With approximately 370,000 babies born worldwide every single day, it's no surprise baby showers are one of the most popular celebrations! These parties are the perfect opportunity to shower the moms-to-be with sweet confections! Today, we have a fun baby binky fondant tutorial, followed by a roundup of our favorite creative baby shower cake designs.
In this tutorial, learn to re-create these sweet and simple fondant pacifiers featured in the new book Sweet & Unique Cupcake Toppers to easily adorn your baby shower cakes, cupcakes and treats!
Baby binky fondant tutorial
- Fondant (blue/pink and white)
- Fondant rolling pin/⅛-inch guide rings
- 2 wooden dowels
- ⅞-inch round cutter
- Round decorating tips #1 and #3
- Medium heart cutter
- Large oval cutter
- Small modeling stick
Roll out white fondant 1/4" thick with the rolling pin and wooden dowels.
Cut out a ⅞-inch circle with the round cutter and roll it into a ball.
With your fingers, roll it into a cylinder, then narrow the bottom to form the nipple.
Roll out blue/pink fondant with the rolling pin ⅛-inch thick with the help of the guide rings.
Cut out a medium heart with the cutter.
Use the large oval cutter to trim the bottom off the heart and use your fingers to round out the bottom to form the plastic disc of the pacifier.
Use round tip #3 to cut out two circles on each side of the heart toward the top and the small modeling stick to round out the inside of the hole. Set both pieces aside until they are both fairly hard.
Roll out blue/pink fondant with the rolling pin ⅛-inch thick and cut out a ⅞-inch circle with the cutter.
Use the bottom of one of the round tips to trim off the top of circle to form the pacifier handle.
Use round tip #1 to indent little circles around the handle.
Roll out white fondant 1/4" thick with the rolling pin and wooden dowels and cut out a circle with the bottom of a round tip.
Round it out a bit, then shape it into a rectangle.
Use the small modeling stick to make holes on each side of the rectangle (lengthwise).
Apply glue to the inside of the holes and around one end of the rectangle, then insert the two tips of the blue/pink handle.
As soon as the pacifier nipple and disc are hard enough, glue them together, then glue the handle to the opposite side. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Top your cakes and cupcakes with these fondant baby pacifiers and enjoy!
Looking for more creative baby shower cake designs to try? Here are a few of our favorites for celebrating a new bundle of joy!
Photo via Craftsy member Sweet Steph
Fox family baby shower cake
This fox family baby shower cake by Craftsy member and cake artist Sweet Steph is absolutely adorable! The clean lines of the two-tiered cake and the fondant-modeled fox figures are paired beautifully with the lilac and green floral design. These succulents and berries were created out of gumpaste in the course Sugar Berries, Leaves & Blossoms with Maggie Austin.
Learn to model sweet creatures such as these in the Craftsy course Cake Topper Techniques: Fondant Animals with Sharon Wee to make your own little family!
Photo via Craftsy member Ken's Oven
Baby shower cake
Craftsy member and cake artist Ken's Oven created this precious baby shower cake after taking the class Clean & Simple Cake Design with Jessica Harris. The cake is sleek and pristine, while the fondant baby topper is absolutely adorable and charming. The blocks adorning the cake board give the perfect opportunity to personalize the cake. This cake can easily be interchanged for a boy or a girl!
Download our FREE Fabulous Fondant Topper Tutorials bundle, which includes a detailed lesson on how to sculpt sweet little baby faces in fondant, perfect for your baby shower cakes and cupcakes!
Photo via Craftsy member KristenCakes
Baby gender reveal cake
An increasing trend these days are gender reveal parties that provide an element of surprise for the parents-to-be, while still allowing them to find out the sex of the baby and plan accordingly. This charming baby gender reveal cake by Craftsy member KristenCakes was created in Jessica Harris' Clean & Simple Cake Design. The two tiers were ganached and covered beautifully, while magnificent patterns are creatively formed out of modeling chocolate, transferred to the cake with Jessica's wax-paper transfer method.
Find out more about the advantages of utilizing modeling chocolate to decorate your cakes in the new Craftsy course Modeling Chocolate Magic with Lauren Kitchens.
Photo via Lynlee's Petite Cakes
Baby steps fondant cupcake toppers
Featured in the book Stylish Kids' Parties by Kelly Lyden of The Party Dress, these fondant cupcake toppers pair a modern look and color palette with the charm of tiny baby shoes. Added texture provide added interest to the design, while the colors can easily be utilized for a unisex shower or a gender reveal celebration!
Practice modeling miniature fondant creations in the Craftsy course Tiny Cupcake Toppers with Sheryl Bito to feel comfortable working on a smaller scale.