I know I said the last baby shower cake was my favorite of the year, but now it has to share top honors with this one. I just can't stand how much I love it, from the perfectly spaced polka dots and stripes (which my obsessive nature just adores), to the pretty letters, to the google-eyed alligator that my cake minion husband made. (If you missed it, he's a fondant animal genius.)
And one of the best parts is that as I made it, I was teaching a friend how to do it herself. She wanted to learn how to decorate fondant cakes, and I wanted a new friend to bond with over cake. So when she agreed to help plan a baby shower for a friend of hers, a beautiful opportunity for cake awesomeness was born.