And that means - I can get back to posting cakes. Because although I haven't posted in awhile, that doesn't mean I wasn't caking!
This next cake was done for a beach themed wedding shower back in April of 2015! I don't remember why that was the theme, but I was asked to make a sort of tropical island cake. And you can't have a tropical island without palm trees.
I knew that I needed to make the trees ahead of time because if the fondant was still soft, there is no way the trees would hold up. I used brown fondant wrapped around lollipop sticks and I cut out some green leaves for the top. I glued them on with gum glue and stuck them in a glass with some wrap to hold them up while they dried.
|You can see the lollipop stick at the bottom and the ceran wrap is holding up the leaves.|
I made a chocolate cake with my normal chocolate fudge and chocolate chip filling. I used blue icing to make the wall for the filling since I knew I would be using blue on the cake for the water.
Once the cake cooled, I frosted it and covered it with fondant. I added "waves" as a border using the blue fondant. I also added a fondant piece on top for the sand.
Next I added the trees (and they stayed upright!). But that brown fondant sand really doesn't sell the idea of sand.
So I added brown sugar to get that nice granular effect.
Next I used a shell mold and some Wilton candy melts to make candy shells. These would be added to the border later.
Then I made some fondant items that one might associate with a beachy paradise:
|Life preservers, shells, and flip flops.|
Looking pretty good!
|View from the rescue plane.|
A tropical island paradise!