Published December 20, 2009 by
The square shape of classic wooden baby blocks make them the perfect inspiration for a baby shower cake. I've put together the collage of cake ideas below using photographs from Flickr (see links to the individual cakes underneath the collage). I hope that they give you plenty of inspiration if you are trying to create your own blocks baby shower masterpiece.
Creating a set of 4 block cakes can be accomplished by simply baking an 8" or 9" square layer cake and then cutting it into quarters to make perfect squares. I've found that it is easiest to dirty ice the squares and then cover them in fondant to get a smooth appearance. If you color and roll the fondant out, you can easily create letters, numbers and other shapes to put on each side of the cake blocks. The other option is to use colored icing to frost the blocks and then use a piping bag to pipe on the letters and numbers for each side. No matter which option you use (fondant or icing), your guests will be impressed with your creativity.