Friday, August 2, 2013
Old Man Cake
I made the "old man" sitting in a leather chair with a wooden table next to him. I couldn't figure out how to do the beer bottle and I know he enjoys his morning coffee so I made a coffee cup. I will try to do the beer bottle next year.
Because Mike is a hunter I knew he had bagged a polar bear that he has mounted in his house. I decided to do a bear rug. It came out pretty cool.
I put a putter and ball on the "green" where I placed the chair and table. There is a small sand trap on the side and I put his age on the flag stick.
I used the Marshmallow Fondant that I have used in all my other recipes along with the same Butter cream frosting. It was humid and I had to freeze the cakes. So I learned that when you are working on a frozen cake as it thaws it becomes very moist. It was easy to stick the stripes on but I didn't want to touch it much as it left marks.
I didn't know how I was going to mold the old man so I looked on line for some ideas and printed them off. More to get perspective than anything else. I started with the jeans and worked my way up. I did the head last. I used half gum paste and half fondant mixed together. The hands were hard and the face was tough. It took me several times to get it right.
I printed off a copy of Golf World magazine and superimposed Mikes face onto the front cover. On the back I also put old folks ads like Geritol, Viagra, and Centrum Silver.
Happy Birthday Mike....keep living life to the fullest!
Happy Birthday Mike. Live life to the fullest!