This cake was truly a labor of love, as it was for my mother’s 75th birthday. I had known for months what I wanted to do. She has chickens, ducks, geese, etc……even hatching her own from her incubator. But she’s always loved peacocks & has never owned one.
I hand-cut all the feathers from gumpaste without using a pattern or cutter because I couldn’t find one I liked. The peacock is made from rice krispy treats & fondant. The inside of the cake is red velvet with a central layer of cheesecake, iced with white chocolate buttercream & covered with my own homemade marshmallow fondant. I had to laugh when my mother said that the ‘purple stuff’ was really delicious! I guess my fondant gets the thumbs up on taste! :-)
Cakes ROCK!!! Christy Seguin, Austin, TX