|Grilling and Father's Day just go together. Many men believe themselves|
to be the King of the Grill and that was behind the theme
for this cake and the matching cupcakes. And at the end of this
post, one more use for a pig mold.
For the board, I covered it with light brown 50/50 paste and then imprinted
the it with a wood grain impression mat. I took a ruler
and marked off wood plank lines. I used a mix of brown and black food
color with vodka and painted in the deepest areas to make them
stand out more. Then, to make it look like painted barn wood, I brushed the board with red dust. I set aside to let it dry.
I made the ribbon by cutting a circle and letting it dry over night.
I used the ribbon cutter to cut a long one inch wide
strip and gathered the center up into folds. I attached it
to the circle with piping gel and let dry.
The pig molds can be filled with one color gumpaste and
color brushed on or with multiple colors. I used pink for the
pig face and red for the bandana.
I always have better luck with chilling molds in the freezer
for a few minutes.Then, releasing them after letting it sit at
room temperature until it is not so cold and brittle.
|These pigs are a nice size for cupcake decorating as well as |
I made the banners using a clay letter embosser from the
For more amazing work from Jeannie, check out her blog, The Pastry Tip!