Wednesday, July 15, 2009
For all you Stephenie Meyer fans, here's a cake that might make your blood curdle! A gentleman called me for a birthday cake for his wife who is really into the whole vampire series of books by Ms. Meyer. The theme for her party was based on "Twilight". After some collaboration, we decided on a casket-shaped cake complete with nifty accents, like the sugar paste tombstone, chocolate rats and blackened rose.
This was a carrot cake with cream cheese filling, covered with modeling chocolate and sugar paste accents. The cake board was covered in fondant that was made to look like cobblestones by using an impression mat. That weedy-looking stuff climbing up the casket is royal icing.
Not to state the obvious, but this would be a fun Halloween cake! I'm sure Dracula would approve.