Green Pastures Birthday

This cake started out to be completely different, but it took on a life of it’s own in the making.

It’s a two-tiered (4-layers each tier) chocolate fudge cake with buttercream filling.  It is covered in fondant that I striated with powdered blue food colored to resemble the sky. The stream is made with Gel-Flow and the rocks are made from hand-colored fondant. They are adhered to the cake with buttercream icing.

The trees are hand-sculpted from white fondant and “painted” with powdered brown food coloring mixed with Vodka. I use the vodka as a solvent for the fry food coloring. It works better than water because it evaporates quickly and doesn’t soften the fondant.

The cake was topped with a white banner with a birthday wish on it being “carried” by two doves.

The grass and pine trees were hand-painted directly on the fondant as a backdrop.

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