Helloooo everyone!!! I am so excited to be back.

My absence from the blogosphere is finally coming to an end as I resume blogging. 

About time... Eh?!

I checked the archives and my last proper posting was on 25th September 2011. Sheesh!!!!

So much has happened since then.

For starters, hubby and I welcomed our first child into the family.... A beautiful baby boy! 

Even through his feedings and crying fits and diaper changes, he brightens our day with his smile and melts our heart with his "cuteness"...lol 

I can't get over how tiny he is with his little hands and feet...hehe :D

For this posting, I wanted to make a baby- themed cake but I wasn't sure what to make and then, it finally hit me... Babies cry ALOT!

When they are hungry... they cry!

When they poop... they cry!

Even when they are bored... they cry! 

So, why not make a crybaby cake???

It seems like the perfect choice.

And voila...

I think it turned out pretty cute... What do you think?

And best of all, it's not that complicated to make either :)

Thank goodness for that since it will be challenging to decorate cakes that are time-consuming with a little one now.

After all, his needs come first ;)

You can always change things a little.

For instance, you can change the expressions and make a happy baby cake.

Or you can omit the hair and make a bald baby or even add a hat or bonnet piece.

Just let you imagination run wild! :P

To make this cake, you will need the following supplies:

Round chocolate cake
Buttercream icing
Red marshmallow fondant
Brown marshmallow fondant
White marshmallow fondant
Circle cutter
Small cardboard piece 
Tape or glue
Royal icing or corn syrup
Black edible marker

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Bake a cake and let it cool.
Then, cover it in frosting and  brown fondant.
This will be the face of the baby.

Step 2: 
For the ears, cut out two “moon-like” cardboard pieces. 
Make sure they are about the same size.

Step 3:
Brush a thin layer of royal icing or corn syrup on these cardboard pieces and then cover them in brown fondant.
Use tape or a glue gun to attach a toothpick behind each cardboard ear.

Step 4:
Press these toothpicks on either sides of your cake.
Now, your baby has ears!

Step 5:
Our baby had lots of hair when he was born and I wanted this baby cake to have some hair too…lol.

For this, roll out black fondant into a “snake” form and then arrange it in a spiral shape.
Stick a toothpick at the base.

Step 6:
For the nose, make a ball using some brown fondant.

Step 7:
For the mouth, cut out a black circle, a red leaf and two small white squares.
Use an edible marker to draw a line on the red leaf like I did.

Step 8:
Now, brush some water behind each fondant piece and assemble it the way I did. 
Your baby’s mouth is now complete!

Step 9:
I forgot to take a picture when I made the eyes. But to make those, just cut out a “V” shape using black fondant and bend the ends downward. 
To put everything together, brush some water behind the mouth, nose  and eye pieces and stick them onto the cake.
NOTE: Don’t worry about all the white powdered sugar on the cake. Once you are done, you can steam the cake and the white marks will disappear.

Step 10:
Push the hair piece on the top of the cake.
NOTE: Don’t worry about all the white powdered sugar on the cake. Once you are done, you can steam the cake and the white marks will disappear.

And your crying baby cake is done!

So, next time you need a fun cake for a baby shower or any baby event....give this a shot.

I am sure your friends will have a good laugh :P

That's about it for now... Have a great weekend everyone!

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