It’s a Cowboys & Indians Cake!! This cake is the reason I found the whole file of missing cakes from last year that I had never shared! When Harrison’s mom asked me to do his cake for this year, I couldn’t for the life of me remember what we did last year.
So I started digging through all of my photos taken in May of last year and on the very last day of May 2013, I found a file with this Music Cake, the Pink Candy Apples, this Cowboys & Indians cake, and a Hello Kitty Cake (with cupcakes and candy apples – coming soon to the blog!).
I was really happy to find all of those other cakes but I was absolutely thrilled to find this one and at the same time, shocked that I forgotten about it. This is one of my most favorite cakes ever! Mostly because the theme is so unique, but also because I got to carve cake and make a tee-pee and a fire pit and… it was just so much fun!
So, let me tell show you some of the details.
I don’t remember having a hard time with my Block Tappit Cutters that day, but it looks like my lettering was a little “off” on this cake. Oh well… I’ve definitely improved since then and these days my letters are looking better! I used Satin Ice Red fondant to make the lettering and you can find a tutorial for using Tappit cutters here.
I used them on the dirt bikes cake, the Cars cakes here and here, and a couple of other cakes I haven’t posted yet. Buy them and before you know it, you’ll have all kinds of ideas of where to put them!
On the bottom tier, I included a Cowboy Sheriff and a fondant horse. As far as cake decorating goes, I feel like my fondant characters are still a struggle, but I was pretty happy with these little guys!
For the top tier, I carved the cake to make a “hill” for the other little horse to be traveling down. The whole cake was covered with white homemade marshmallow fondant, but I used cocoa powder and a paint brush to dust it in areas to give it a dusty, weathered look. And of course, a grass tip to add all the greenery around the edges and top.
They’re far from perfect, but all things considered, he’s pretty cute, huh? I made him from homemade marshmallow fondant and Satin Ice Brown fondant – both with some tylose mixed in to help it harden. If you want to learn (from an expert) about figure making, I highly recommend this Craftsy class!
Here’s my other little figure… an Indian! The fringe on his shirt and the little blue feather are my favorite parts! Even if he’s not perfect, I think it’s the little details like that that really make a character pop!
And then there’s the tee-pee and fire pit (bonfire thingy?). I know… I’m so technical. Ha! I used skewers to make the tee-pee shape, then just draped fondant over it and added the details with a food marker and my extruder.
This cake was inspired by a cake found on Pinterest and sent to me by my customer. The link leads to Bake Me a Cake, but I can’t find the cake on that site. Also, the size was 8″ and 10″ round. The cakes were vanilla flavored with a caramel filling… yummy!
And that’s it – do you have any questions this Cowboys & Indians Cake? Leave me a comment please… I love to hear from readers!
I have lots of other cowboy themed cakes… check out a few of them here:
and a girly one…