Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cupcake Tease Revisited...Fondant Animals & Barn Scene!

I just realized I never updated you guys on those fun fondant animal cupcakes I made for a party recently. The Mom of the cute little 1 year old whose birthday it was sent me a picture of the I just had to share.

I did the barn cake which was about a 10x12 finished product made of 2 thick layers of red velvet with cream chese frosting inside. It was ridiculously heavy...I used 3 cake boards glued together to hold it all up. The cupcakes which were vanilla w/vanilla bean buttercream.

I frosted some of the cupcakes to look like grass, and put fondant letters on top of them and #1's. Also some of them got tasted coconut on top for haystacks.

The rest of the yummy, cutely frosted cupcakes got the fondant animals as toppers.

The cake was time consuming took me 2 nights of about 3-4 hours each. I like cupcakes way better! Overall though, after the enterprising Mom got a cloud/grass tablecloth and arranged it all, the scene was SO matched almost to the tee the invitation the Mom had sent out.

I also got the sweetest email from the Mom about how happy she was with everything. Somehow it made it all worth it. I love this hobby! Oh yes and PS I am back from Europe. More on that in my TWD!


Patricia @ From Wags to Riches said...

That is awesome!!!!

It looks too good to eat :)

CB said...

Those are too freaking adorable! I think the sheep are my favorite... Baaaaaaa

Amelia said...

The animals are so cute! Would love to try your red velvet sometime.

Janna said...

I agree with CB- the sheep are my favorite too! They turned out so super cute!

Miranda said...

Look at you Miss Red Velvet. And to say you weren't a fan ;)



That is so darn cute. Just like you! xoxo!

TeaLady said...

This cake is adorable. And the little animal cuppie cakes. How cute is that! Makes me wish I had little ones again so I could make....uh, never mind. I'll just make them for me.

Snooky doodle said...

these are so so cute :-)

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

I am in love with this idea. Absolutely brilliant! I'm bookmarking this page for my little one's next birthday.