He wanted a plain white on white cake for this birthday. After the snowboarder cake last year, I couldn't leave it at a plain/plain cake. The kids asked, "What is your favorite thing in the whole world?" He replied, "Your mom." Well, I wasn't going to make a cake of myself, so I decided on his second favorite thing that usually includes his first favorite thing- a trail running cake.Everything on the cake is edible. The rocks are gumpaste. The trail is brown sugar. The rest is cake and frosting.
I baked two 9"x9" square white cakes and the trimmed the edges on all four sides.
Froze the cake overnight and frosted in the morning.
To make the gumpaste rocks, color some gumpaste gray, brown, black, & brown.
I colored the frosting dark brown for a "dirt" base.
Next, sprinkle a brown sugar trail.
Start piping green frosting (with Wilton tip #233) for the grasses and place the rocks.I made shoeprints and then later smoothed them out of the trail. Any trail runner knows that you should not leave deep tread impressions in the trail!
We decided to make a creek on the other side of the trail- just like one of our favorite trails.
I feel like I say this with each new cake: "This is my new favorite!"