Saturday, January 8, 2011
Eli's 1st Birthday Cake
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.