Just as our other two did, Mac wore the same baptismal gown that Jim wore for his baptism. I just LOVE the symbolism and significance of that. For Mac's baptism cake, I wanted to try some new techniques and flavors (since I could do whatever I wanted!). So I made peanut butter cake with peanut butter frosting filling. And I decided to do a two tiered cake and cover it with homemade fondant! Luckily, my friend Andrea had just made a cake this summer so she gave me lots of tips (and I always ask my expert cake maker, Becky, a ton of questions!).
The top tier has a negative impression of a cross, surrounded by flowers. The bottom tier has a quilt pattern, edible pearls and Mac's name. Anyway, it was labor intensive, but I think it turned out pretty good (very close to my vision, anyway).
Oh, and Mac received a blanket made by a lady from the parish and an incredible wood chest made by a man from the church! Both are beautiful and so thoughtful.