by Brooke Kichurchak
Full view of the Barnyard Cake
My son wanted a Farm Cake for his birthday.
I baked three 9x13 sheet cakes in different flavors.
One was for a silo, which I used large biscuit cutters to cut out, and stacked with the intention of rolling it all in fondant. I couldn't use the silo because I ran out of room on the board! Poor planning. . .
I cut two sheet cakes to form the barn and covered it in white buttercream. I airbrushed the bottom red and used black and white fondant accents for the doors. The little animals, rocks and hay bales are all made from fondant.
The animals are my favorite. . .got the idea from a Sculpey clay book I found the day before. They're super Easy and just too cute!
The water is blue piping gel. The rocks coming out of the barn are made with some tapioca shaken with some chocolate brown liquid gel food color.
I wouldn't recommend using that again, as I didn't realize that biting into the tapioca if it happened to stick to the buttercream is VERY hard. Maybe some unsweetened coconut would've worked better just to make a little path?
The mud pit for the pigs is just melted chocolate. This one was a blast.
Usually when I do my own kids' cakes, I tend to wear out at the end and nix some details since I am not getting paid! This one, I could've kept going, but ran out of time. . .there was also dinner to prepare for the party!
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