I saw a ship a-sailing,
A-sailing on the sea;
And oh, it was all laden
With pretty things for thee!
There were comfits in the cabin,
And apples in the hold;
The sails were made of silk,
And the masts were made of gold.
The four and twenty sailors,
That stood between the decks,
Were four and twenty white mice,
With chains about their necks.
The captain was a duck,
With a packet on his back;
And when the ship began to move, The captain said, “Quack, Quack!”
- Mother Goose
This adorable lamb cake is perfect for birthdays or Easter or baby showers.
Happy 1st Birthday to my beautiful niece, Sarah! She is crazy in love with her lamb dolls so my mom (aka grandma) did not disappoint when she made this cake for the special occasion. The cake base was for all the guests, and the little lamb sitting on top was specially made with the intention of it getting picked up and hugged and eaten, which it was! Sarah’s fingers, hands, face, and well… Sarah was completely covered in frosting and cake within minutes.
I asked my mom to take some photos of the cake building process so I could share with our more ambitious Cake Student visitors the secrets to assembling such a cake. So without further ado…
My twin sister and I were pregnant with our first babies at the same time… both boys and only 3 weeks a part! So our family threw us a combined baby shower. With some help and guidance from our expert-cake-decorator mom, we made this cake for our shower, complete with baby buttons and baby clothing. We used alternating colors and lined up the buttons to create the border. They are also used to embellish the buggy wheels for the cake topper. The clothes were rolled fondant cutouts of onsies, socks, and bibs. We heard a lot of oooo’s and ahhhhh’s so I think its safe to say our family was impressed with our handy work! Wow, that was actually the last cake we made together as a team, about 1 year ago already.