Down in the garden

Down in the garden
Down in the garden

This is a 13×9″ quarter slab carrot cake covered in cream cheese buttercream and fondant. The trees, bushes and pond are made with RKTs covered in fondant. The trees were then dusted with 3 or 4 shades of green to add some dimension. The pond water was done with a sparkling gel. The cake is completely edible.

While this is my own design, I did take a lot of inspiration from a couple of cakes by Lesley over at the Royal Bakery, and did a lot of brainstorming with my friend Jennifer.

Jodie (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sugar-Tales/293945807322699)

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Thanks Jenn! I really do appreciate you being a sounding board as I worked through the design. :D

Jodie (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sugar-Tales/293945807322699)

I saw this and immediately thought it must be at least partially inspired by Royal Bakery’s sunflower cake. You did an amazing job! This is DARLING!

https://www.facebook.com/PeggyDoesCake

Thank you ladies! Yes Peggy, Lesley’s sunflower cake and her Hello Kitty cake were a big inspiration for me!

Jodie (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sugar-Tales/293945807322699)

I just adore this cake! I love the hydrangea bushes!!

Toni, Pennsylvania, https://www.facebook.com/WhiteCraftyCakes

Thank you Toni! Go check out The Royal Bakery’s facebook page. She has a tutorial on how she made topiary trees for her Hello Kitty cake. I used that as inspiration for making these!

Jodie (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sugar-Tales/293945807322699)

Wow this is spectacular! What a great job!

Esther @ The Frosted Cake Boutique | www.facebook.com/thefrostedcakeboutique