Great Baby Shower Ideas and Recipes

Alphabet Block Cakes

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Bill Geddes

Alphabet block cakes make a pretty centerpiece for a baby shower. Making the cakes yourself will be time-consuming, so we recommend that you show the magazine photos to your local baker, who can reproduce the blocks. If you'd like to make the cakes yourself, here's how:

Bake your favorite cake recipe in a 9" by 13" pan. When the cake is cooled, cut nine 3" square pieces and discard leftover cake. To make each block, stack three squares, with frosting between each layer. Cover the top and all four sides with your favorite glaze icing. Let dry completely, and use a tube of decorative icing to write capital letters on all five visible sides of the block. Each 9" by 13" cake makes three alphabet block cakes.

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