There seems to be baby fever all around. 2 of my (former) colleagues had baby boys this year already. And did I tell you that my sister is having a baby as well? She is due just over a week after me! 'Twin Cousins' my other sister says 😀
These sweet treats are from the baby shower for my co-worker. Guess who was in charge of dessert?
I made a cake, oreo cookie pops and cookies. It's been a while since I shared any 'decorated' treats here but I'll try my best to explain what I did, if you would like to recreate any of these.
Quadruple Chocolate Cake
- I cheated with the cake layers and used a Duncan Hines Triple Chocolate Cake box mix. Baking even layer cakes from scratch is still a challenge for me here in Calgary (oh you altitude). And since this cake was for a bigger gathering, I just didn't want to risk a fail. I baked the cake in three 6" round pans.
- The frosting and filling is whipped chocolate ganache. After filling the layers and giving the cake a thin crumb coat, I piped vertical ruffles along the outside using a #104 petal tip.
- The bunting was quite a work of love. I cut triangles from a wide piece of ribbon and hot-glued them on 2 pieces of twine. Then I tied it to 2 wooden skewers (top has to be longer than bottom row) before inserting into the cake
Decorated Teddy & Onesie Cookies
- I used Sweet Sugar Belle's recipe for the cut-out sugar cookies with almond extract as flavoring.
- The teddy and onesie cookie cutter are from a Wilton baby shower set.
- To decorate the cookies with I made my usual egg-white royal icing. The recipe instructions are for making the icing by hand but now that I have a mixer available, I make it do all the hard work.
- I tinted about half of the icing baby blue. I tried a fuzzy look for the teddy bear cookies with more or less success. Using a small #16 star tip I piped actual stars on some of the cookies and more of a shell pattern on others.
Oreo Cookie Pops
- I used my Oreo Truffles recipe to make these cookie pops with the exception of using cream cheese as the binder for the Oreo crumbs.
- Once the truffles were shaped, I dipped a long lollipop stick in melted blue candy coating and inserted them in each truffle. After a short chilling time in the fridge, I dipped the entire truffles in the chocolate coating.
- Some of the Oreo Pops were given some sparkle with silver sugar sprinkles and white sugar pearls. I used "It's a BOY" cake picks on others.
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Jacquee @ I Sugar Coat It!
So excited to see another cake from you, Regina - and cookies AND pops!! A real treat! Everything looks wonderful - cute topper!! Strange, but chocolate works better for me on cake pops. I have had no luck with candy melts. Bizarre!! We are going to have to start thinking about your shower pretty soon... 😉
Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen
All of these treats look perfectly lovely! I love how smooth the coating is on the Oreo pops- mine never turn out that good! And that cake is gorgeous- I could have used this tutorial yesterday decorating my mom's birthday cake. And I'm remembering those cookies for when I reach the "omg my friends are having babies" stage of my life!
Aww...thanks for your sweet comment Faith. I think using candy coating instead of chocolate really makes it easy to get a smooth covering. Whenever I use real chocolate I end up having to thin it out with oil etc. Not with these.