When my 4 year old grandson, Cruz, wanted a “hunting party” for his birthday, I decided to make a “sweet” deerhunter, a sleepy bear, a cute squirrel, and a nervous deer hiding in the trees. I made the trees out of rice krispie treats and covered them with fondant. The two layer cake was trimmed to look like a little hillside and the fondant log and candy rocks nestled in the grass made a good backdrop for the animals and hunter.
I colored the fondant for all the characters (except the squirrel and log which I painted with colorant mixed with vodka) and molded them a day early so they could set. I cut the wording out of fondant and I purchased the candy rocks at a candy store.
The Homemade Hunting Party Birthday Cake was a big hit with my grandson and everyone. Some said it was too cute to eat!