Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Whimsical, Eco-Friendly, Funky, Geeky
base/log is made from rice krispie treats, frosted and coated with melted chocolate to make it look like bark; amber is made from hard candy flavored with carmel and toffee with actual edible bugs (crickets, weaver ants and winged weaver ants) embedded in it; twigs are chocolate covered pretzel sticks and Chinese noodles; gum pasted plants (plus real fern leaves); battery operated candles to help highlight the bugs
What was your inspiration?
This was 1 out of 7 centerpieces I created for my friend's son's Bar Mitzvah. He loves paleontology! Each centerpiece reflected a different vignette of prehistoric times or items: Dinosaur footprint; Amber (fosilized bugs in tree sap); Giant prehistoric dragonfly; Dinosaur nest with eggs; Prehistoric frog/lizard; Prehistoric nautilus; and a Mastodon stuck in a tar pit.