I made this Wine Cake for a friend’s 40th birthday. The cake is French vanilla with a homemade chocolate mouse filling in between layers. I used cream cheese icing for the top and sides of the cake. The sides of the wine box are fondant I made into boards and made lines in them to look like the lines and knots in wood. I then painted them with icing color mixed with vanilla extract to make them look more like real wood and attached them with icing to the sides of the cake after drying. The wine bottle and grapes are also made from fondant.

I molded the wine bottle from a real bottle and then painted with icing coloring and let dry. Before completely dried I printed the label and applied it to the bottle. The packing used for top of wine box is made from white chocolate shavings.