All of the tutorials are finally finished for the baby basket cake and are linked below. All you have to do is click on the picture and it will take you to that specific tutorial. A few of you have had certain questions about some of the projects and I hope that I was able to help you work through them and you are still putting one of these gifts together. For those of you that have not started making one I will be putting together a FAQ page to help clarify any questions that have already come up and some other helpful tips to get you through making one of these. Yes, they do require a lot of time to make, but just remember not everything in the cake needs to be homemade. Use your imagination and pair some homemade and store bought items together. Or take a hole different route and buy some nesting baskets and fill those with homemade items. Remember a gift doesn’t always have to be homemade…it just needs to have a little thought put into it. And think outside the box (or basket in this case), it doesn’t have to be filled with stuff just for the baby.
Some other fun ideas for a basket cake would include:
Bridal Shower Cake: Fill it full of homemade dish towels, hand towels, an apron, cloth napkins and a table cloth, hot pads and hot mitts, use some kitchen gadgets to adorn and hang on the sides of the cake.
Birthday Cake: Fill it full of the birthday girl/or boy’s favorite items. Just remember to use large gifts that are lightweight.
Graduate Cake: Fill it full of necessities for a freshman’s first year at college. Add a bunch of fabric 3 ring binder covers, make some PJ’s, skirts or any type of clothing. Some pillow cases, sheets, or a throw blanket. How about some cute little hair accessories or some home decor items for decorating their dorm room or apartment. Again the ideas are endless.
Remember just have fun with it! Anyone would love one of these cakes whether they are homemade or not. Remember, its all about putting a little extra thought into a gift to make them feel extra special!