Hi Gina, love the cake!!! I have been asked to do a Eeyore cake for a 1st birthday so I google imaged it ;0) so glad I found your cake and this site. I noticed you said you covered it completely in fondant, how did you smooth the ears and arms so well against the main part of the cake?? They look seamless! Which I thought is only possible with modelling chocolate, is there a secret to it as I have never managed it..???
....Firstly, thankyou! Considering I only have the image on this website, it seems to have had a bit of interest outside of it.
I keep meaning to have go at modeling chocolate. It looks like you can do a lot of detailed things.
.....anyway, I use boiling water and a paint brush. I got to the point that I couldn't get the sugarpaste/fondant as smooth as I wanted and didn't want any joins to be seen. It is risky though with getting it too wet/not wet enough, but I started this one early enough to re-ice if needed.
Is that one of your cakes picture on you home-page Kim?
That's the only reason I got into cake....for the kids. They are so genuinely happy and amazed that it's a cake, and can remember that, over any presents they got
Its a shame that I couldn't link you to the process of the cake. I uploaded day-by-day photo's with explanations and difficulties I occurred. I had to delete them as a woman used the finished design to advertise a tuition DVD along with other peoples cakes and was charging $50. Thankfully due to people who know my work on dA I had someone message who recognised it, and I let the website know who took it down and banned the user.
......anyway, yes please.....let me know how you get on. If theres anything else you'd like to ask, don't hesitate. I've got a fb account if that's easier for you message rather than keep logging in to deviantart
And the head was carved as I went along. I had to judge the shape and hoped the structure would hold up as I didn't use a support rod through the middle. This cake was made over three or four days. This was so everything had a chance to settle and harden as I went along which helped the cake keep it's shape.
...and yes, the arms are fondant.
Hope this helps, and I will be glad to help more if you need it.
Thank you for the info. I stacked and froze my cake a few days ago, and I am just gun shy to make the first cut. I am just not sure where to start the cutting. If you have any more advice that would be great. I did tell my daughter if I screwed it up she would get eeyore's tail. She just laughed and said fine. S at least I have a back up plan. Thanks again!!
Sorry for the late reply....up to my eyeballs in cake
...it's really a matter of shaving a bit off at a time and seeing what you can get it down to. It helps to make it slightly thinner than the character your making as the icing plumps it out a bit. Theres been loads of times I've carved it exact, and after covering with icing, the end result looks tubby
Hope that helps, and good luck. Let me know how you get on.