Topic Title: cowboy boot cake Created On Wednesday May 28, 2008 8:15 AM
Posted: Friday May 23, 2008 4:56 PM
I am having a cowboy themed birthday for my son in a few weeks. He wants a cowboy boot shaped cake. I figured, not a problem. My picture perfect cake is a 2 layer cake with fresh fruit in the middle, shaped like a boot, and I am thinking I would need to use like a brown fondant to cover the cake, and then decorate it to make it look like an authentic boot.
What kind of pan? I dont think using a regular 9 x 11 pan is big enough, I thought I could use a sheet pan, make 2 or maybe 3 (depending on how tall each layer would be) layer, stack them with the fruit and frosting in between. Take my printed cut out of the boot, and trim to get the shape.
Is fondant what I want to use or should I use chocolate frosting?
Do they make a brown fondant? if not how do I get it brown.
Do I use frosting under the fondant?
I think thats all I have for now.
If anyone has any ideas for making this cake awesome, I am open any and all idea.
You can use either frosting or fondant thats totally up to you. I do know that satin ice fondant comes in many different colors and they probably would have brown, but if you make your own (mmf) than you could just color it with tint. Use the brown and add a little bit of red if you want a deep brown color. If you decide to use fondant, you will need to use at least a light layer of frosting underneath so that it sticks to the cake. Here is a couple of pics that I did a few months ago to jump start your creativity. Both are pull aparts (cupcakes). Good luck with your cake!!