This is a very special cake that I made for my sister’s baby shower. The shower had a farm theme, and so I wanted to do something bright and cheerful.
The sheep and pigs figures are from a book I had recently purchased, Debbie Brown’s 50 Easy Party Cakes, a book that I still look at all the time! I absolutely love Debbie Brown’s work. She is so talented at modeling figures from fondant and gumpaste, and her work always looks so polished and professional! I was inspired by her work, and this cake was my first attempt at 3-D modeling with fondant. If you are intimidated by 3-D modeling, her books are the perfect first step. She lays out all of the pieces and gives you a step by step on how she constructs her figures.
The little sheep peeking out from the bushes are so cute and remind me of spring. To cover the cake drum I rolled out white fondant and embossed it with an embossing wheel. I then wrapped the edge of the cake drum in a cute red and white gingham ribbon.
This cake has a lot of details, but any of the figures could be used individually as a centerpiece or cake topper. This little chick would look just as cute on top of a cupcake.
Cows are my sister’s favorite animal, so the cake definitely had to have a cow. The rectangle portion of the barn is cake and the roof is molded rice krispie treats.
Here is a top view of the cake. My amazing husband made the tree for this cake all by himself!