Brush Embroidered Delft Blue and White Chicken Cake    Here is baby shower cake for Jenn, anticipating the happy arrival of her son.  In blog world, Jenn goes by the nom-de-blog of Blue Henn.  Her blog picture – an embroidered blue hen – served as my inspiration for the brush embroidery decorations and the gumpaste chicken topper.  The cake was carrot cake with cream cheese icing under the homemade fondant.     

Fun with Fondant

I made the sea green bow for the first session of my Wilton Fondant class, and I needed a cake to go under it.  So I made another Lemon Ginger Pound Cake, this time with Blueberry Curd filling, Swiss Meringue Buttercream, and a final coat of homemade fondant.  The bow (and the rest of the green decorations) are made from the Wilton Fondant, which has the reputation for being the worst-tasting commercial fondant available, which I did not want to cover the entire cake with.  This tutorial for Marshmallow Fondant was very helpful and turned out quite nicely for a first try.