crying baby cake

Crying Baby Cake

Use this step by step tutorial to decorate a crying baby cake. All you need is fondant and few basic tools. Great for baby showers or kids birthday parties!

Helloooo everyone!!! I am so excited to be back to blogging with this crying baby cake tutorial!

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My absence from the blogosphere was valid though coz Hubby and I welcomed our first child into the family…. A beautiful baby boy! 

I can’t get over how tiny he is with his little hands and feet…hehe.


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.

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

And best of all, this crying baby cake is not that complicated to make either.

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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! 

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

Round mango cherry 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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Step 10:
Push the hair piece on the top of the cake.

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.

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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 😛

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Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂


  1. basmah

    May 26, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    very cuteee! 🙂
    nd welcome back!!! (L)

  2. Inayet

    May 27, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Welcome back !!!
    It’s a good idea to make a crying cake !! Looks good !!!

  3. THOMA

    May 27, 2012 at 5:03 am

    GosH! I can’t get over this!!! You baked a cry baby cake hahahaha. I would’ve tried my best to avoid seeing it in a cake too. You’re a complete whiz Abeer. Congrats to the proud parents! and Hi to the cutie with tiny hands and feet. Wht’s his name? And how you keeping?

  4. Paula Kelly-Bourque

    May 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Your cake is adorable and your son is beautiful. Sincere congratulations 😉

  5. Eftychia

    May 28, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Hello my dear friend. Welcome back!! Congratulations for your baby boy!!!
    The cake looks so cute!

  6. CJ at Food Stories

    May 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Thx for connecting with me on foodbuzz. I just subscribed to your blog feed and can’t wait to see what your next post will be!

  7. Trisha

    May 28, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I am SOOOO excited you are back! What a gorgeous baby boy…I am so happy for you, and blog world NOW!!! Happy to have ya on the blogroll again, yiiiiippppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  8. [email protected]

    May 29, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Well I can completely understand why you put the blogging aside. When a newborn does come along, you just do not want to miss a minute of their life!
    The cake is so adorable and definitely has some character! Well done-enjoy the time with your sweet baby!

  9. Belinda @zomppa

    May 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations! And welcome back…what an awesome cake!!

  10. Wendy Irene

    May 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I am so excited you are back! Making a crying baby cake is such a good idea! Your son is really beautiful. I loved seeing the pictures. The site is looking fantastic. I love what a great artist you are. Hope you have a good day. Give your little one a hug for me 🙂

  11. Alana D

    May 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    your baby is sooo lucky to have you as a mommy!

  12. Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything}

    May 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Oh My Goodness! What a wonderful surprise. So happy for you! The baby is so precious! And the cake – blows my mind! You’re always so creative!
    I have a baby shower to get ready for this weekend and now I’m thinking baby crying cookies 🙂

  13. Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook

    May 29, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Congratulations! He’s adorable. Your site is absolutely beautiful; I’m kind of jealous! The cake is wonderful too. You’re very talented.

  14. Kate from Scratch

    May 29, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    HAHA! LOVE THIS! The perfect (realistic) contrast to the typical froo froo baby cake. Those are adorable too but this one ‘takes the cake’ (corny pun…sorry). Humor and heart balanced in one cake design. Well done. I will be holding onto this one.

  15. Jen @ Savory Simple

    May 30, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I love your photos! This cake is so adorable.

  16. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    May 30, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Abeer, WELCOME BACK!!!!! I am so happy that you came back to blogging, really happy! You are very talented blogger and i was shocked to see that you are not posting.First Congrats on the baby to you and your hubby, he is cutest little baby ever.
    And that cake is adorable, very skillful job which I lack on..still can’t do the cakes:))
    Have a lovely day!!!!

  17. Tiffany

    May 30, 2012 at 10:07 am


  18. Ae-baby

    May 31, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Heeheheh…So simple..Amazing

  19. Amy @ Gastronome Tart

    May 31, 2012 at 11:41 am

    WELCOME BACK!!!!! And congratulations! He is absolutely adorable and the cake is perfect! I love it!

  20. cake supplies

    May 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    He is sooo beautiful. A hearty congratulations! I loved this cake post. The crybaby cake is just precious.

  21. anncoo

    May 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    So happy you’re back!! Your baby is so adorable and the cake is cute too!

  22. Choc Chip Uru

    June 1, 2012 at 5:27 am

    This cake is so cute my friend (though yours is cuter :D)
    Lovely job!

    Choc Chip Uru

  23. Parsley Sage

    June 1, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Congrats on your new lumpy! Such a precious baby 🙂 Much like this super cuto cake! Well done 🙂

  24. Magic of Spice

    June 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Congratulations and welcome back! Adorable cake 🙂

  25. Matt

    June 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Don’t think my previous comment posted so here it is again (as best as I can remember :)). Congrats on the baby boy! I found out through your comment on my blog @
    I appreciate you stopping by so I wanted to pay you a visit. It looks like you’re a pro at this cake thing. You must be extremeley talented! Anyway, I’ll check back again soon and please feel free to visit my blog anytime (I have a new Crazie recipe I’ll be posting soon). By the way, I’ve added your site to my Crazie Good Blog list on my blog.

  26. Hamshini Ravichandran

    June 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Abeer! Congratulations on your baby! So adorable!!! Im so glad you came back to blogging. I kept checking back often to see when you would be back 🙂 Cute cake too!

  27. Maggie @ Kitchie Coo

    June 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Oh! Congrats on your new arrival!! Aren’t babies the best??! Hope you are enjoying parenthood, it is such a treat. We have one little one who is 21 months and are expecting another in November. Its such a joy.
    I LOVE the cake you made to welcome yourself back to Blogland! What an adorable crying baby! I LOVE your blog already and can’t wait to check out more of it. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog and great to "meet" you!

  28. Lillian

    June 15, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Wow, congrats Abeer! Sorry I’m a little late…your baby boy is so precious! Glad to see you back on the blogosphere – I had wondered what happened but good to see your amazing creations again. =)

    Btw, love your new blog design, too!

  29. Sue {munchkin munchies}

    August 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Your cake is very cute and so is your baby boy!

  30. Nance

    August 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

    What is your little mans name?
    Can we have a peek at his sweet face. Love the cake too, but I gotta tell ya, you make better babies.
    Nance (A gramma of two)

  31. SW

    November 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Oh, this cake is so cute! Congratulations on the birth of your baby!

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