I post photos of my cookies/cakes to an album titled "Sugar" on my personal FB page to share with friends and family. A friend sent me a FB message a couple of weeks ago asking if I would be interested in making a few cupcakes or cookies for her son's 1st birthday on April 1st. We spoke and I asked what she had in mind as far as theme and/or colors. She wasn't sure, but during the conversation she threw out "primary colors" and "farm animals". She had already ordered a sheet cake from Costco, but wanted something for decoration.
Both layers crumb coated and into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
The cake was frosted bright sky blue.
I pressed the fondant barn to the side of the cake. You want the fondant to be thick enough that it will hold its shape standing up- otherwise, it will droop and fall.
The hay is yellow frosting mixed with a little cocoa powder and then piped by snipping the corner of a Ziplock bag. Again, squeeze the frosting and pull away and down from the cake for long stringy hay. Right side of the cake:
Back of the cake. My daughter really wanted to incorporate a sun into the design. The sun is a ball of yellow fondant with toothpicks covered in yellow fondant and then inserted into the ball for sun rays. I hand cut a cloud to place on top of the cake with the sun.
Left side with the chicken. The "dirt" in front of the barn door is grated milk chocolate.
Top of the cake:
It's so cool to be involved in other people's big days and life events.