Thursday, August 20, 2009

Giddyup, Cowboy!

This is a two-tier Western themed birthday cake. The bottom tier is an 8 inch square 2-layer cake, and the top tier is a 6 inch round 2-layer. They are both iced in buttercream with tons of fondant accents. The fence and grass is piped in buttercream. The bandana is fondant with details piped in royal icing. The figures were all made with the help of candy molds...I just pressed the marshmallow fondant in the greased candy mold, carefully pulled them out, touched them up, and then let them dry. The hay bale is a small rectangle of cake, crumb coated in buttercream, and covered in fondant. I cut very thin strips and "glued" them to the bale with a touch of water. Then I wrapped "straps" around to look like the hay was tied up. Oh, and I added a bit of silver pearl dust to the horseshoes and a bit of gold to the sheriff's badge. This cake was so fun to make! Yee haw!


  1. Oh, this is too cool! I just want to come up with a reason to order a cake now. Is there any way to deliver these - or is it just those blessed to be near you who get to eat these amazing pieces of art?

  2. Thanks, Haley! I will make you one when you visit next!