Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Topsy-Turvy Fake Cake

Ok, I got tired of making cakes with lots and lots of mixes (this cake would have taken like 20) just to make it look cool and then throw all the rest away. That is were I decided it would be good to try a fake cake.

This one was fairly easy. I spent more time dreading the attempt, than actually working on the cake, and I think it was a total success. First I cut out a top and bottom circle on my scroll saw, angling the blade as I cut. I used the scraps as legs between the top and bottom to get the angles I wanted.
Next, I hot glued freezer paper all around the sides to create walls.

I finally decided on dry-wall mud for the frosting. My Minnesota friends will totally believe this as I spent many a hour on a ladder mudding every room in our old, I call it "farm" house. I would mud it (this picture was taken after the first coat) then sand it when dry, then repeat 3 more times-each coat was a little faster. If you have decorated cakes and mudded drywall you know it is practically the same thing.

Here is my finished product on this cheesy vinyl table cloth. The first outing for the cake was the Cub Scout Blue and Gold banquet celebrating 100 years of scouting. I thought it only fitting to add 100 candles. I used a lighter to melt the bottom of each and pressed the hot wax onto the cake. Next week it will be repainted and enjoyed at the Relief Society Birthday.
March 2010

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