The first cake I was ever commissioned to make was for my friend Rosie who was throwing a bridal shower for her best friend. A few weeks ago, Rosie honored me with her request to fashion a baby shower cake for the same lovely friend of hers. The nautical cake was crafted from layers of vanilla cake and robed in vanilla buttercream. A fondant lifesaver adorned the top of the cake. My last attempt at crafting rope out of fondant was a major disaster. Thankfully, things went much more smoothly this time around!