This Oscar birthday cake was a challenging cake. When I was asked for an Oscar cake in a bin I thought great, I love to make cartoon characters.

The first hurdle was to make the bin look old. I covered the cake with black fondant then mixed silver food coloring very weak then did a wash on the fondant. I think it came out great.

The next step was Oscar himself. I made a separate cake then carved out his head and shoulders then made arms and hands. After covering him with green fondant I made his fur with a special tool. It took ages. After covering Oscar I then placed it on the bin. I am very pleased with the result and think I deserve an Oscar for my efforts.

Hope you like him.