Wednesday, October 8, 2008

All Aboard!

My little guy is absolutely crazy about trains. And cars of course. Anything with 4 wheels that goes! Trains seemed like something fun to put on a cake, and I wanted to try a new technique.

Fondant painting! Our little train is hand shaped into the engine, various cars, and the gifts. The paint is simply my paste food coloring mixed with clear vanilla. The alcohol in the vanilla evaporates quickly, allowing the coloring to dry faster.

I had a lot of fun putting this together, like play dough for grown ups. This is a technique I will be playing with again!


Willford Family said...

That is so awesome! You are so talented!

Carolyn said...

What a gorgeous cake. I just fell in love with a cake decorating show (Cake Boss) and have a new respect for such talent!