Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shotgun Cake

Yes....another gun cake!  

This one's a bit different than the last one.  It was originally supposed to be just the gun, but in order to make it proportional, it would have ended up being a very small piece of cake.  I decided to make the wood base as the cake instead and just add the gun to the top as decoration.

I made the whole gun out of Rice Krispie Treats and covered it with fondant.  I then etched the design into the fondant.
I always try to do something new and different with each new cake I make.  This time I got to create wood out of fondant.  It really was a lot of fun!  I practiced first on a small piece of fondant to check out the effect.

First, I etched lines into the fondant and gently swirled them around with my hand.  Next, using a brush, I added some brown airbrush food coloring to the fondant.  It's basically like staining real wood.  The creases and imperfections pick up the darker color.
I then added small holes and made areas to look like knots in the wood.  You basically can't go wrong with it.  I'm very happy with how it turned out and I have plans to make a Thanksgiving cake with this newly discovered technique.  

This cake is 3, 8" square cakes cut to fit the size of the gun.  It is coffee flavored cake, topped with a layer of caramel and then chocolate buttercream frosting.  


  1. How did you make the gun, did you have a mould?

  2. How did you cut the end of the gun? I've never done this before but am contemplating it.