This time I used LorAnn’s Raspberry Flavor instead of raspberry fruit puree for the frosting. I didn’t want them pink and the raspberry flavoring didn’t add color I was afraid it would have that cough syrup taste, and was glad it did not.
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe
beat 1 cup butter until pale,
add 4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons cream
then, 6 drops of raspberry flavor.
I made out of marshmallow fondant (recipe here) and cut with elephant cookie cutters along with discs with the baby’s name they didn’t look so plain anymore.
I was glad the elephants stood up on the frosting without falling over-I had rolled them a little thick and was hoping they weren’t too heavy. I’m so glad they worked out.
I also wrote “Little Peanut” on circus peanuts with an edible marker
(and also used the edible marker to write Gabriel on the scalloped discs and to darken the eye on the elephants)
The grooves for the elephants feet were pressed on with a knife.
A four tier diaper cake 🙂
really easy and fun.
Click here for instructions on how to make this diaper cake.