This retirement cake was four layers of sour cream chocolate cake filled with chocolate Italian meringue buttercream. The cake board was covered in fondant that was textured to look like a hardwood floor and "stained" with food coloring. The base of the cake was wrapped with a fondant tape measure that was handpainted with food coloring.
The carpenter was made from modelling chocolate and I tried as best I could to model the figure after the retiree himself. The table was made from fondant as are the tools. The wood pieces are shaved chocolate.
Hope it's a great party and a happy retirement!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!