Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Whale of a Good Time

We've done a lot of girl cakes, so when I was contacted to do a Nautical themed cake for a little boy, I was extremely excited.

There's not much nautical themed baby items out there right now, so I decided to focus on the colors and throw in a few nautical items. 

This cake includes over 140 Pampers Newborn diapers, 2 NUK pacifiers, Johnson and Johnson products, 4 Gerber soft tip spoons, 2 pairs of socks, 3 washcloths, 1 cloth diaper burp cloth, 1 Sassy ring rattle, 1 Koala baby security blanket and 1 Baby Einstein baby Neptune Rattle. Plus, the super cute whale on top! 

It came out so cute! Hopefully mommy to be enjoyed it, and their newborn son gets lots of snuggle time with his new whale!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Yankee Mountaineer Duck

This was a first for me. I normally have a single theme to work with, or maybe a theme and a color scheme to work within, but for this cake, mommy-to-be's sister wanted either a New York Yankees cake or a duck cake. See, as we were discussing ideas she said that mommy and daddy to be weren't going with anything too girly for their daughter, so anything too pink/purple/girly just wouldn't do. Enter challenge one. Making a Yankees diaper cake for a little girl, that wasn't too girly, and add in duck elements, and somehow make it all fit.

Head spinning yet?

Just when I started to get my mind around this cake, we added a third theme to the cake. Mommy and daddy to be are WVU fans, so we decided to throw WVU into the cake. But this actually made the cake easier. See, the Yankees colors are blue and white, WVU is blue and yellow, and ducks are yellow. The WVU theme was used to tie together the Yankees and the ducks theme. In my head, it all worked. But there was part of me that was still a little concerned that it would look too busy, so I held my breath and hoped for the best.

To find unique, one of a kind items for this cake, I searched Etsy for ideas and found a ton of stuff, like this custom Yankees onesie

And this super cute duck hat
But the item that is the icing on the cake (pun intended), was the totally custom cake topper. Here was our issue. What do you put on top of a NY Yankee, WVU, duck cake to pull it all together? We thought about just a duck, but thought that might lead it to be more of a duck themed cake with some Yankees and WVU stuff included. After going back and forth for a bit, we decided on a fleece duck made out of Yankees fleece. (Not so) surprisingly, I couldn't find anything like that on the internet. So I reached out to a vendor I had worked with before (on this cake) and we created a completely one of a kind stuffed animal.
Seriously, how cute is he?!! All decked out in New York Yankees fleece and blue and yellow ribbon (WVU). It was perfect!!

So now that you've seen some of the custom aspects of this cake, how about seeing the finished product?

This cake is made out of 110 Pampers Newborn Diapers, 2 NUK pacifiers, 2 onesies, Johnson and Johnson products, 3 Gerber spoons, 1 pair of socks, a handle rattle, 1 Yankees pacifier holder, a pair of WVU shoes, a burp cloth, a Yankees fleece rattle ball, and the duck hat.
Tailgater in Training burp cloth purchased here
The Yankees fleece ball was made by the same person who made the duck. She used the extra fleece from the duck and created a custom rattle. 
The Yankees pacifier clip is another Etsy find. You can find this one and more here
Fingers crossed mommy and daddy to be enjoy it!!