Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Retro / Vintage, Holiday, Cute
Two bundt cakes, homemade fondant,
What was your inspiration?
A happy halloween cake. I didn't wish to go down the gore route. I wanted something that was fun for a bunch of little kiddos and their neighborhood Halloween party. Mission accomplished!
What are you most proud of?
The kids and the parents just loved it! From the back, it looked like a real pumpkin, but the funny face on the other side was ready for a party.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Not a single piece of cake was sculpted with a knife. A thick (1/2") coat of buttercream underneath a thicker than usual coat of fondant (1/4") was used. Then the facial features were sculpted into the fondant by manipulating the underlying buttercream with my hands. Your hands and fingers are the best tools that you have. Don't be afraid to use them.