out perfect and I just can’t help smiling when I look at your cake :)

    • Marissa
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      Thank you…I was a little worried about the brown not being dark enough, but I think it turned out okay! It is always nice to make someone’s day even a little bit brighter :o)

  7. Jalinda
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    I love it, too cute and unique!

    • Marissa
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      I am so glad I was able to make it for my friend…it was way better than just doing a plain old cake!

  8. kimbowest
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    oh. how fun is this! love it!

    • Marissa
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      thank you! I try to post cakes once every week or two, so come back for more!

  9. lisa d.
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    What a cute and creative cake!

    • Marissa
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      Thanks! I wish I could say I came up with it myself, but I definitely had to go searching images online for inspiration :)

  10. happyfamilytravels
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    This cake is SOOO cute – great job!!

  11. kelly
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    What pan did u use for the belly and boobs

    • Marissa
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      I used glass mixing bowls (oven safe) to bake all three pieces. A large one for the belly and soup size ones for the chest.

  12. michelle
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    what bowls did you use to make the boobs and belly in? and how much cake batter did you use for the belly and what temperature and time did you bake it aT?

    • Marissa
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      I used regular glass mixing bowls (Pyrex) that I have around the house. I want to say the large one for the belly is about 12″ in diameter at the top. The batter, of course, depends on the size bowls you have. I fill them about 1/3-1/2 full and lower the baking temperature to 300 or 325. This can almost double the baking time sometimes.

  13. Tamara
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    I was wondering if you put extra icing on the top part of the cake to make it rounder? Because all bowls of course have a flat bottom so they don’t roll around (; but I wasn’t sure if I needed to add something to the top, also! Did you use one of those cake levelers? To make the bottom part of the cake lay flat or was it okay just leaving it a bit rounded. I don’t want to hav to buy the leveler things if I don’t have to, thank you (:

    • Marissa
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      Tamara,

      No, I did not put extra icing on the top of the cake, at least not intentionally. I do know what you are talking about though and the flat part of the bowl has never been a problem. Same with leveling the top part of the cake after it has baked. I never do that either and have not had issues. Hope this helps! Good luck!

      Marissa

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