Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Barnyard Cake


Hi there cakers!  Ok it's been a while since my last post *so sorry*!!  But it sure has been super busy!!  Here is one of the latest projects we did last week for a fellow UC Davis Animal Science graduate (Go Aggies!).  This cake was a lot of fun to put together not to mention figure out:)!  

This cake got so many views on facebook (like 9000!!)  we thought folks would like to see some behind the scenes pic!  Some notes as well are in this post and please post any comments below!

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The barn house:  
The barn his built around a small square 4"x4" box.  The walls are built up using a gumpaste inside layer and a fondant/gum/red layer.  The roof is made entirely out of gumpaste which also helps with the weight.  It is all glued together using small pieces of fondant and sugar glue (see pic below).  The outside is decorated with fondant accents with text on an edible image sign.

The animals:
All animals (and the entire cake) is made using Cake Couture fondant.  To allow for modeling of the animals we used Tylose powder.  

The flag banner:
The little flags are cut out of an edible sugar sheet and affixed with a dab of shortening (high ratio sticks better than Crisco fyi).  Among other details... the cow print was cut out freehand and we added buttercream grass.  Love how the grassy look and green polka dot ribbon tied it all together:).  

It was a very busy early June and we couldn't have done it without our design team modeler Carla Disbrow!  Best. Modeler. Ever!:-)

Happy Cake making!