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Friday, September 19, 2008

Vegetable Garden Cake

I was so excited when I was asked to make a birthday cake for my friend's son. As an almost 8 year old, he's into so many things - legos, bugs, animals, and even gardening. One of the best sites to get decorating ideas is cakecentral.com. You can seriously find ANYTHING. I found this adorable garden cake on that site that I had to try and duplicate.

I am signed up for the Wilton Fondant class (course 3), but haven't gotten into the fondant yet, as our last class was canceled due to the power outage. But, the birthday party is on, so I was brave and went for it before learning anything about it. It's like playing with play-doh. So much fun. I made very simple watermelons, pumpkins, tomatoes, and lettuce or cabbages (whatever you think they look like).

I made a hershey chocolate cake, iced in buttercream. The dirt is oreo crumbs and the grass is piped in buttercream. The fence and vegetables are fondant. I hope I don't ruin this on delivery!!!








18 comments:

Liz said...

GORGEOUS! I can't believe you made it! Amazing!

Jen said...

Fantastic cake!

jesstyler said...

omg, that is too cute!

Awesome job!

Brooke said...

That is awesome. I don't have any talent when it comes to making cakes look awesome. Wish you were my next door neighbor.

Amy said...

What an adorable cake!!

Stephanie said...

Wow! So impressive! You are doing such an awesome job!

Jenn said...

That may be the coolest cake I've ever seen!

Michelle said...

This is an AWESOME cake! Great job!!

Lisa said...

Absolutely adorable! I love that cake!

Penny said...

Well I tell you the cake was such a hit! You did an awesome job and Logan has didcided it is his all-time favorite cake. Taylor said he wished HIS birthday was second so his cake could have been made by you. Shhhhhh! We won't tell the lady that made his. It was cute but nothing like the "Garden Goody".

Thanks so much! Everyone loved it and now there might be even more people heading to Micheals for cake class! Maybe they can start giving you a discount!

Penny

~Amber~ said...

Wow, great job. It is so cute!!

Jessi_Murph said...

Seriously gorgeous! Amazing cake!

Mrs. Hartman said...

That's amazing. Great job.

Katie said...

OH MY GOSH! No you DID NOT make this!!! It's AMAAZING! I LOOOOOVE the idea!!!

Maryanna said...

This cake is one of the cutest I've seen. Great job!

Sherri said...

So cute! I just want to reach out and touch that grass :)

Margo said...

Hi there - just found this gardening cake. Wow fantastic. Just one question about the grass. You said you piped the butter icing. How did you get it in small pieces? Looks very fiddly and you didn't squash any!! I'm very impressed and want to try this cake, but would like more details :)
Thanks
Margo - NZ

Melissa said...

Margo - the grass was done using the Wilton grass tip (number 233 I believe?)It was very fast and easy to pipe, but you're right - once it dries, it is a little bit fragile and could crumble when touched. I was still able to drive the cake to the birthday boy and the grass held up just fine. Good luck!

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