I just realized that I never officially shared my latest cake creation with y’all. This cake might be the most unique cake I’ve done so far…
It’s a tuba!
The birthday boy plays a tuba in his high school’s marching band, and he requested a cake shaped like his instrument of choice. Not being very familiar with tubas, I had to do a little research to see exactly what they looked like. Let me tell you, there are a lot of tubes on a tuba! (Maybe that’s where it got its name. Ha ha.) I opted to streamline this cake version of a tuba and included only a few pipes and tubes, but I think you still get the idea.
To give the tuba a 3-dimensional effect, I carved the larger, wider portions of the horn out of cake and covered those parts with fondant. For the smaller tubes, I rolled fondant “snakes” and laid them into place. When I had the shape of the tuba like I wanted it, I painted the whole thing with edible gold dust.
Then I added a few symbols to emphasize the musical theme.
So what’s cooking next week? Well, I have a chocolate pecan pie and an “LSU” cake to make for a customer. Also, as the C.E.D.M. (Chief Executive Dressing Maker) for my family, I’ll be turning out a big ol’ pot of everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving dish. And just in case there are any yankees reading this post, “dressing” is the correct term for “stuffing.” Ha ha.