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Cool Salad-Shaped Birthday Cakes

We had a birthday potluck at work with a salad theme-pasta, potato, green fruit, egg etc. I didn’t want to feel left out by making an ordinary cake. This was so much fun to make and so much fun placing it on the table next to all the other “real” salads. Thanks to this website for the inspiration a free cake recipe for any kind of cake you can think of!

This was my first experimentation with fondant. I used pre-colored fondant from a craft store. Rolled out the green fondant and tore it exactly as you would with tearing apart real lettuce and just added a few folds/wrinkles for effect. Everything else was pretty simple and self-explanatory (olives, cherry tomatoes baby carrots, banana, peppers and croutons). I used green buttercream icing on top for any opening between the fondant and light brown buttercream icing for the sides to create a salad bowl effect.

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