Happy 60th Birthday Augie!

I owe this piece to a fellow CCer - Allris! Thank you so much for the inspiration. I chose your masterpiece as a favorite sometime ago because I knew it would be perfect for my very Italian MIL's very Italian significant other. Mine doesn't compare, but I am pretty happy with how it came out as it was my very first barrel cake and a significant step up to my previous mostly "Wilton" style work. Thank you Allris! It's a four layer white cake with vanilla pudding and cannoli cream fillings. The barrel and grapes are fondant. The grape leaves and oval sign are gumpaste. The bottle is RKTs covered in chocolate clay, then wrapped in fondant. The grape vines and rings around the barrel are Tootsie Roll. And thank you to all the CCers out there who constantly and unselfishly share their wealth of knowledge and advice!


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