Baby Jack’s Ark
Baby shower cakes are always so fun! Everything is cute and soft…and so fun! This, obviously, is a cake with a take on Noah’s ark. I like to call it “Jack’s Ark” instead. My client brought in designs for her grand baby, Jack’s, bedding for reference. It was mostly browns and oranges but we wanted to bring in some light teals too.
I used all of the animals on the bedding, down to the little fishies around the bottom and the birdies perched various places among the animals. I decided to make the ark a simple round design, for cost reasons, as well as I liked the simplicity of the tiers with more focus on the animals.
I knew from the beginning that I wanted to make a rescue tube on the side. I always like to find creative places to put the client’s message. “Jack Allan” fit perfectly on the tube!
I formed little paws and arms for each of the animals. The animal “heads” really looked out of place before, like they were just floating with no bodies. Now I think they look even more childlike, which adds to the adorable nature of baby cakes!
Okay, so the pandas were not pictured in the bedding! But I had to make some more animals to fill the emptiness on the back of ark. I could have done rhinos or cheetahs or tigers or something that made more sense with the safari animals…but the pandas were so cute!
Finally, I added a little white dove on the top of the cabana. In the Biblical narrative of the Noah when the storm and rains had passed, the dove returned to the ark with branch in its beak. This symbolized new life after the washing of the rains. I love how that relates to us…Even in the midst of storms God gives us a glimpse of his renewal, the new life that only He gives. And sometimes we have the privilege to witness that in the life of a precious new child. Baby Jack, may God bless your little life, and may you one day understand the washing that was done for you so that you may receive renewed life through Jesus.