Christmas Eve wedding cake
That was a huge honkin' cake!
Mama's 80th Birthday cake
When the baby cake is for someone I know, I like to add in
all the little extras you see here: pacifiers, thermometers,
aspirators, hairbrush, etc.; It's my gift to the prospective
It really doesn't take any special equipment. If you're a do-it-yourself kind of gurl or feller, you already have a pair of wire cutters (for the greenery) and scissors for the plastic holder-thingies keeping the socks bound together and the curling ribbon. If you have chenille wires, those work well, too. Mine have disappeared: I suspect the dog.
I use the most economical skewers available (I think they're $1.00 for a hundred?) and a big roll of curling ribbon can be bequeathed to your great grands.
Cut the booties out of their packaging (duh).
Start at the toe end of one bootie
Ewww! You can tell my hands and wrists are swollen
from major use, splitting and hauling wood yesterday
evening. Middle age BITES!
wrap tightly around a bamboo skewer and secure
Now do that exactly as many more times as you want to! The baby booties and socks were on sale at Family Dollar so I purchased enough to make 18 buds. To assemble the cake, cut the greenery with stems long enough to penetrate several inches into the cake. I usually leave mine about six inches long.
All you need is a cake. This one is for a baby girl. It's a chocolate cake with chocolate Bavarian cream filling and butter cream icing.
When making fresh cut arrangements, Wade puts his flowers in first and then fills in with greenery. His mom, Mrs. Jane, does just the opposite. She always makes her basic arrangement shape with greenery and filler and then puts in the flowers. It's easier for me to arrange HER way than his ('cause he's just good that way).
I like symmetry. The silk greenery is mounded as high
as it is out.It's a perk from working in a florist: I make bows their way! The use of a bow depends strictly upon whether there's ribbon in the house or not. Distribute bootie buds randomly but evenly through the greenery, not forgetting to place a few close to the cake. See those cutters? They're my Cutco pruners. They don't leave the kitchen. I have them in the cake stuff to cut dowels and skewers with. You might have to trim a few skewers shorter getting closer to the edge of the cake to avoid having the middle slap full of holes.
AND, don't freak out if the bud slides off a skewer. It happens all the time. All you have to do is slide the skewer back through the middle of the bud. Or cut the ribbon and retie. Either way, it's not a big deal.
So there you have them! Try them for a baby shower in your neck of the woods!