Dedicated mum Barbarann Garrard gave her son a 10th birthday to remember a couple of days ago when she presented him with a cake of epic metal proportions. Although not a professional cake decorator and having been doing it as a hobby for just a year, clearly the results are excellent!
Weighing 70 pounds and standing 32 inches tall, this thing ought to be put in a museum — especially when you consider that she spent an impressive 70-80 hours on its fine craftmanship. The only problem with making awesome cakes is the need to eat them!
Check out the gallery below, and go even further down if you want to read the creator’s detailing of the cake’s finer features.
A technical run-through by Barbarann
“The cake was very big, it weighed in at 70 lbs and was 32″ tall. I made EVERYTHING on that cake and everything is edible and/or made of edible materials & handpainted or airbrushed with edible food dyes.. (with the exception of some dowels for support on both the cake and some of the elements on the cake , and some wires were used to insert the letters for the words & a few other elements )
“Eddie Riggs was made of modeling chocolate mostly, (and gumpaste/fondant ).. and hand painted with edible dyes..
“Clementine is gumpaste and fondant (with wires for strings, and a thin wooden dowel for support)
the Axe ( the seperater ) is gumpaste, and has a small wooden dowel….
“Other elements such as Ormagoddon and the flowers ( home made stencil also ) that look like little hands making the “rock on” gesture,
“The lettering ( again, a home made stencil) that says “Happy 10th Birthday Jakob” ( my son), and the “exhaust pipe tree”, are all gumpaste and fondant.
“The spikes along the bottom two tiers are solid chocolate poured into some molds, then painted with edible luster dust,
“The chain, on the 3rd tier up, is made out of fondant and pressed from a home-made mold.
“The flames were cut from gumpaste using a home-made stencil , then airbrushed with edible dye.
“The coprse pile is rice cereal treat covered in chocolate , then tiny chocolates poured into the shapes of various bones and skulls were pressed on top..though, some chocolates were carved into the right shapes because I didnt have molds for some of the desired shapes.
“Next, fondant was layed over the top and shaped and formed around the chocolates under it, then airbrushed.
“The cross and sword are a combination of chocolate and fondant that have been airbrushed.
“The amps are made of rice cereal treat, covered in fondant and then handpainted ( although I put a Marshall logo , instead of Mitt E. Watt , which is what they have on them on the game… )
“This cake took between 70-80 hours total or me to complete ( right in my home kitchen.)
“And my son loved it!”