I made this Coolest Kilt Cake for my sister and her husband who are moving to Scotland. I began by making five thin 1/2 sheet cakes (using 1 box of cake mix per pan). I froze each one so that when assembling the cake they would be easier to handle and carve into the desired shape.
I made buttercream icing and layered the cakes with icing between. I cut one of the cakes into 4 long triangles and used it to flare out the bottom of the cake. I frosted the whole cake and placed it back in the freezer.
I used fondant to cover the cake and tinted all the colors I needed. I made the chains, belt buckle and sword pin out of gray fondant painted them with silver pearl dust mixed with vodka. Before painting the pieces I pressed them into various things to achieve the texture and pattern desired (I used metal watch bands, jewelry, etc.).
I used a pasta maker to shape the fondant into spaghetti strands to make the plaid. I attached these strips with a thin strip of thinned buttercream icing. I made a small batch of Rice Krispie bars and cut them the shape of the sporran (pouch) and then covered this with icing and fondant. I textured the sporran and belt fondant to look like leather by rolling onto crumpled waxed paper. I made the fringe on the sporran by using Twizzlers red Pull and Peel licorice painted with black food color paste.
I bought a full sheet cake box and mat at the grocery store to store the cake. It fit in this box perfectly! This is my coolest cake yet!!