A few weeks ago, my Pop-Pop turned 80. We had a nice surprise party for him at a local italian restaurant. My mom was in charge of the invitations and she thought it would be funny to put a cartoon-like old man on them. They turned out so cute that we thought it would be perfect to put the old man on the cake too.
I had to freehand the fondant carving on this cake. For many of my more complicated cakes, I try to trace the images onto fondant so I can get a true image. For this one I didn't have that option because I didn't have access to the image to enlarge it. I must say it was difficult but I think it came out great.
The cake was a 1/4 sheet cake. It had 1 layer of chocolate and 1 layer of vanilla. I carved out the inside and filled it will Alton Brown's chocolate mousse. YUM!
I'm a young lawyer and self-proclaimed domestic goddess.
I believe in real butter and making everything from scratch.
I bake as a hobby. I find it to be an incredible way to unwind in a world of never-ending work. If you have a question, just ask! ENJOY!
Please feel free to e-mail me: LAnderson2@gmail.com