Today is my niece's 16th birthday and her mum asked me to make her a birthday cake. They live 1 hour west of the Gold Coast and she works at a dairy. When she leaves school she wants to move to inland Australia and become a jillaroo. She has even bought a few calves off her boss that she is rearing and going to sell when they are older. So when her mum suggested a cow print cake it seemed like the perfect idea.
I made a basic chocolate mudcake for the base and covered it in chocolate ganache and fondant. I used white fondant for the base and then cut cow splotches out of black. Corey already thinks I am a funny little city girl but he thought I was even funnier when I asked him what shape the splotches on cows are! The rope is also made out of fondant. I thought I would just buy brown fondant but this is actually chocolate fondant. Like it actually tastes like chocolate! I didn't even know that existed.
I am really happy with the cover on this cake. It is the best cover I have ever managed to get and I think that is definitely thanks to the cake class I did. I really learnt a lot in that one day class and it has made me a lot more confident when working with fondant. I would highly recommend anyone wanting to learn more about cake decorating does a class at a local cake shop. I came away with so much new knowledge. I am so happy Corey bought me the class for Christmas!