Friday, November 9, 2012

Goodbye Fall-CAKE CHALLENGE PROJECT

Fall is pretty much gone around here, on Wednesday afternoon we were hit by another storm, nothing as bad as the one from last week ( which let me homeless for almost a week). We had a few inches of snow and whatever pretty leaves were left on the trees are gone now.

I have this particular tree right in front of the back door of my apartment. I love this tree so much and I have taken countless pictures with my kids under that tree. In Spring is beautiful green and in the Fall the colorful leaves are endless.
The best part is the I do not have to clean up the leaves, so I'm pretty grateful about that.



I based this particular cake topper thinking of my tree, of course it doesn't have as many branches and leaves as the real tree but at least the idea is there.

Materials-Goodbye Fall cake topper:

.Floral Wire - 33 Gauge - Green
.Brown chocolate fondant
.Floral pliers
.Modeling tool to imprint the vein marks in the tree
.Small brush
.Coffee stir ( to place wires inside, and then in the cake) Great tip from Juanita of SweetThings Blog


 Instructions:

.Cut the wires in different sizes and attach them to each other using the pliers. Insert tree trunk ( the one you made using many pieses of wires) into the coffee stir and then in the cake.
.Cover all wires with chocolate fondant ( use the small brush with a dab of water if nessesary to attach pieses of fondant to each other), you also can use modeling chocolate but I didn't have any in hand.
.Use modeling tool to imprint different patterns of veins in the tree's trunk and branches.




 The small leaves under the tree were leftover from a cupcake order I had a few weeks ago. I used a combination of brown and orange fondant colors and a small cookie cutter to make them.

I also covered the cake with chocolate fondant.



AND NOW WHAT ABOUT A FABULOUS CAKE CHALLENGE?

Melissa, from The Baked Equation and I invited a group of talented bloggers to have some fun and make some yummy sweets along the way. Each of us were able to choose from any of the following categories to create a fall inspire dessert: creative cake, sugar topper, cupcakes or recipe.

We wanted to give different categories because what may seem easy to one is difficult for another. The most important thing was to share this project with all of you and hopefully make new blogger friends along the way.

We couldn't be any happier the way this project turned out.
Everyone was so talented and creative, just take a look of what they did

 

 I want to thank everyone who participated in this fun project. I know some blogs will be new to you, so I encourage you to visit them and say hi.



1-Cup of hot cocoa cake-Munchkin Munchies
2-Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting-D & P Celebrations
3-Caramel Apple Cake-The Baked Equation
4-Maple Leaf Chocolate Cake-Butter Yum
5-Boo Shoe Sugar Topper-Trilogy Edibles
6-Goodbye Fall-Pink Little Cake
7-Turning Leaves-Simply Sweet by Honeybee
8-Fall Teddy Bears-Karma's Cakes
9-Thanksgiving Head Dress-Sweetology
10-Fall Flower Pot Cupcakes-Butter Hearts Sugar
11-End of Fall Cupcakes-Not your momma's Cookie
12-Thanksgiving in a Cupcake-Savor the Baking
13-Turkey Cake-The Baking Sheet
14-Picking Leaves-Sweet Things



 

21 comments:

Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie said...

Kathia, I love this cake! You fondant work is so smooth and perfect - just gorgeous! It looks like a lot of us are thinking about the end of fall :) These chilly mornings certainly feel like winter to me!

Karen - Trilogy Edibles said...

I love this tree, it's awesome. Thanks for setting this up!

SweetThingsTO said...

Goodbye Fall! Thank you for creating this fun fall project. I love your tutorial!

Melissa said...

I love this collaboration of cakes! Your tree is fantastic. I can't wait to give this a try. Thank you so much for all the hard work in the midst of the craziness this past week. You are a beautiful, dedicated, hard working lady!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

WOW - I have ALWAYS wanted to know how one would make a sugar tree topper for a cake - your pictures and instructions are so clear - thanks! This cake is soooo perfect - looks like you took a picture of the tree in my front yard and CAKED IT! Thanks from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be included, this was tons of fun.

Pamela Smerker said...

I absolutely love this cake, it is truly a piece of art!! Thank you for including us in your challenge. It was a lot of fun and I love checking out all of these new blogs!! Thank you!!

Sue said...

Kathia, I am in AWE of your flawless fondant! Your tree is so amazing, I just love it! Thanks for showing us how it's done:) Thanks also, my friend, for including me in this fun challenge! :)

Eftychia said...

So beautiful. I will definitely give this tree a try.

Patricia Reitz said...

Oh Kathia - your cake is perfect!! I love everything that you do. Thank you so much for inviting me to join in this fun fall themed cake challenge. It's nice to get to know some new bloggers too. Take care, Patricia

chineka said...

I love this cake and the tree is awesome. 8-) Thanks for choosing me as one of the participants in the cake challenge. I had a blast!!!

Chineka - Savor the Baking

Butter Hearts Sugar said...

Thank you so much for organizing this challenge Kathia especially considering all that is going on. I think everyone has had so much fun, I know I did. Your cake is beautiful as always, I love your tree, both cake and real.

Jackie@The Cookie Corner AZ said...

Love your "tree"- cake gals are so creative!

Jackie @ The Cookie Corner AZ

Haniela said...

I need to try this. Beautiful cake and a topper.

openconceptkitchen said...

I really love your tree and your fondant on the cake is perfect! Wonderful cake challenge Kathia ~ Paula

Karma said...

Me encanta!! Es tan otoñal! Muchas gracias por el tutorial! Y de nuevo muchas gracias por invitarme a participar en el Fall cake exchange!

Karma said...

Fall cake challenge! Ups

Cake Fixation said...

So cute!! I love how you did the tree! What a fun cake challenge.

Barbara Bakes said...

Your cake is the perfect tribute to fall. All the cakes are so fun and creative.

SimplySweetsbyHoneybee{Melissa} said...

I'm so late leaving a comment. I love your cake! Your fondant work is phenomenal. Fondant is scary to me. Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of this project :)

Barbara Bakes said...

Your tree cake is spectacular! Everyone dressed up their cakes beautiful. Such a fun event.

Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} said...

Hi Kathia, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. This tree cake is so beautiful. You have some skills. And certainly does look like winter has reached you with that snow.

-Lisa.
Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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