My goal was to make the cake look like two slabs of wood sitting on a bed of rocks. This process was a tad easier than I thought it would be. Being a ceramic enthusiast came in handy. I had a rubber mat for the bark of a tree, and I found my rock mat also. These two items made all the difference in the appearance.
I had some new stiffer brushes out in my workroom, so they came in handy to brush on the colors and blend them. Steven threw some little ladders together for me and cut some dowels to insert into the bottom two layers of the cake for support.
Not a bad start to the assembling. I was very excited to see it actually come together and look really good. I had a small cake left over so thinking that we might need the extra cake to feed the 25+ friends and family, it became a little house.
So far so good. Using a die cut alphabet, I cut out Caden’s name and made a little banner of welcome, then started loading the animals and decorations…..
Now for the floral of the forest…..
Holy cow it weighed a ton, lol. Steven had to carry it out and set it in my Niece Julia’s (well she’s actually my cousins daughter, but she’s more a niece to us) lap to carry to the shower. We made it there with no casualties, whew.
When Julia and I carried it into the house, WOW, the house was so beautifully decorated! I was instantly relieved that I had pulled out all the stops with the cake. A plain jane cake would have been so tragic in this woodland wonderland that Kacie’s Mom, Kelley and Lynn (close family friend) had created!
So, here it sat in its place of honor waiting for the Mom-to-be. The tears said it all, and the squeal was perfect! The day was perfect in every way.
Oh, and I think I did find a new adventure that someday I would love to have a reason to play again! …..Cyn