Barn Cake 01
by Melissa M.
(New York, NY)
I wanted to make this cake with a different flavor filling. I cut four layers, and filled two with cream, and two with guava jam. Try to stack the four layers as evenly as possible, for the fondant.
I prepared the marshmallow fondant, which tastes much yummier than regular fondant :). I colored it green, and i carefully covered the cake, use a tooth pick to pop any air bubbles and make everything smooth.
Now I was ready for decorations. First I made the white fence and many pastel colored flowers of different sizes and shapes. I covered the border of the cake with the fence and flowers, (use a brush to apply water as glue). If the cake has any imperfections, cover them with flowers.
The farm was a little tricky, and there many ways you can do it. You could cut a second smaller cake, the shape of a farmhouse, cover it with red fondant and apply decorations. But this cake was all ready big enough, so I used a little cardboard. I cut each individual wall, covered it with red fondant and then I assembled it directly on the cake. The white fondant fence and flowers finished the whole look.
This cake was ment to be surrounded by cupcakes, so I decided to make the cupcakes into the farm animals. I made chicks, pigs, cows, and sheep! First making the decorations on a sheet, and then placing them on top of each cupcake!
by Maria M.