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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 (

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Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer

You did an awesome job Jodie!!!

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

Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer

My pleasure and you know anytime I am here for you :)

Benni Rienzo Radic

Amazing! Love it! and yum carrot cake!!!

Peggy Does Cake

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!


this is fantastic!

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

Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

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

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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!

Esther Williams

Wow this is spectacular! What a great job!

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Thanks Esther!


Amazing, just beautiful

I Sugar Coat It!

Lovely job, Jodie!! Congrats on your consecutive top 3!! You go, girl!! J


So pretty!


this is amazing!!

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