Friday, October 16, 2015

Deer Hunting Birthday Cake

I honestly don't know how this cake turned out so well!  I made it with two days notice but it came out just like I imagined!  The deer were a little tricky to get just right, but with a freezer and lots of patience they came out nicely.

 Sunset frosting fade is one of my favorite things in the world!  The 'Wicked' cake was one of my favorites because of that!
 I didn't have any chocolate cookies, or cocoa, so that 'dirt' is hot chocolate mix. He he!  Improvising is always a must with cakes!!
 These birch trees are all over our mountains!  And that buck would be a terrific prize!
 So, I wasn't going to make a gun.  I though, "It's for a 7 year old, I shouldn't do a gun."  But my husband and daughter convinced me it was essential!  I'm really glad I added it, though.  Every boy loves his guns!
 Modeling chocolate decorations.  I really love not using fondant.  Is that bad of me?!
Happy birthday, Austin!!!  I'm glad your day was special!!


  1. hi sweetheart love this cake ive been asked to do it for an 18th birthday can I ask what cake tins did you use and what colours did you use for the sunset thanking you Sharon sullivan

    1. I just saw your sweet comment. I'm so sorry! I used 3 8" round pans and the bottom is a 9" cake with the modeling chocolate 'wood' around it. The colors were just the basic yellow and orange from Wilton. I mixed the yellow first then gradually added orange to make the 4 colors. I hope this will help you with future cakes!

  2. Absolutely stunning thank you for sharing.
    How did you do the deer cut outs? Did you have cutters or free hand ?
    I’m going to attempt to make one for my sons birthday ��

  3. I would also like to know how the deer were done. What are they made out of? Did you use a stencil to get the shape so perfect?