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Let Them Eat Cake! - Baby Shower Cake

I'm almost done finalizing the menu for Mer's baby shower.  Of all of the food items on the list, there is one that is most important to the momma.  Cake.

Meredith has been a huge lover of cake, and most importantly icing, ever since I can remember.  In fact, I would always scrape off my extra icing and give it to her whenever we both had a slice.  Icing.  Monster.  Now that you know that, you won't be surprised to hear that her one request for the shower was for a delicious cake with REAL icing.  Fondant won't cut it for this girl.  So with that in mind, I went to the drawing Pinterest board.

And after searching through tons of cake images, this is what I've deemed my top four. I wanted the look of the cake to mirror its taste-sweet and simple. 

1.  A textured cake with minimal adornments (Don't worry I won't use pink flowers.) :)
2.  A piped monogram cake with striped textured sides.  Do you see a pattern here?
3.  A fondant monogram cake wrapped in ribbon. (Just the monogram would be fondant.)
4.  A cake with bunting flags as the topper.  I've definitely hitched a ride on the bunting train.

5.  Some variation of the elements in 1-4.

See, I told you they would be simple.  I don't think you need a whole lot of pattern or color when everything on the table is working together.  Besides, a simple design is perfect for working with the overall vintage theme of the shower. 

So tell me, which one of the four is your favorite?

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