My unique Thanksgiving cake

Posted in November 30th, 2009, under Sugar Art

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.

Country Contemporary Cake

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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86 Responses to “My unique Thanksgiving cake”

  1. Oh my gosh.. I vote for woodsy wonderland… that is a beautiful name for such a divine and chic cake.. and you have patience.. I have not even dared to touch upon fondant… my most tedious is making Macaroons….. I love it, you are so talented!!!!!!

    Welcome back!!!!!! Do you use marshmallow fondant?

  2. OMG! Are you sure that’s a cake??! That’s not a cake, that’s a piece of ART! I can’t take my eyes off from it…I love it!
    Is that really a cake?! Oh man…I still can’t believe my eyes!!

  3. You are born to be an artist! Can’t express how much I love this cake!

  4. I’m just speechless because I’ve never seen such a pretty cake. The little birds are so adorable and I can almost hear them chirping as I ealk through the wood. Charming and elegant – I’ll have to try something with fondant soon, although on a smaller scale. Soon, we have to decorate our Christmas cake so I’ll be using your tips.

  5. Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you!! I have a lot of blog reading to catch up on, so I’m glad to pop in and see your newest creation. Your craftsmanship is wonderful!!

  6. Oh my god! This cake is so beautiful, I wish I had your cake decorating talents.

  7. Looks too good to eat Rylan! What an amazing cake for Thanksgiving.

    How long does it usually take you to complete one of these projects? Thanks for the pudding mix tip too btw!

  8. This is amazing! Like a piece of art~~WOW~~WOW

  9. Beautiful. I love that you moved away from the “traditional” fall colors. Love the bird nest!
    My vote Woodsy Wonderland!

  10. Glad to see you back and glad to see your beautiful cake – It reminds me of a Martha Stewart wedding cake – but more beautiful!

  11. This cake is elegant and stunning!

  12. That is beautiful and I’m sure was delicious! Seriously, awesome!

  13. I actually love all of the names for it! The cake looks gorgeous, definitely out of the box thinking, would have never thought it isn’t for a wedding, but it actually fits a dinner perfectly.

  14. WOW – that cake is truly stunning. So, so beautiful and elegant!

  15. wow, that is beautiful!! You made that?? it looks like a masterpiece :)

  16. That cake is incredible!! :)

  17. Such an elegant design, all you have to call it is gorgeous. I hope that you will give tutorials on your techniques.
    Mimi

  18. What a Thanksgiving cake! That’s gorgeous! Did you have to transport it?

  19. Oooohhhhh Rylan!! That’s a real masterpiece!! Love the lace pieces…and the little white birds. What a talent you have!! Fantastic!!

    Donatella

  20. Wow, I am in awe of your artistic talent, that cake is a work of art!

  21. OMG, that cake is sumptuous and ever so beautiful! I love it’s pristine looks and refined decorations! Stunning!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  22. Rylan this is absolutely wonderful. If I could have 1/10th of your talent. Keep going with your cakes.

  23. THis is just gorgeous! You are amazingly talented!

  24. I’m speechless! that is spectacular! :O I don’t think I could even cut into it!

  25. That is one beautiful cake! And your blog is first class. I’ll be visiting you again. Thank you for your visit and comment on mine.

  26. This is just breathtaking, I agree with Lorraine, I wouldn’t be able to stick a knife in that..I would have to hide in the bathroom while my boyfriend stabbed into it. Good tip about the pudding mix too.

  27. Rylan,
    Once again you impress me and this time it sounds like you have impressed yourself as well, good! Love the woodland theme. What flavor was this and who in the world could have brought themselves to cut into it? Truly lovely.

  28. OMG Rylan! This cake is so lovely! YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!!!1

  29. OMG. Fabulous. Just fabulous. I die, this is so fabulous! Bravo!

  30. Breathtaking that is what it is BREATHTAKING
    Rylan, you sure know how to work your talent, amazing work

  31. 1. The cake -> stunning

    2. The styling of the whole photo (color of background, mat, pedestal, lighting –> top end magazine perfect!

    kudos to you and glad you are finally satisfied!

  32. This is absolutely insane amazing- I love it! I have never seen a ‘Thanksgiving’ cake before….but this is by far the best there is!

