I am trying to make a cake for my dads 60th birthday. It will actually be 4 cakes. 4 seasons of life
Winter-ice fishing...thinking of doing a rock candy ice pond with a little jello and a swedish fish.
here are where the questions start
Spring- want to do a garden theme...choc frosting with cooke crumbs for dirt...any ideas on how to make veggies
Summer-he is a farmer...so i want to do a hay field...so ideas for haybales
Fall-Hunting...i am thinking of using rolled butter cream in a camo idea...but any other ideas.
thanks for any help
WOW! That is a lot of work.
I LIKE dimension! What about fall hunting scene with a hunting stand/blind, etc.? For hay...schredded wheat? How about using schredded wheat instead of Rice Krispies and shape hay bales out of "Shredded Wheat Treats"? Make veggies out of fondant. I'm thinking wooden barrels with veggies collected up in them...out of fondant. I would put something in the bottom of the fondant wooden crate/barrels so that I only had to make a few veggies for the top. Maybe this will help get you started.
Awesome idea. Yes, alot of work Awatterson, but worth it for Dad.
How about sugar work for the ice pond. (Google "how to"for sugar work. A simple mold like this is easy) Use modeling clay to create an outline of pond with a fishing hole (so you don't have to crack in a hole later) on a silpat or foil (easy release of the hardened sugar). Pour melted sugar in to create a flat pond. Adding white dye to melted sugar should make it look like ice. You can use clay molds to form other simple ice things too. Maybe finely chopped coconut or other white item for snow.
Love Towheeler's shreaded wheat idea for the haybales. Graham cracker crumbs make great dirt, too. Sorry, no ideas yet on Hunting.
Good luck with the project Dad will love it!
I "plowed" a "field" once w/ my icing comb.
Not familiar with rolled buttercream. We may be thinking alike just different terminology...would do camo with marbled fondant.
I would probably mix gum paste and findant to make the veggies, you can look it up on google. Also Youtube, carrots are fun to make
Martha Stewart has a couple of garden cakes on her website, complete with instructions. One is flowers, the other veggies.
Enter garden cake in her search box and go through the listings to find them.