I started this Deer Cake with 2 9x13 pans and 3 6 inch round pans, baked a white cake in them. I cut the 9x13 cakes in half and frosted vanilla butter cream in the middle and crumb coated it. I then cut the 6 inches in half and used 2 halves for the legs and the other to buildup the head.
I frosted in between all of them, then did a full crumb coat. I used skewers for support to keep the head from falling. I used floral wire covered with fondant for the antlers and didn't put them in until it was delivered. I then made up some chocolate butter cream and started frosting the cake and used black colored butter cream to fill in the eyes and feet and nose.
I had a picture of a buck for a reference. I used a fondant tool to make the texture for the fur. I made this cake for an avid hunter for his birthday, his wife almost passed out when she came and got it. It took me over 4 hours to sculpt and frost just to make it the way I wanted it. I hope you all like it.
My kids, nieces, and nephews look forward to an eccentric cake at our Christmas Party, each one different from the previous year. I've made castles, trees, etc., and then my daughter suggested that I make a Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Cake.
Using a 13x9" chocolate cake and an 8" chocolate cake, I was able to fashion the general shape of the reindeer head and neck. The icing on this cake was made with pudding and peanut butter, among other things, so it was glossy when it was finished, but the same effect can be achieved using regular frosting. The mane was made from chocolate frosting, warmed and gently applied. The ear (made by cake remnants) was decorated with a slice of strawberry; the eye was a dollop of Cool Whip and an inverted chocolate Kiss; the bridle was simply Bubble Tape and the bells on it were peppermint Kisses; the antlers were pretzel rods. The nose was the highlight: a big, round lollipop with a trimmed stick.
I made this Deer with Antlers cake for my brother's 60th birthday. He is a hunter and avid outdoors man and I thought this deer cake would be perfect.
I made the antler frame out of copper wire and covered them with fondant, decorated with chocolate buttercream icing. I made holes in the tips to hold the birthday candles. The deer head was shaped out of rice krispies and frosted with chocolate and white buttercream. The ears were formed with a u shaped copper wire and the entire head was supported with a cake board cut the exact size of the head. The eyes were Whopper candies.
The sheet cake was a Cream Cheese Pound cake iced with buttercream icing. I made this cake with a 10x13 pan and next time I will do a quarter sheet pan to have more room to do the writing. Also I might use a fondant banner and write the name and Happy Birthday on it.
Needless to say, it was a big hit with everyone, especially the men.
For his 4th birthday, my son wanted an elk cake to go with his hunting theme birthday party. We used a 9x13 sheet cake for the base, and grass part. We used a Wilton lamb pan for elk part. We reoriented the head, so that the back of the cake would balance the antlers, which we made out of chocolate twizzlers.
I made regular buttercream frosting for the grass. The elk tan part was peanut butter frosting. I added some chocolate syrup to the PB frosting for the dark brown parts.