I made this Wine Bottle Cake for my sister’s 30th birthday! We all love our glass of wine so I decided to do a wine themed cake! I looked of course on this website but all cakes were a little too small for what I needed as we had a lot of people to feed so I took a lot of different ideas from this website and made my own!
First I made all the decorations 2 days ahead of time. I used boxed rice crispy treats-snack size-as I cannot make crispy treats at all! But the size actually works very well! I made them into what I needed then covered each in fondant. Wine bottle (with label that read the bday girls fave wine and the year she was born-as to say-aged wine!), cork screw, grapes and leaves, cheese and knife too for the whole wine theme!
I dont like to cover my cakes in fondant ,yes they look beautiful BUT taste horrible, even if flavored! And most everyone asks me just ice in buttercream (I ice very smooth with hot water and viva paper towel!) and use fondant decorations! Its perfect because when ready to cut cake just pull them off! And if like my kids-they all want to eat them!
I used fudge marble cake mix and chocolate filling and white buttercreame iced the day before. I always wait until day of party to add things ontop cake as to make sure not to fall or fade or etc! Lastly trimmed in purple to go with whole grape/wine theme!