I promised you a cake today and I’m going to stick to my promise! 🙂 Let me share some details about this Bull Riding Cowboy Cake I made last January (yes, a year ago!).
When my brother’s neighbor initially asked me about doing a bull riding cake, I was not sure I wanted to take that on. Then she mentioned that we could use toys on top (similar to this bull riding toy set), I was much more open to the idea. I just couldn’t wrap my mind around having to make a bucking bull and rider or how else I would represent such a theme on a cake.
Then when she brought me the toys – I got excited and knew what I wanted to do! This cake was for her grandson Wyatt who was turning 4 years old and I really wanted it to be great for him! Unfortunately, as you can see above… I put an “8” on the cake instead of a 4. Oops!
I figured out later on that I had written “8” in my notes to indicate that it was to be an 8″ round cake… completely overlooking that my notes also said, “Wyatt, 4”. Oh well. Thank goodness Denise was understanding and they were able to transform the “8” into a “4” with a little creativity. 🙂
I used these white alphabet cutters to do Wyatt’s name and the number “8” from this number cutters set (which also had a “4” if I had been doing the right number). Those were both done with Satin Ice Red Vanilla fondant. The rope border was done with this silicone rope mold.
For the fence, I rolled out some chocolate fondant on a mat, then laid this wood grain mat over it and rolled it to get the impression. Then I used my ribbon cutter to cut the long strips for boards and an Xacto knife to cut them into the lengths needed. I glued them on the cake and to each other with sugar glue.
I think that’s all I can tell you about this cake. It was a fun one to put together and even with all of my doubts in the beginning, I loved the way it turned out! If only I had gotten the number right 😉 All was okay in the end – I’m always grateful for customers who are laid-back and easygoing… and forgiving when I make big mistakes!
So, what do you think? Do you have any questions about this Bull Riding Cowboy Cake? Leave me a comment and I’ll answer if I can!
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