Baby Shower Cake

I have never made a baby shower cake before, but I'm happy to say that now I have.

This cute little cake was made for a friend of mine, her mom's baby shower is today.

The cake is lemon with lemon buttercream  (it smelled amazing, and the cake scraps were yummy).  I got the cake recipe from Elisa Strauss' book, Confetti Cakes for Kids .

The blocks are made of rice krispie treats, covered in a double layer of fondant and decorated with more fondant.  Of course, after I spent a good 2 or 3 hours on them, I found out that there does indeed exist an easier method .  Oh well, maybe for next time.

The flowers, borders, and letters are all buttercream.  Because I fail at making flowers sideways, I piped them onto wax paper, froze them (they need to be in there a good twenty minutes to solidify), then stuck them on the cake with a dab more buttercream.  Add some little leaves, and viola!

I'm off to make my sister's birthday cake now.  All the cool kids have birthdays in August. :-)