Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Vintage Baby Shower






A vintage shower at Pine Hollow Lodge is just the right way to celebrate a baby soon to be born to my niece and her husband.  Autumn, if you remember, is very into vintage:  we celebrated with a vintage housewife bridal shower, and then she and her parents created a beautiful vintage-style wedding.


Here is Autumn and her mom, Mary, and her sister Katie; posing with the beautiful cake Autumn made all on her own--for her own baby shower!  


Did I mention it was decorated with fondant she made herself all decorated with tiny "quilt squares" as well as a topper that Autumn made and hand-painted using food coloring, each one of them a beautiful piece of vintage-style art.  (Remember the cake Autumn made for our Vintage Toy Baby Shower for Levi?  Here it is.)


Using vintage prints of baby cards or shower invitations or of vintage coloring book pages, each "quilt square" took about an hour to paint. 


Then the cake itself was absolutely delicious with each layer a different combination of flavors, and the fillings all delicious and each one wonderful.  One layer was vanilla with chocolate ganache, one was chocolate with peanut butter ganache, and one chocolate with butter cream frosting.  
















Each of the little red flowers were made by Autumn and Katie using fondant.  






I loved the combination of colors with the pink and red so brilliant.













My favorite was this square with baby clothes hanging on the line!







The adorable little vintage lamb held the spoons for the cake. 






Next, I'll show you more from the vintage baby shower, all of the photos just as delicious as this cake!

Y'all come back, ya hear?









9 comments:

Grandma Becky said...

how fun and thanks for sharing!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

That cake is *art*! Gorgeous!!! Was it her first time making one? Sounds like a great biz for her...along with Baby Girl, of course :)
xo, misha

Valerie said...

Holy cr*p?!!! Seriously. She made that? For her first cake...with fondant?

Okay, I've picked my chin up off of the floor!

Can't wait to see more!

Deanna said...

darling
darling
darling
ideas!

did i say darling? Darling!!!!!
d

Lillie Mae Acres said...

My goodness, it's beautiful. What talent!

Echoes From the Hill said...

She's amazing! Fabulous work!
nancyr

Raluca said...

Wow! What a cake!!! I hope decorating cakes is her job!? Does she deliver internationally too? ;-) Please sent her kisses and all the best from Romania. I can't wait for the next photos!

mary your sis said...

It was a wonderful, fun-filled night. The cake was adorable! We sure missed Jamie though... We send her hugs and hope that she's feeling better soon along with her little cutie-patootie Levi!

Babs said...

A lot of love went into every tiny morsel of that cake and it shows.

I had to leave a link to a vintage housekeeping site I found about 4 years ago, Brocante Home http://www.brocantehome.net/
I thought of your niece immediately.
Best of everything to your niece.
Hope she likes the link.
Barb