Monday, October 10, 2011

Purple Bridal Shower

I made this cake for a friend's bridal shower. Her favorite color is purple and she loves dogs, so this is the design I came up with. This cake was huge - three 9x13" sheet cakes stacked and iced!

After the above photo was taken, I outlined the dog's bow tie in purple.

Here is the sketch I made of the dogs, if you'd like to use the pattern:

I decorated the side of the cake with Jessica and Andy's initials. I thought it looked okay, but felt like it didn't look finished - or something was missing.

I decided to pipe trios of dots around the heart. It's a small detail that I think made a huge difference. It looks kind of lacy, don't you think?

I also made cake pops using the scraps left from leveling the cake. It was carrot cake and very moist, so I only used a Tbsp. or two of frosting in the cake pop mixture. I dipped them in white candy melts and sprinkled them with white edible glitter.


Royal Icing Transfer to make dogs
(Once you click the link, scroll down for the tutorial.)

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting for the cake filling
(Once you click the link, scroll down for the recipe.)
This is the most delicious cream cheese frosting you will ever eat!

Crusting Cream Cheese Icing for the outer layer of cake

Basic Cake Pop tutorial by Bakerella


  1. How nice photos!! It was cutest bridal shower party I have ever seen. I am also getting married quite soon at domestic garden wedding venues Los Angeles and hoping that my bridal shower would also be as cute as this one. My best friend will be hosting this party for me at her backyard.

    1. Thank you! Congratulations on your engagement! I'm sure everything will be lovely!