Well, as I sit here close to midnight in a cabin in Idaho,just a short ride from Yellowstone, I finally have a few minutes to blog. Honestly, I’d rather be asleep, but I’m waiting on the last load of laundry to finish so I can put it in the dryer. The last 8 days have been a whirlwind. This trip has been a long-time dream of mine and I can hardly believe it’s halfway over.
So far we’ve driven over 3500 miles, visited 10 states and got stamps in 8 (or 9?) National Parks/Monuments. And we’re nowhere near close to home yet… whew!
Anywho… a couple of days ago as we were just getting into Idaho, a moose ran out in front of us – we nearly wrecked – and well… I thought it was ironic that the last cake I finished before leaving for this trip had a moose and a moose might very well have ended our trip if not for my husband’s ‘cat-like reflexes’ (as he calls them… ha!).
Okay wait. I think it was supposed to be a deer on top of the cake (I don’t have my notes open tonight) but the more I looked at it, the more it looked like a moose. So whether it was a deer or moose on the cake – in my mind it was a moose. Okay? Okay!
Either way, tonight I’m going to share this Camping / Outdoors Cake, along with a few details, then get some rest because we have another long day ahead of us tomorrow and I need some sleep!
First up – it was 6″ and 9 tiers of vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. The fondant was homemade marshmallow fondant (except the brown was Satin Ice). The “rocks” were jelly beans and the river and grass were buttercream.
I hand-cut the trees and added the texture with scissors. For the clouds, I used the Not Just Cakes by Annie cloud cutters. The wood on the top tier was done with an impression mat and the number was cut with a funky alphabet cutter. You can see how I use Tappit cutters here.
My favorite part of this cake was the top. I made the deer (moose) out of fondant and then I set him up as if he were roasting a marshmallow over a fire. The fire was wafer paper, the rocks were the jelly beans and everything else was fondant. I used floral wires in his arms to hold the marshmallow 🙂
Anywho – this cake made me happy and my boys loved it, so I hope the birthday boy did too! So, that’s it peeps. Back to my vacation and I’ll check in again as soon as I can!
A quick family pic at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah