I made this cake for an Oscar Party. This was my first time working with fondant.
I made one 8x12 cake and cut it into 4 squares. I layered the 4 squares with chocolate frosting in between. Then I cut the the sides of the cube to get that slanted look (sort of like a pyramid with the top cut off. Then I frosted the sides and top (which is the bottom) with vanilla frosting. I used Wilton fondant. I rolled it out and placed it over the cake. Since this was my first time it took a couple of tries before I got it right. On 2 of the opposite sides I made the folds of the box and then trimmed all the sides. I left the cake upside down for a while so that the folds/fondant could dry. While it dried I worked on 2 lids. Then I flipped the cake over and began working on the noodles. I tinted the fondant with brown gel coloring a little at a time and used a garlic press. My boyfriend squeezed and I kept adding fondant to get long noodles. I also made carrots, loose peas, 1 snow pea and a couple water chestnuts. I placed the noodles and veggies and then i added the lids. I used toothpicks to secure the lids. I also made the fortune cookies with fondant. Lastly, I drew freehand with Red Icing in a tube and a #2 tip the "Thank You" and the Chinese building.
I had made just a few plain cakes and my little sister came to me and said she told the people that she works with (KFC) that I would make a bucket of chicken cake for her Christmas party. I said 'ok, but you are going to help'.
First I thought I would have to get an empty KFC bucket for a sample. I then made several round cakes filled and put them together. I then cut my cake to shape. I iced the cake and placed fondant on it.
I could not think how I was going to get the col. sanders to look right... so I thought I would cut the pic out of the bucket - cut it into templates, then place them on black fondant and cut them out and put it on the cake. Once this was done it came together quick, I cut out red fondant strips and rolled fondant white and put on top and bottom for the rim.
I then cut out circle shapes because it was a party and put on the back side. I took chocolate and yellow cake that I had carved and crumbled them then put a small amount of milk in it and formed some chicken. When my sister took the homemade KFC bucket of chicken cake to the party she put 'chicken' cake on the top. Everyone said they didn't think it was cake.
HP sauce chocolate sponge cake with every ingredient, nutritional information and label hand drawn. Plus moveable chip made with sponge fingers and covered in fondant. These can then be dipped into the bowl filled with chocolate sauce .... YUM.
The cake is two layers of chocolate sponge filled with chocolate fudge filling. Covered in cut layers of regal ice and sugar paste. The drawings are all done in edible rainbow dust pen, even down to the bar code and recycle information and the queens crest.
This HP Sauce Birthday Cake was made as a request for a birthday cake, I made it just using a deep roasting dish creating a rectangle sponge and cut it down the middle and placed one on top of the other to make the thin bottle shape. To make the labels I used a pizza cutter to make the curves in the labels. This can be replicated to make any bottle shaped cakes, just cover it in brown fondant and you have a beer bottle.
This was the most enjoyable cake I have ever made ... and people seemed to love it as well.