I debated on whether I should share this cake because I've shared so many Cowboy/Western Cakes in the past... but in the end, I decided to go for it! This cake is a nearly identical to my nephew Tucker's 1st birthday cake.
Besides, the new "Bleeding Cowboys" font over at PicMonkey was just so cool and after adding it to the pictures... I just had to share. Because I love to play with cool fonts! Ha!
The cowboy hat was made from rice cereal treats covered in dark chocolate fondant.
I have a tutorial coming up soon on how I make these! Here's a tutorial for how to make a Cowboy Hat Cake Topper! This picture is the back for some reason... I didn't have a close-up picture of the front.
I always have fun doing jeans on a cake. It's tricky to get homemade marshmallow fondant the "jeans" color and I always end up with a slightly different shade of blue. Keep reading to the bottom for a list of tools I use to do the details.
I used some new paisley (comma) cutters to do the paisleys on the cake. I used to cut them by hand, but since I seemed to be doing more and more cakes like this, I ordered a set of cutters and I love 'em!
Of course, I used my extruder for the rope border (read lots more about that here). And to make it extra special, I covered the entire board in the dark brown fondant. I love the way it looks with a covered board, although I don't do it all the time!
If you’re making a cake like this, some more of the tools I used are here:
- Makin Clay Extruder for the rope (see why I think you need an extruder here)
- Stitching Wheel from the Wilton Gum Paste Tools set for the details on the jeans
- FMM Ribbon Cutter for more of the jeans details including the belt, belt loops, etc.
- Black, Brown, and Red Satin Ice Fondant for the belt, ropes, paisleys, etc. (anything black, brown or red)
- Homemade marshmallow fondant for all other decorations
- Edible Gold Gel Paint for the belt buckle
And that's it!
Do you have any questions about this cake? Leave them in the comments and I’m happy to answer them if I can!!
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I just had to come and thank you for your tutorial on making this cake. My son's first birthday party was this past weekend and I printed out your tutorials and followed them to the T as I made his cake! It was my first fondant cake and everyone was really impressed. Thanks for taking the time to lay out your instructions! I just blogged about it and I mentioned you...so I hope you get some feedback! Keep doing what you do!
Thank you so much for coming back to share your link and comment! Great job on your first fondant cake! xx