The request: Contribute a cake for Operation Shower, a non-for profit organization that throws baby showers for military families who are experiencing or have recently experienced deployment.
The challenge. Create a gender-neutral cake based on the Hostess with the Mostess vintage toy baby shower collection.
The shower. It’s a lot like Oprah’s Favorite Things…if Oprah were throwing a baby shower. There are prizes and free bedding and toys and lots of other stuff you would need if you were having a baby. And it’s all donated. It’s a really nice event, and the organizers go all out.
The guests. Now, I always wanted to be one of those pregnant chicks who you can’t even tell is pregnant from any angle other than the side. The ones who stay perfectly tight and trim other than their cute little belly protruding ever so slightly. Instead, I was pregnant all over: my arms were pregnant, my ass was pregnant, even my nose was pregnant. One look at my pinky and you knew I was pregnant. But check out this pregnant lady. This is what I wanted to look like. See how adorable she looks? My ass would have never fit in that frame.
Lunch is served and and, of course, dessert.
The cake. Three tiers. We loved the rocking horse theme and found the perfect vintage Wilton cutter on ebay. We randomly placed navy hearts, baby blue stars, and red stripes on the 1″ white squares covering the cake, and tried our best to make it gender neutral. My favorite part? The rocking horse topper.
The photos. Marisa from Sassy Mouth Photography generously donated her time and talent to photograph this event. Thank you so much, Marisa. The photos are, as always, lovely.