Last Sunday was Scotty's 4th birthday! Before his birthday we saw the movie "UP" and being a movie freak that he is Scotty asked me to make him an "UP" cake. First off I thought it wouldn't be such a big deal. I thought that making his birthday cake look like Mr. Fredrickson's house would be the easiest (instead of making a horribly misshapen replica of one of the characters). I didn't want to decorate with frosting so I remembered seeing one of Liko's posts she did with fondant (think of wedding cake frosting) and she was absolutely right about the arm workout when kneading - especially when coloring fondant. I have a new found appreciation for cake decorating! I started making the fondant around 7pm the night before his birthday and forged through until about 4am and this is was the end result:
Scary huh! Don't worry - those who ate it all survived!
Hours of work + look on Scotty's face = priceless
I give you a cross between an old man and a tiki statue
FYI: Never attempt to make a replica of Mr. Fredrickson's house! Too many colors, windows, shingles, etc!