Sunday, February 26, 2012

Downhill Ski Cake

We have had the most mild winter so far so I was happy to get to see some snow this week! My snow consisted of white fondant, but it was still fun to get in the wintry mood. This cake was for a 30th birthday party and the birthday boy loves to ski. It was quite a challenge, but these are my favorite cakes to make. I like to get creative!

Here is a portrait of the lil' ski dude. He turned out so cute I hated to say goodbye to him....

Here is another pose. He was quite the model.

These little pine trees were so much fun to make! My mind went crazy with possibilities for next Christmas. I rolled the gumpaste into a raindrop shape, took mini scissors to cut the branches and sprinkled a little snow on them.

And now here are a few pics of the messy project, but first take a look at my lil trooper. He was so good while I made this cake ...just chilled in his little chair and listened to mommy explain the steps of making the cake. I think his favorite part was watching me make the trees.

Here is the tiered cake ready to get carved. The bottom two layers are yellow butter cake with raspberry filling and the top tiers are triple chocolate.

A little messy carving....

and....wa la! We have a mountain like shape.

Rolling out the white fondant. Let me tell you, this step sure does work my arm muscles....I really want one of those slab rollers for fondant.

Here it is before I trimmed it up. I kind of think it looks like a ghost...

Here is a little peak of the molding little ski dude was about to get some legs. I hope everyone enjoyed the cake!


  1. Tricia, the cake was amazing! It turned out so great! Tim loved it and it was so delicious! Thank you so much, you did such a wonderful job!

  2. I really can't believe this cake...that little man - INCREDIBLE...the trees - ADORABLE! :)

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