Oh, hello, deer!
I made a wall-mounted deer head cake! As you do.
The birthday fella is an avid hunter and outdoorsman, so his daughter requested a deer cake. Fair enough, I thought, but the ultimate hunter’s trophy is the buck’s head with a full eight-point rack. So why do a whole deer when I could do a buck head on a wall?? Why indeed!
My next thought was: are wall-mounted cakes are a thing? Before starting this one, I did a quick Google search and didn’t find much, so I came up with my own structure and design plan. It worked – yay! Judging by the success of this one, I now hereby declare wall-mounted cakes to be “a thing”.
Everything you see is edible. There is some inedible structure hidden inside, of course, but all of the finishes are either fondant or modelling chocolate. This includes the “wooden” mantle and mounting plaque and the hand-painted wall paper (done with a combo of edible-ink marker and gel colours with paintbrush). The antlers are modelling chocolate!
This is the tastiest taxidermy I’ve ever seen – perfect for your favourite outdoorsman! I guess now that I’ve done a fishing cake and a hunting cake, I’m quite the outdoorswoman myself (that’s how that works, right?). And no, it wasn’t venison flavoured – it was chocolate with vanilla buttercream. Yum!
Check out a video of the cake!
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