Tiffany Palmer
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My first wine bottle cake!

Had a last minute request for a wine bottle cake. The birthday girls favorite wine is Barefoot Merlot, so I took that and ran with it. The box is made of marbled vanilla sour cream and chocolate hot cocoa cake, iced in buttercream with mmf ‘wood’ panels that I then painted with food coloring. The wine bottle itself is cake ball mixture covered in fondant (neck is RKT) which I then painted with a mixture of clear vanilla, food coloring and a little corn syrup to make it look like glass. Painted the label, though I wish I did better with the ‘barefoot’ part which was fondant. For the shavings, I toasted coconut slightly and once it cooled I added in around the bottle. The cheese is just a 6" cake covered in fondant, made some indents and painted. The grapes are my favorite part…they are chocolate truffles painted with food coloring. Yum! TFL!

-- Tiff - MA