Sunday, December 7, 2014

Curling Cake for a Curling Enthusiast

Winter is here and that means avid curlers are hitting the rinks. So perhaps it's time to make a birthday cake with a curling theme for that curling enthusiast in your life.

This curling cake looks simple but was actually quite complex. First I had to cover the cake in white fondant, then cut circles with sharp-edged bowls and glasses to get the rings on the ice surface.  I rolled out both blue and red fondant to create the exact same-sized rings to insert into the white fondant. This gave it the smooth surface of a curling rink.

Small pieces of grey-coloured fondant were used to make the stones (rolled into balls and then pressed with a thumb to get the right shape) and red and blue fondant for the handles.  You can add people made of gumpaste and the brooms for a more elaborate cake.

Tip:  Do not make this cake in July or in high temperatures - your blue or red fondant may leak food colouring down the sides of the bright white cake.

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