Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wild Wild West!

What a fun can to make! Our priest celebrates his 60th birthday this weekend and the theme of the day is old westerns wild west. For his cake, I decided to re-create an old town with a little bit of humor stashed here and there.  I'm also super excited because I get to use a bunch of fun little tools I got for Christmas! :)
I used fondant to make all the decorations a few days ago, so by the time I put them on the cake they were nice and easy to work with. The lettering on the bank, jail, etc. was made with some really cool letter cutters, and the rope "60" was made using my new silicon rope mold.  I just love them!
We are Orthodox Christian (e.g. Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, etc.), so I dressed our priest in his Easter robe and gave him a little censor to swing. He raises ducks... So I HAD to put them in, too. :) And what wild west cake would be complete without a cowboy and a bandit! So I added those little fellas, too. For the gold dome on the church (and a few other little places), I mixed some gold luster dust with lemon extract and "painted" it. Behind the decorations is just tradition buttercream- my icing of choice! 

Cake details: top tier- 8" vanilla cake filled with strawberries and whipped cream. Bottom tier- 10" chocolate cake with fudge buttercream filling. Cupcakes are an assortment of chocolate and vanilla iced with buttercream and topped with matching sprinkles.