Sunday, May 1, 2011

Toy Story 3rd Birthday

This cake is for a 3 year-old boy. The cake is chocolate, with buttercream icing. The whole thing then covered with fondant. The bottom tier is yellow with hand-piped red stripes. The top is white with hand-painted black 'spots'. The Woody character is my first attempt at a new technique....I made the bulk of him with rice crispie square, then covered him with coloured modeling chocolate-which I have never used before...I like it! If you use white chocolate melting wafers, then you can colour it any colour you need with regular gel food colouring. It hardens well, and smoothes over the bumpy crispies....
His red stripes are piped icing, the black spots are fondant 'stuck' onto the white, the other characters are all fondant.
The soldiers are plastic!

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