Tuesday, July 24, 2007

RJ Tools

This cake was made for Rodney and James to celebrate their birthdays at Tango. They usually share a cake for their birthday since they are only a few days apart.

I decided to make a toolbox cake for the both of them because they are the ones that everyone turns to when something needs to be fixed up there. Sometimes I'll talk to Rodney while he's at work and running cables. Not assisting his editor or working on a commercial, but running cables. They're both pretty handy guys so I guess that explains it!

This cake is actually 6 cakes. All are 8 inch squares, three carrot and three chocolate. The toolbox handle was made from a 50/50 fondant gumpaste mixture, as was the name plate. The tools were made from white chocolate and candy molds. I colored each portion the way I wanted it and then painted the silver parts with luster dust. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome of this cake, specifically the tools. The one thing Rodney said while I was making this cake was, "I can't wait to take a bite of that wrench!" I'm pretty sure he did too!



7 comments:

Lindsey said...

Holy cow! You are so talented. That cake is AWESOME.

Jessica said...

It looks awesome! You had me going for a minute there, till I read the phrase 'candy molds'. I thought you made that wrench out of elbow grease!

Michele W. in Florida said...

Wow! You did such a great job. I have a question. I've been experimenting with gumpaste. Why do you use 50/50 fondant and gumpaste? Should I be using that, too?

Thanks!

Michele

Holly said...

That wrench looks so real. Somebody's got skills.

Steph said...

thanks guys! you are all too kind! michele, you want to do a 50/50 mixture because fondant dries pretty quickly and cracks very easily. Gumpaste takes a long time to dry and keeps much of it's elasticity. When you mix the two, you get a good combo of both! Especially when you are modeling things and making objects.

Michele W. in Florida said...

Thanks! Do you use Wilton fondant or make MMF?

Steph said...

michele, I made my own mmf. it's cheaper and wilton's is super gross.