Well, here it is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and I have many cakes to decorate, so i’ll just post 2 that i’ve gotten finished. Both have pumpkins & fall leaves made out of fondant and the mums are buttercream. Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone.
This cake has a lot “going on”. The groom (a highway patrolman) had lots of interests, flying a helicopter, a parachutist, fishing, golf and his team was NCS ”wolf pack”. All these things had to be put on the cake somewhere. So this is what I came up with. The off set squares worked out well, the corners gave me a place to display all the different items. The man I made out of fondant, all the others were toys. I created the chute from cake. Flavors of the cake were marble, yellow, and chocolate with almond/vanilla butter cream frosting. The flowers were butter cream and the fall leaves were fondant.
I wish i had a picture to go with this recipe because these are so pretty. It’s not a new recipe, it’s been floating around a long time. I’m not sure where i got it. They look especially pretty for showers or for gift giving.
2 (3 oz) packages of strawberry gelatin
1 cup ground pecans
1 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Red decorators sugar & sliced almonds tinted green for stems
Combine all ingredients (except red sugar & almonds) Mix well and chill 1 Hr. Shape into berries. Roll in red sugar. Place “green” stem in top.
This cake was for a 80th birthday only they didn’t want the age on the cake, only the name “Lady” along with Happy Birthday. All the flowers were butter cream, the cake was lemon with lemon frosting. The cake design was very simple and easy to do. On a sheet cake ( this was a 11×15) you have such a large area to work with so i divided it into 2 sections, one for the writing, one for flowers.