Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Safari Cake

Over the weekend I made a cake for a baby shower. A sweet friend of mine was hosting a shower for a family member and had asked me if I was up for the challenge. Of course. I don't say no to making a cake when it's something I love to do.

My friend had given me the animals that she wanted me to use for the cake. From that I decided the rest of the design.

The cake was a two layer 12" chocolate cake with buttercream icing as the filling. The palm trees are made out of pretzel rods. I wrapped fondant around them and cut little snips in the trees with a scissor to make it look more like a palm tree trunk. The palm leaves are made out of fondant and attached with some wire. Only thing not edible on the cake :-)

The water is made out of piping gel, which I added some food color to to make it look like water.

I used some buttercream icing for some grass and brown sugar for some dirt around the trees.


Krista P said...

LOVE it. I bet they did too.

Mara said...

That is an awesome cake Bettina. I love it. It looks yummy.

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