I started this Cowboy Cake post on Sunday night and never finished it. I even edited all the pics and had them ready to go ... but then I went to bed and well... yesterday turned out to be a doozy of a Monday. I finally added the finishing touches late last night (is 1am still considered last night) and today, I'm sharing!
PS. I'll tell you about my Monday soon... it was a fun day, but for now, I'll just tell you about the cake.
I shared a picture of it back when I did the How to Make a Cowboy Hat Cake Topper. Remember?
So here it is...
I did the names on the board with the Wilton Silicone Letters & Numbers molds.
The borders for the tiers were done with my extruder. I used a twisted "rope" look for the bottom and top tiers and s single strand for the middle tier. While I didn't initially do it on purpose, I loved the rough look of the ropes that happened when my fondant dried out.... so I left it!
If you're interested in having an extruder, please read my post on why I think every cake decorator needs an extruder and see all the possibilities!!
For the middle tier, I had to hand cut the black tear-drop shape, then I piped the white on with royal icing to try to get the full paisley/bandanna look.
I have to say... since doing this cake, I've bought a set of tear-drop (or paisley or comma) cutters and learned a few things and I think I could do this much neater now. It didn't look awful on this cake, but I see so many things I wish I had done better.
And then the top tier... I always have fun making blue jeans on cakes (whether it's on cowboy cakes which I've done a few times or on the belly cakes... also very fun!). I use my ribbon cutter for the belt, all the belt loops and the trim.... and a stitching tool to add details.
And that's it, I think. What do you think? I'd love for you to leave me a comment or question... hearing from my readers always makes my day!!