Gardening Cake Hobbies

by Lori Birrell
(Edinburgh, Scotland)

Pappy's Gardening Cake

Pappy's Gardening Cake

Hiya, another take on a garden cake that I saw. I made this cake for my dad with a sponge base to start with with simple vanilla frosting filling. I added sponge fingers with some buttercream icing to help them stick and painted them with brown food coloring to give the appearance of a fence.

The earth is Oreo cookies crushed with some rock candies and again pressed into buttercream icing. The mushrooms are marshmallows on cocktail sticks, the bugs in the gardens I piped but I have seen them in the shops ready to just place on and go, the flowers and leaves again are piped with icing that I colored.

The trowel and garden glove I made out of Marzipan and painted then with food coloring. The windmill and seed label I found in my local Asda in the kids department for only a few pounds.

This is my first novelty cake and I am really pleased with the results and thanks to easy-birthday cakes. com for inspiring me.

I have already started my next one as requested by my sister who loved my dad's cake. Cheers. Lori x

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May 12, 2010
by: Kelly

That is adorable! Excellent job!!!!

May 11, 2010
So Cute
by: Nancy of Ca

Your cake is so cute and a very good job. You are on your way to doing cakes forever now...Good work and Good Luck..Nancy of CA

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