Sunday, February 17, 2013

Woodland Tree Stump Cake

I never understood why my mother never wanted us to make a big deal of her birthday.  That is until I turned 30...and it only gets worse from there.
I get it now.
This year my Mom turns 60, and of course any sort of party is forbidden. 
But there are no rules when it comes to cake, so on this one I get to have some fun. Well, there is one rule , I am not allowed to put "60" anywhere on it.
German chocolate cake of course, same as every year.

Save and print jpeg
Save and print jpeg
My mother has always been an 'outdoor' person. Loves nature, critters, birds, pretty much anything that sends me running for cover. 
The mall parking lot is as outdoorsy as I get .
The tree stump cake is very popular and I think it will be perfect for her.

I would love to take credit for the design, but I used a tutorial for the cake itself done by Tea Party Cakes.
Fabulous tutorial !
This cake was quite easy to make.

I made some of my own woodland critters a few days in advance, and some gumpaste / fondant ferns with a Wilton Silicone Mold.

The fungus on the tree is made from gumpate and brown fondant that I twisted together to mix. Stop short of completely mixing so you still have some natural looking swirls.
Once they dried I attached them with some melted chocolate.

Any questions , please feel free to ask.
Such a fun cake!
Happy Birthday Mom!

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