The final cake associated with this past weekend's wedding was this birthday cake of one of David and Amy's Groomsmen, Nick. Nick loves to hunt deer, so this was a great opportunity to try out some camouflage fondant for the first time. Basically, I just used strips of alternate-colored fondant squished together and rolled out to make one flat sheet of fondant to cover the cake. The cake was a 7" round filled with hunter-orange Swiss meringue buttercream.
The animal we see here atop the cake is "scared deer #2", as the first little guy I made fell in the sink and broke in to a million pieces about 4 hours before delivery. Such are the unpredictable moments of cake making!! All was well, however, because I actually like the expression on the final deer better anyway, so it all worked out for the best. The trees and sign are also made of gumpaste. Border piped with hunter-orange Swiss meringue buttercream.
Hope you had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nick!!