Friday, May 11, 2012

A Mother's Work is Never Done

Sunday is Mother's Day and I don't have a Mother's Day cake to show you.  What I do have is closely related.  After all, you can't be a mother without children.  Here's a baby shower cake that just about any mother can relate to.  A mother's love can turn even the most mundane task like laundry into a thing of beauty.  Who knew that laundry could be beautiful?

This cake starts by hand cutting clothing out of several colors of fondant.  I made some boy's clothes and some girl's clothes.  If you have time to let them dry, it will be much easier to apply them to the cake.

The possibilities for details on the clothing are endless.  In these close-ups you can see the simple stripes and ruffles that I added.

For assembly, pipe the posts and clothes line first.

Attach the clothes to the side of the cake with a little white frosting.  Pipe some grass at the base of the cake.
 So happy Mother's Day to all of you out there.  May God bless you for all of the work that you do.