Thursday, June 20, 2013

Where the Wild Things Are Cake

I had the pleasure of making a first birthday cake for a very cute little boy named Max.  His parents wanted a cake that depicted a boat scene from the book Where the Wild Things Are.  I pondered how I was going to accomplish this for some time.  I think I came up with a great solution, and I have to say, I am pretty proud of this cake.

I used a lot of different techniques and tools to help me make this cake.  I had the idea to make it like a painting.  I used a sheet on fondant and drew this picture free hand while I looked at the page out of the book.  Then I used a variety of things to actually fill in and color the picture, including edible markers, food coloring, gum paste.  I was so pleased with the results.  I think this is one of my favorite cakes I've ever done!