Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Outdoorsy, Classic, Cute, Traditional
I used modelling chocolate for the first time on this cake which I learned fro the City Scapes class here on Craftsy. I covered the pumpkin in modelling chocolate and also made the baby, leaves, vine tendrils and covered the edges of the cake board with it. It was a dream to work with. This cake is a pumpkin spice cake filled and iced with decorators cream cheese icing and detailed with modelling chocolate accents. The tree stump is all icing with painted details.
What was your inspiration?
I was inspired by the change of seasons and the upcoming Halloween celebrations. I was originally planning a jack-o-lantern but felt in the end that the pumpkin suited the style of cake best without the face on it.
What are you most proud of?
I am very happy with the way the birch stump worked out with only using the crusting cream cheese icing. I was even able to carve and curl some of the bark from the icing. I am also happy with the end result of the pumpkin even though it did give me some troubles.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make the modelling chocolate a few days ahead and leaves and baby with it a day or 2 before you need them. Give yourself time to chill the modelling chocolate. Use a dusting pouch liberally for rolling out the modelling chocolate to prevent it from sticking. I used a rolling mat instead of my table to make things easier for myself. I also love firming up the leaves on crumpled tin foil as it gives a really nice shape. Chill the icing on the stump before carving into it.