Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Making of the Tree Cake

I've had a lot of people ask me how I made the Christmas Tree Cake, so I decided to post pictures of the making. There is a one-inch dowel going down the center, and then I supported each layer with small dowels. The trunk of the tree was a 6 inch round cake. The three tree levels were 12", 10", and 8". Each a different flavor, and trimmed just to the right size (thanks to my hubby who drafted it out in Auto Cad for me). Each level was crumb coated with a butter cream frosting, and covered with a home made marshmallow fondant. I painted the fondant with an edible luster dust which gives it a shine. The round decorations were cut out of fondant, and the swirls were piped on with a green butter cream. The tree skirt is made with fondant, and the fringe was piped on with frosting using a grass tip. This was such a fun cake to make. I'm aching to make another creation.


Little Bear & Peanut said...

Wow! That is amazing! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing. I wish I had seen it in person.

Linnea said...

Drafted it out of auto-cad? That is SO like my husband. Who drafted Ethan's school project out of auto cad! As well as a cover for a book, some of our furniture, ......

Terri said...

I didn't realize how big this cake was until you gave the dimensions. How fun! It makes me want to be that creative (then I reconsider). It sounds like Jim enjoys helping with the cad! That's too funny! I wish I could have seen it in person! I'm more and more impressed with every cake you do!

Emmy said...

That is insane!! So awesome!! Such a huge cake.

Remarkable Women of BAFK said...

Hi! you don't know me but I stumbled upon your blog while searching the web for soccer ball cake ideas. (gotta love the internet!!) i have a question about yours...would you mind emailing me?? I'm wondering how you piped stars on the underneath of the ball without disturbing the rest of the cake/icing. Thank you!

Dana said...

Your Christmas tree cake is AWESOME!! I know nothing about AUTO CAD, how did your husband help you with the cake? How did you get the cake carved so perfectly?? I really want to try one of these cakes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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