I had a groom's cake for December that was to follow a hunting theme. The mother of the groom found a cake on the internet and it served as the inspiration of the groom's cake that I created for them. I cannot give credit to the original creator because I was sent the picture not the link on the web. Here is my interpretation of a hunters groom's cake.
Decorate The Cake just came out with an acorn mold which was perfect for that extra finishing touch to this cake.
three piece acorn mold from DTC
medium brown fondant
dark brown fondant
flower glaze (confectioner's glaze), optional
freezer (too big for the picture)
Using the medium brown fondant, mold an acorn cap for the size acorn you are making. The cap needs to be even with the top of the mold but slightly concave. You do not want it even.
|Molding the Cap|
I made one acorn base to begin with and popped it out and used it to approximate the amount of fondant I needed for each acorn base. Roll brown fondant into small log.
|Pushing the fondant into all parts of the mold|
|Filling the base|
Because the fondant will be misshapened if you pop it out of the mold fresh (at room temperature), I stick the mold in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Then one can pop the acorn base out with no problem.
|Popping out frozen base|
|Cap and base completed|
My acorn looked a little dull to me, so I painted the base with flower glaze (confectionery glaze). Here's a picture of what your bottle will look like if you haven't opened it for a couple of years. Hubby had to take it to the tool shed to get it open. Notice the tool marks on it. I have to admit when he left with the bottle, I was wondering what I would put the glaze it if he busted the neck of the bottle. (Note to self: open bottle every week or so to keep bottle from gluing shut.)
|Tool marks on confectionery glaze bottle|
Sandy Swart aka sewsweet2
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