Apr 15, 2011

Cake Walk

So today is Carnival day at the elementary school.  Hmmm, school carnivals?  Not exactly sure how I feel about them.  But, I do know that my opinions aren't important because my little ones have been talking about it for a month!  They simply CAN'T wait.  Today is going to be the longest day ever for them.  They have to sit through class while all the prep work is going on around them.  Ya, let's just say, I don't think there is going to be much learning done today.  :)

Anyway, doing my part, I made a cake for the cake walk.  I know it's a carnival but I just couldn't make a clown cake.  Clowns are creepy.  And, I wasn't really feeling anything else so, instead, I made a spring/Easter cake.  I wasn't sure if my ideas were going to work so I didn't take step-by-step photos, but I did explain a little about how I made it below.

The cake is three round cakes, stacked and crumb frosted then covered with blue marshmallow fondant.

The bunny body is a cupcake wrapped in white marshmallow fondant.  The body was nice and firm but as I put on the head, it started to shrink.  The weight was too much.  So instead of a bunny that is sitting up tall, this one is lounging.  I meant it to be that way, right?  (hahaha)

The head was made by cutting down a cupcake and wrapping it in fondant as well.

Everything else is just decorated with fondant, nothing to overly hard, it's cute though and my girls loved it.

So, there you have it.  That's what I've been working on.  Luckily, there's more to crafting to come, too. I feel like I've been in a bit of  a slump but the creative juices are flowing again, which feels great. 

See you soon!