Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tru Blood Drink

Okay, a friend asked me to make a cake for his wife's birthday which just so happened to coincide w/ the Season premiere of "True Blood," and she is a huge fan of the show.

The cake is red velvet filled w/ cream cheese buttercream, covered and decorated in fondant. The neck is modeling chocolate. I was able to recreate the symbols on the neck by making them out of gumpaste & attaching them to the modeling chocolate and then covering in fondant. I then coated the entire cake w/ an edible varnish. I could not get the words Tru Blood on the actual bottle b/c when I tried that trick on the cake the letters just sank into the soft cake & didn't show through the fondant like it did on the neck. I had a hard time w/ this cake b/c I tried a new fondant & it basically turned to goo in the humidity. The shape of the bottle looks more like a Jack Daniel's bottle than the Tru Blood bottle but I am always concerned that there is not going to be enough cake so I made the bottle portion larger so that everyone would get cake. The person that ordered it said the varnish made it very hard to cut (note to self: experiment w/ varnish more before next use).

P.S. I just noticed that the photo editing made the bottle look even shorter & stouter than it really was, guess I need to work on my editing skills.

So, here it is:

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