Here is the cake I did previous to the purple flower cake. I made it for my friend's little boy who just turned one. I'd be out of business if it weren't for her!
Anyway, I had lots of fun making the trucks. The little car and truck are made out of gum-paste. I originally was planning on making the big dump truck out of gum-paste, too, but I thought it would be too heavy and I didn't trust that it would dry in time. So I made some rice krispie treats, molded it into the separate parts, put them in the freezer and then covered them in gum-paste and stuck 'em together with frosting. Slightly time consuming, but nothing too complicated.
Overall it was a fun cake to make. I also was planning on putting little road signs around the sides of the cake but I thought it would distract from the trucks plus I ran out of time--I was already an hour late to the party trying to put the cake together! It is white cake with vanilla pudding filling and vanilla frosting.
I love food. I love art. Cake decorating combines both into one big bowl of fun! I designed this blog to keep track of my progress as an amateur cake decorator. Maybe someday I can make some money decorating cakes....maybe.