Friday, 12 June 2009
This cake was done for my nephew's baptism about 2 weeks ago, but I was in the states on vacation so am just now posting it.
We went to the states to visit families and attend our new nephew's baptism. My precious sister-in-law asked me months ago to make a Noah's Ark cake for the baptism. Of course she would want me to make something that requires lots of modeling. (heehee... love you, Sarah) I didn't think I would have time to make the animals after I get to the states with all the busy family events, so I made them here in England ahead of time, and just prayed that they make it through the long plane ride plus the cruelty and abuse that luggage receive. Thank God they did!! Guess I have fabulous packing skill. =) The only damage was one giraffe ear, all other were harmless. Here's a pic of the animals.
I made the cake based on the Noah's Ark cake in Debbie Brown's 50 Easy Pary Cake book. It really wasn't too much work since all the animals were done in advance. I mixed cocoa powder in fondant to give it a tint of brown first so I didn't have to use a whole jar of brown coloring to get the wood plank color. The end result of the mixture of MMF and cocoa powder is like Tootsie Roll. One person tried it first and said it tasted like Tootsie Roll and then all wanted to have a try, and all agreed. Ha, so I discovered something new.
Alright, enough talk. Check out the pic of my nephew and his cake. Yeah, he didn't look too impressed. He will appreciate it one day. =)