Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Friday, February 24, 2012

Wild Thing


The cake I’m about to share with y’all is a little “out there.”

Don’t get me wrong.  I love, love, love this cake,  but it is very unique, and it does make quite an impact.

When Abby found a picture of this cake design online, it was love at first sight.  I was thrilled to be able to recreate the look for her 18th birthday.  I hope that she and her friends enjoyed the final product as much as I enjoyed making it for her.  What a fun cake!

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One new thing I tried on this cake was making my own fondant.  Store-bought fondant it just so expensive, and quite frankly I don’t like the way it tastes.  So…. I did a little research online and found a recipe for homemade, marshmallow fondant.

It worked!  Not only is it super easy to make, but I think it tastes a lot better than the store-bought fondant.  Who knew that marshmallows, powdered sugar, water, and shortening is all you need to turn out beautifully smooth cakes?

Once I got the tiers covered in fondant, I added fondant “ribbons” and painted on the spots and stripes.

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Then came the feathers.  Oh, the glorious feathers!

Ty was shocked to say the least.  He posed for this picture, but this is just about the exact face he made when he saw the completed cake for the first time.

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The feathers may dwarf the cake a little bit.  This cake has 6, 8, and 10 inch tiers and serves approximately 90.



  1. Love the cake. I always make my own fondant also. It taste soooo much better and a bag of marshmallows and a bag of powder sugar is way cheaper than a $20+ container of fondant. It is easier to work with in my opinion because you can change the consistency if you need it. About the only fondant that I will buy now is black because black is extremely hard to color. I colored my own for my Minnie Mouse head on Chloe's Birthday cake and it looked fine but it used almost an entire jar of the black coloring jell. It was part of the cake that wasn't eaten so it didn't really matter with the taste. It was covering the rice crispy treat head.

  2. I finally got a taste of the cake today. It is delicious besides being just beautiful! It turned out perfectly & Abby was so pleased with it. You are the BEST cake maker/decorator!