Belated Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’ve been busy for the past few days but I am now back. Back with a cake that is.
I’m not sure what to call this cake. Country Elegance? Organic Sophistication? Hmmm, how about Woodsy Wonderland? Would Modern Rustic work? Ahhhh, whatever it is, I am definitely inlove.
It’s actually our Thanksgiving cake–odd right? I really wanted to do something different rather than using the traditional fall leaves and shades of orange. Since I always think outside of the box, I made this cake. It may look like a wedding cake, but it truly fits our Thanksgiving theme.
Of course, everything is edible, from the flower buds to the tiny eggs. As always, I used Jennifer Dontz’s chocolate fondant. The buds, birds and eggs are made of gumpaste. I didn’t want to make the birds and eggs look too realistic because I wanted to give it that contemporary-modern vibe. The lace appliques are fondant rolled onto an impression mat and individually cut out with an exacto knife and some cutters. I molded the fleur-de-lis from a mold I had made . The branches and the nest are wires covered in floral tape…okay, so I lied, not everything is edible.
Overall, I am very happy with this cake. It speaks my taste and my personal style.
Tip of the day: If you want to make your cake denser, just add a box of pudding mix. It works great on orignal recipes and box mixes. The more you add, the denser it is.
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