A couple of years ago I got this last minute request for an Archery Cake for the end of season banquet. While I generally have a “No Thank You” rule for last minute orders, my nephews were participating in the Archery Banquet, so I opted to say YES!
Before I tell you about that… let me say this. Being sick SUCKS. My kids have been sick for days and days and finally today they started feeling better. And then guess what? Now I’m feeling awful.
I have a sinus headache that is killing me and preventing me from sleeping… so since I’m up, I thought I’d write. However, I took some nighttime meds, so I’m gonna keep this short & sweet and hope the meds kick in quick!
Sooo… because the cake was requested last minute (if I remember right, it was the day before or early morning the day of), I didn’t have time to plan or make anything ahead of time, so I was truly winging it with this design!
Also… I was winging it with the flavors too. I was already baking for my regular orders that week, so I used up extra batter from other orders to make the bottom tier chocolate cake and the top tier vanilla cake. And as you can see – a rustic chocolate buttercream finish on the exterior – since I had extra chocolate buttercream 🙂
I used homemade marshmallow fondant and Satin Ice Red & Black Fondant to make the target and the ends of the arrows. For the largest circles of the target, I traced bowls… as they got smaller, I used round cutters.
And ya’ll… I think that’s it on this Archery Cake. My head is still hurting but I’m getting quite drowsy so I’m gonna go catch some zzzz’s.
Do you have any questions? Leave me a comment!