I'm making the cake for dear friend Michelle D.'s baby shower in March. Yes, even though it's over a month away, we're planning the cakes now.
I told her to go over to Wilton's website and tell me what she'd like. She jokingly asked me to make this cake. Michelle and her husband thought this was the funniest cake they'd ever seen. Don't you just love the flying babies?
I think the people at Wilton have been sniffing too much vanilla flavoring. I know cake people are slightly nuts but not this masochistic. This cake would take hours to create.
Then I saw this adorable cupcake. Now I love the idea of cupcakes. They're easy and quick to produce, very portable, and if you mess it up, you go on to the next one and eat the evidence.
So Michelle and I decided to make up a bunch of these without the pacifier and the top curl. I can have fun piping different expressions on the babies's faces, too.
And per Sean's request for chocolate cake, I'm using Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Devil's Food Cake Mix. No I don't make cakes from scratch, but use mixes. Much easier when you have to deal with Colorado's high altitude and its effect on your baking.