Daily Top 3 - Oct 11, 2013

Gravity-Defying Zoo Cake

Our zoo director, Satch, won the most prestigious award in his field. The PR director for the zoo asked me to make a cake with the theme “Hats Off to Satch”. The invitation had a picture of an elephant holding a safari hat in his trunk. That was my inspiration.

It took a LOT of figuring out, planning, & trial & error, plus a lot of help by others more knowledgeable about structure than I. But I am so excited & thrilled with the end result! And I am proud to say I did all the carpentry & PVC work by myself, too! :-)

The main cake is red velvet with cream cheese buttercream filling, & the hat is carrot cake. Both cakes are iced in white chocolate ganache & finished with fondant. Everything is edible except the internal structure of the trunk!!

Cakes ROCK!!! Christy Seguin, Austin, TX

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NooMoo ...

Brilliant!

Michal Bulla ...

I love it, great job!

Elli Warren ...

Brilliant! great design and detail!! :-)

curiAUSSIEty custom cakes ...

I know whatever you set your mind to do you can and this just proves it. Great design and executed to perfection, my sweet friend, well done!!!

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

Amazing structural feat of engineering! And awesome, awesome design =D

Fifi's Cakes ...

super cool!! amazing construction. clever lady x

Goreti ...

Wow, aweaome cake!

Theresa ...

When I saw Riverbanks Zoo and being from SC, I did a double take on the picture. Great job.

Cakes ROCK!!! ...

Thank you all SO MUCH!!! This one was FUN! It did cause a couple of sleepless nights as my brain worked on the solution to the structure!

Theresa, I live in Chapin, on Lake Murray, just outside of Columbia. Where did you live?

Theresa ...

Florence

Cakes ROCK!!! ...

Nice!!! Florence is a lovely town. I have friends from there who live here now. :-)

angelmamma ...

Fantastic and creative!!

webb ...

Awesome job Christy !!

aloudy ...

So neat. Very detailed. I love the trunk holding the safari hat. I love Cakes Rock!

Sofia Costa (Cakes & Cookies by Sofia Costa) ...

fantastic work! :)

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