This homemade birthday river tubing cake is my first fondant birthday cake, made for a friend of a friend’s 50th birthday. I made the fondant (marshmallow recipe) which was pretty easy to make. My grandson age 9 was visiting so I tinted some brown and yellow fondant and asked if he thought he could make some rocks. Ohh my he did a wonderful job and was so proud of himself.
The cake itself was a sour cream cake filled with strawberry puree, frosted with cream cheese frosting and topped with fondant. I did have to re roll the fondant a couple times to get just the right size but actually the more you work the fondant dough the easier it is to work with. The figure was just craft wire shaped into something similar to a stick person and then the fondant added to it. The tube was just a cake dougnut that I cut the bottom third off along with cutting the hole a little bigger and covered with dark grey fondant.
I finished it off with weeds and cattails around the outside edge. I brushed the fondant with tinted glitter for cakes to give the grass and water some depth. I was very happy with the result and so was my friend!