Holy smokes! You did an incredible job! What are the apples made from? You got them so shiny! Wow! You should be proud!!
Great job. I am a basketmaker at the Longaberger company and coming from some one who makes and looks at baskets all day long you did an awsome job.
Wow, awesome job. I was thinking of trying that myself instead of buttercream. Was it difficult? Did you cut small strips and make it look like a weave of did you actually weave long strips?
Bravo. I love it.
What a neat idea. It looks great too.
WOW, when I first looked at the pic I thought it was a real basket!
Iwas waiting for the cake basket to come up!! but I guess thats it! WOW! thats all I can say- is WOW. I am amazed, and SOO jealous, I know I will never have that talent.
wow that is awesome. The apples look so real. I too would like to know how long it took to make this cake.
That cake is just awsome. I couldn't believe it when I finally figured out that the cake was also in the picture.
Will you please share instructions?
You did a fantastic job!
Thanks all! You will be surprised that it didn't take as long as I thought!
I started with 4 - 9" rounds. Stacked and shaped to be a bit narrower at the bottom.
I took my brown fondant & ribbon cutter and cut about 2 inch strips first and put them vertically around the cake, about .5 in apart. Then, I cut thinner strips, about 5" long and then alternated them over the thicker pieces. Where the ends of the thin strips touch the thicker, I pushed them into the cake so it looked like the strips were weaved under. It's a bit hard to explain, but hopefully you get the idea.
The apples were red fondant and I "glazed" them with vodka tinted w/red gel coloring.
The handle didn't last too long - I need to work on making a more stable handle.
For the actual weaving part, it only took 2 hours. The entire cake took about 4-5 hours.