Monday, January 18, 2010

Our Family has Sweet Roots!!!

This was one of my biggest cakes to date. It was made for my Gram's surprise 70th birthday. I had been thinking about the theme for a while and wanted to celebrate her and our family. She is an amazing woman and her and my Papa have done such an incredible job of raising their three daughters. Gram is the glue that has held our family together and I'm so happy to have been able to honor her with this cake.

You can see the detail in the top that included a leaf for everyone in our family- including my grandparent's dog! The top was all edible and covered in buttercream.

Close up of the trunk- made with all cake and covered in fondant.
I hand-painted the wood detail and carved my Gram & Papa's initials in the trunk:
Here we are trying to cut the giant cake!