  33. Oh, I’m speechless … This is such a beautiful unique and elegant cake!!!!!

  34. What flavor is your cake? It’s really pretty!

  35. It’s stunning! The surface is simply impeccable and I love the birds, -:)

    I wish I could make beautiful big cakes like you!

    Ya, wish you a happy belated thanksgiving!

  36. Such a beautiful cake! I want to make a fondant cake one day!

  37. Thank you so much for make me one post in my simple blog,have no idea how you finding it hahaha,i love your work,it´s amazing!!! One day i wanna be just like you !!
    beijosss
    Kelly

  38. I love this cake!!!

  39. What a beautiful cake. I can’t wait to take a peek at some of your other creations.

    Lisa

  40. I am speechless with wonder! Congratulations!

  41. Thank you so much for the compliment on the Gift! Now this cake, this cake is truly a gift. I am amazed.

  42. Que cosa tan bonita.

  43. This is so gorgeous and so elegant! You are incredibly talented.

  44. This is a sweet master-piece!! I wonder how many minutes lasted mmmm?

    Cheers!

    Gera

  45. This cake is out of the world! So pretty!!

  46. Rylan, you’re creativity and great mind are just unstoppable. Way to go! Such a beautiful creation. I wish one day I get to experience one of your creations! Keep it up!

  47. Oh. My. Goodness! This is out of this world gorgeous!

  48. Popped in again to say happy almost Friday!

  49. Amazing cake and unbelievable work :D Beautiful!!!

  50. I really dont care what you call it as long as stunning is in the title!!!

  51. Oh my goodness. That is a masterpiece! It looks intricate, delicate, yet so powerfully beautiful!

  52. you are truly gifted to make wonders like this!! :-)

  53. WOW! This is beautiful!

  54. Your cake is elegant and a work of art =)

  55. bravo Rylan
    this is pure art and I am astonished !! à bientôt et cheers from Paris !! Pierre

  56. Wooooooooow! Rylan!!! I am speechless…
    That’s absolutely amazing! Wonderful! Breathtaking! I love it!!!

  57. Wow! This is truly stunning, I love it. I especially like the little birds on the top, very cute :)
    kisses x

  58. Your cakes look absolutely amazing!! AWESOMe!!!!

    Marvellous!

  59. PB will do that to people…I even dipped some pinecones in PB and rolled it in birdseed for our feathered friends this weekend…the Pond is overflowing with PB goodness!

  60. This is so beautiful!! I wish I could do something 1/2 as good! You are SO talented :)

  61. Wow, that is gorgeous! Bravo to you!

  62. Came by to see if you had a Christmas cake yet!

  63. Wow!

    Gorgeous! Great work ;)

    Saludos,
    Clau!

  64. Wow….the cake is beautiful!

  65. Your cake is exquisite, I love your cakes and you are an awesome decorator, Great Job

  66. OMG so beatiful!

  67. The exquisite display of visual appeal is overpowering..nothing to say more…thanks for also visiting my blog..love your style !

  68. where are you !! merry xmas to you !! pierre from Paris

  69. I think this cake is an absolutely perfect cake for Thanksgiving. You did a superior job on it!

  70. Stunning….stunning, stunning. Have a blessed 2010 and keep inspiring….Lots of Love

  71. I wish you a very happy new year 2010 with many new cooking findings !! cheers from Pierre

  72. I also use Jennifer’s chocolate fondant recipe and I LOVE IT!!
    Your work is truly spectacular!! glad I found your websight!

  73. Just discovered your work! WOW! Love that thanksgiving cake. it would be a sin to eat it though. I would want it on a pedestal garnering claps and praise for years on end~

  74. This is almost too pretty. I was just checking in to see if you posted anything new-will back soon…

  75. The exquisite display of visual appeal is overpowering..nothing to say more…thanks for also visiting my blog..love your style !

  76. This is almost too pretty. I was just checking in to see if you posted anything new-will back soon…

  77. Just discovered your work! WOW! Love that thanksgiving cake. it would be a sin to eat it though. I would want it on a pedestal garnering claps and praise for years on end~

  78. I wish you a very happy new year 2010 with many new cooking findings !! cheers from Pierre

  79. where are you !! merry xmas to you !! pierre from Paris

  80. I also use Jennifer’s chocolate fondant recipe and I LOVE IT!!
    Your work is truly spectacular!! glad I found your websight!

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