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Coolest Pond Birthday Cake

I really enjoyed making this pond birthday cake , it was for an 80 year old man. I was given a hand drawn picture of an idea they had George loved sitting in the garden by his pond and the rest was left to my devices.

I started by making different shaped flower pots out of icing, then I made the stones for around the pond. I made a water fountain for the birds to drink out of then I made a bench for the man to be seated on and a table to stand the man’s drink on. I then supported the bench so I could start to make the man. I started making the man. I made the legs and then gradually built up the body. I pushed a cocktail stick into him before I attached the head to support him and stop him from falling apart.

When the pots were dry I colored some royal icing in green and piped the leaves into each flower pot and cut out little flowers and attached these on top of the leaves. The large trees I made these by making a dome and pushed it into the flower pot and when the dome was dry I piped the leaves onto the dome. I then rolled little sausage shapes to make the koi carp and these were painted orange, black and white when they were dry with food coloring.

Finally I cut out the number 8 and 0 and attached these to a wire and left them to dry before coloring in a glitter and attaching them into the fountain. I then made some small white flowers for the lilies and some leaves for the pond. I baked a 11″ square cake and when chilled I filled with jam and butter cream and then I covered the whole cake in butter cream and chilled in the freezer and the covered in white roll out icing. I left this over night to harden, meanwhile I covered the cake board in white and this was then set aside to harden.

The next day with a piece of sponge I mixed different colors of green with a little pure alcohol and brushed it over the cake until it was the color I wanted, this was then left to dry again.
I then colored some icing in a light brown and I then added a small amount of dark brown and kneaded slightly until I had a marble effect to resemble wood grain and I started to cut out the fence piece by piece attaching it to the cake as I cut them out until it was all around the sides of the cake.

I then colored some icing in blue for the water of the pond and attached this to the cake. I then attached the stones around the edge of the pond and then the water fountain and the fish and lilies were finally added to the pond.

Now I attached the man on the bench and his table and then the flower pots keeping 2 for the cake board. Finally I cut out the lettering in brown and attached this to the cake board. It was a lot of work but the end result was well worth it and they loved it.

Coolest Pond Birthday Cake

Coolest Pond Birthday Cake

Coolest Pond Birthday Cake

Coolest Pond Birthday Cake

Coolest Pond Birthday Cake