I have never been particularly good at drawing or sculpting but I do love the challenge of preparing novelty cakes (even if I don’t like the taste of fondant). So when a friend of mine asked me to make a mountain bike themed cake for her dad’s 70th birthday, I was both really excited and a little nervous. I started well in advance, working my way through little mountains of fondant, mixing colors and preparing all the little bits and bobs. I used chocolate cake, cream cheese frosting and black cherry filling – I find that the cream cheese frosting really compliments the rich chocolate cake and it doesn’t make it too sweet while it goes well with the cherries too. Advice: If using fondant, the dirty icing on the cake will need longer to set with the cream cheese frosting. I left mine the cake with the dirty icing in the fridge overnight and had no issues putting on the fondant the next day. I proudly present you the finished product:
It was so much fun to make – and I was extremely pleased to hear the birthday boy loved it. Seriously, if you have something to say, say it wth cake. Unless you’re breaking up with someone. Then talk to them – otherwise there may be a cake flying into your face!