Wall-Mounted Deer Head Cake

Oh, hello, deer!

I made a wall-mounted deer head cake!  As you do.

Wall-Mounted Deer Head Cake

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”.

Wall-Mounted Deer Head Cake

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!

Wall-Mounted Deer Head Cake

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!

3 thoughts on “Wall-Mounted Deer Head Cake

  1. Hello Caralin. I love your Deer Head on the wall cake, it’s just amazing!
    I’m Kristie Kenefick, a cake artist in Colorado. (a slice of creation cakes)
    I have been asked to make a Deer Head Grooms cake for a Wedding in September 2016.
    I was hoping you give me some clues and how you made your cake.
    I think I have an idea about the structure, but how did you make the neck? Is the base of the neck Styrofoam, with cake on top?
    Any help you send my way would be truly appreciated.

    1. Hi Kristie,

      Thanks so much for the compliment – it was a fun cake to make! I looked a lot online as well to try to find something similar in terms of structure before I started, but there really wasn’t anything there! So, I thought I’d just figure out a plan for myself and go for it. Why not, right? 🙂

      I actually took a lot of photos of the process for once (I’m notorious for taking a couple at the beginning, and then I get so into it I forget to take any more and the next photo shows the cake all done!). I’d be happy to share these with you – let me just figure out the best way to go about doing that, but I’ll try to do it this week so you’ll have plenty of time for your September cake!


      1. Hi Caralin! Ericka Davis here from PinkSpoonBakery in plant city, FL. I’d also love to see the process! Did you end up doing a tutorial somewhere? Or could you share the details through email?

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