By Mom2Rose on March 01, 2006
Photo by Dine & Dish
Photo by Dine & Dish
"This idea for a cake is so sweet! This would be perfect for a baby shower or even your little ones first birthday party!! You use frozen, store-bought or homemade pound cakes cut in half to make "blocks" and then frost with "b-a-b-y" or the baby/child's name that the party is celebrating!! NOTE: the quantity of cakes and frosting depends on how many blocks you need to spell out the name."
Serving Size: 1 (51 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Really fun idea!<br/>I am not a good cake decorator - that is definitely not my talent and found this to be a little more difficult because the blocks are so small and hard to neatly frost, but I did it and it was fun! I would recommend using some kind of crusting buttercream so that the frosting hardens and isn't as messy. <br/>Cute idea! Thanks!"
"Such an awsome idea! I made these cute blocks for a baby shower I hosted for my best friend. I am no cake decorator and they were pretty difficult to frost, but they turned out a little messy, but super cute. My friend's mom bought a frosted, undecorated sheet cake so I could decorate it myself with the blocks and other cute little things. Everyone commented on how cute and original it was. They all thought that we got it like that from the bakery. I used Recipe #51853 for the pound cake (great lemony flavor), Recipe #80118 for the frosting (so delicious!) and Recipe #266529 for the writing. Thank you for a great idea that was a huge hit!"
"This is such a cute idea!! A friend and I used for a baby shower. We stacked two layers and put a layer of frosting with sliced strawberries in between. We used green frosting to make the piping along the edges of the blocks and yellow for the letters. It was hard to frost and we are definitely amateurs :) But it still turned out cute -- I will make again and hopefully get better at making the frosting smooth. Thanks for a wonderful idea -- better and less complicated than Martha Stewart's version ;)"
"Wow, this was a great idea! Thanks a lot, I made this for my sister's baby shower. It was kind of hard to write letters on all sides, so I just did the top one. It came out just as good, everyone thought it was cute. Thanks!"
"This cake is terrific!! It is fancy without all the fuss like the "other" recipes that might be out there - lol - who has time for Martha Stewart!! I made this cake for my sister's baby shower this past month and it was a hit!! I loved the concept and the ease of making this cake - all the ingredients are readily available. 10 STARS in my book!!"
"Great idea. I did mine with those pre-made angelfood cakes from the store. It was fun to stack them like blocks and the angelfood was really light. It was such a good idea, even Martha copied it from you! ;)"
"This idea was actually lots of people's idea. I made this recently and I used a home-made buttercream, covered that with fondant, then used royal icing to finish it off by piping the edges of all the little cakes and drawing little pictures and letters. Check-out the one Martha made on Marthastewart.com. That's where I got the idea."
"Awesome recipe!! Clear instructions, easy to assemble!"
"Thank you for this recipe! I following the instructions exactly. It was super easy to frost and assemble using your directions!! My mommy-to-be best friend was delighted with the cakes!"