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.